Anyone else feel like there should be an extra day in the weekend? I can't figure out who decided it was a good idea to work five days a week and only play two. Oh well. We made the most of our short weekend in the Bitterroot and celebrated Earth Day by racing out to Roaring Lion to catch the sunrise.
We missed the sunrise but the view was still beautiful. This area burned badly during last year's fire season, so we had a clear view of the mountains and valleys with no trees left in the way. For better or worse, it provided a good opportunity to chat about responsible land management, which is always a hot-button issue. Selective logging for forest management purposes is always a contentious issue, but forest fires that break out in forests that have not been managed can be truly devastating for the forest and for those who build in those areas. This blog is no place for political persuasion, so I'll end this with a simple reminder of the importance of taking your time to understand the pros and cons of a proposed action.
After chasing the sunrise, we headed out to the Sula area so Dylan could show me around his hunting grounds. I also learned that Lars Ulrich, Metallica's drummer, lives right there, so that's cool. Dylan said he's a pretty nice guy, too.
Anyway, as usual, the weekend went way too fast, but we spent it enjoying the grandeur of the Bitterroot Valley and making friends with the locals. In this case, a young moose. And no, we didn't actually approach the moose, try to feed it, take a selfie with it, or anything else that you shouldn't do with wildlife, regardless of whether it lives in town. Safety first!
I hope you all had a great weekend - tell me about it!