Sunday, August 9, 2009
Early in July, B did some fieldwork around Sawtell Peak. It was warm and beautiful, wildflowers were in bloom, and he knew we would enjoy a trip up there.
So, a week later, we all got in the car to drive up to Sawtell Peak with him. Unfortunately, right as we were driving, a storm was moving in, and it was cold and windy when we got up there.
We couldn't stay outside, but we still enjoyed the great views and lovely scenery from the comfort of our car. From the peak (it's an elevation of 9,866 ft.) you can see the nearby Continental Divide, the dome of Yellowstone, the Snake River, the Tetons, and more.
It's a fun drive--how often can you take your car to a summit this high? Definitely worth a trip!
On the way home we stopped to take a look at the huge Osprey nest above this bridge. Amazing!