Panorama Snow-Capped Wallowas

Our path takes us into the stark beauty of the Wallowa Mountains, tree tops emerge through the snow into which we sink to our knees or waists with every step. As we cross the pass, the snowfall tapers off and reveals a glimpse of the cold blue sky and the mountains that embrace us all around. All day we had been following the tracks of a lone wolf and an elk to the final pass and a frozen alpine lake.