Monday, April 13, 2015

K is for Kootenai Creek

The Bitterroot Range is a lovely and jagged chunk of the northern Rockies. Viewed from the right spot, it appear as if the mountains on the east side of the valley slid off the top of the Bitterroots and that is pretty much just what happened. With the big slide done and over, every mountain's mortal enemy immediately went to work. Erosion. Over the next few kajillion years snow and rain happened, which had to go somewhere. Thus was born Kootenai Creek, Blodgett, and a host of other creeks all draining the high range that is the west side of the Bitterroot valley.

It's an amazing place, one that remains high in my book of memories. Cale and Lane like it too.

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