Monday, August 9, 2010

summer meals on the road and in the back country

June has always been about adventure and discovery.  This month the adventures included finding a remote and rugged Hot Springs accessed via a steep canyon trail with exposure that is drop dead gorgeous.  

Our day started with a bowl of first of the season huckleberries after which we were fit and ready to descend the canyon wall where the secret Hot Spings is located. 

The weather was cool and wet and I was glad as the day before was sweltering and we put off going down the canyon in favor of a shaded camp under old growth cedar trees.   We put on the Gortex hiking boots and rain gear and set across a flooding creek to get to the trailhead.

 The rewards of the day, not a soul about but us ... and the raging river rushing by was an obvious thrill.

While away the garden has become a monster of growth and a wonderful neighbor has been watering it.


lostpastremembered said...

That would be fortifying indeed... your garden is beautiful... you must be pleased and proud that all that work paid off. You were hiking in paradise. The one thing I disliked about traveling in July was that there were too many people!! You avoided that in spades. Gorgeous.

Leslie said...

Sounds like a great adventure and the berries look sooo good!

powderate said...

lostpastremembered, we were on our way back to the Hotsprings the night a giant slide occurred blocking the road and changing the landscape forever. Paradise lost? I missed the wild roses this year, must of been the gardening, anyway I've been planning to use the rose absolute with wild trout, which I've yet to catch. Another chance for trout this week coming. I can't wait anymore to try it! Happy late summer!

powderate said...

Leslie, wow, $1.50 for those good eggs. I like to use raw egg in salad dressings and blender drinks so avoiding factory eggs is crucial.
Yummy egg recipe...burpy eggs. said...

Love the pictures, breathe taking.