Solemn Sacred Forests
Long day with the old growth spirits—through solemn sacred forests of trees with bark like scales of an old dragon who long ago sat down in meditation and let his clawed feet grow into the earth. Impossible not to imagine the kami living in these trees, their silent tinkering with the luck of travelers. Call out—just in case—with a humble prayer for their blessings as we pass through their woods. All that's lost is regained in turn, and so we climb back up from Duckabush Crossing to the alpine country, LaCrosse Basin and Mt. Steel.
One more image and excerpt from my most recent blog post, detailing day 2 of our Lake LaCrosse Trek.
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