Allen Creek Camp 2012
Here is what you saw as you got close to camp from the southeast—say, if you were coming back from working in the curlew territories along the Three Forks Drainage. (Incidentally, most of our winds, and certainly the strongest and coldest ones, blew from the northwest, so returning to Allen Creek at the end of a long day was sometimes extra tiring.)
This photo was taken, obviously, before the greening, and also before the creek thawed out. We had to melt snow for water for almost two weeks, which was kind of a pain in the ass because it took forever and most of what we would collect was fresh, unpacked snow, which filled a bucket and then melted down into nothing at all.