Bear going on his merry way.
Caterpillar on the scree slopes. Apparently the small things in life amazed us for the next 30 minutes after our encounter.
Going up to the high col.
Looking back down towards Birdwood Pass.
At the end of day 1, we reached a high col and got a sight of Mt. Smuts.
From the Col we also got a nice view of the Birdwood lakes. We set our camp next to the upper lake (to the left, just off the picture). And of course we had a permit. Not a bad site, considering that our closest neighbour was on the lower lake and it was the long weekend.
Stacey lost a clog in the fight against the brush.
This shot was taken at sunrise. After meeting a grizzly bear, you can't expect to get much sleep that night.
On our way back down, between Mt Smuts and Mt BIrdwood. Once we got on the road we hitch hiked the remaining 5 km to our car, luckly Stacey is also a car magnet and we got a ride from the first car that passed.