Hiking out from Grand Valley back to the trailhead in Olympic National Park, we walked through a couple of miles of alpine tundra studded with tree islands like this one. These are places of refuge for grouse and other wildlife in a land of harsh extremes.
The first time I hiked this trail was on a midsummer day when it was snowing at the trailhead. Believe me it was hard to get out of the car that day to start the hike and, by the time we got to camp I had a mild case of hypothermia.
SIZE: This photograph is printed at an approximate final size of a bit over 3x3,” and is printed on cotton rag photographic paper using pigmented inks for an estimated 400-year display life.
LIMITED EDITION: This photographic print is part of a limited edition produced by photographer Lee Rentz. The edition consists of 250 prints, which includes all sizes and methods of printing.