Photographer's Note

It's been way too long! I'm so busy, but I had to join my friends once again here on TE!

I was able to find a few moments to come out of town just a bit and capture this yesterday morning. This is the Bear River Range. The river across which I'm shooting is part of the Bear River drainage, and doesn't really have a name.

The great trapper, Jim Bridger, explored this area, which was back then Shoshone Indian country. As he and his fellow trappers explored, they also trapped beaver to make lovely hats for the early Victorian fashion crowd. They actually culled nearly all of the beaver from these mountains. Now, 200 years later, the beaver have returned.

We're looking across parts of Cache Valley, so named because Bridger and others hid or "cached" their fur pelts here in various hiding places.

If you look at the workshop, you can see a different version of this image, taken a few minutes afterward from a place about 40 feet away.

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Additional Photos by David Sidwell (dsidwell) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2294 W: 168 N: 1911] (9783)
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