|A view into the Sapphires|
Here's a few photos of the Sapphire Mountains, the range on the East side of the Bitterroot Valley.
|The cloud-covered Bitterroots from Chaffin Butte|
We've been ignoring the Sapphires in this blog, and in truth, we've spent most of our time in the taller, snowier, granite-filled Bitterroots. But the Sapphires are breathtaking and I spend quite a bit of time admiring the sagebrush foothills and forested peaks.
|The trail to Chaffin Butte|
These photos were taken on Chaffin Butte, a favorite local hike just outside of Corvallis. The views from the top are expansive, and I felt like I was floating in air suspended between the peaks of both ranges.