We'd just arrived up high in the alpine zone, and Shyla seemed awed the view of the high craggy peaks.
However, she was glad to turn on a dime and sprint to me when I called her.
Some parts of the high country were still covered in thick layers of snow, actually limiting where I could ride my mountain bike.
I am so thankful that our country sees fit to keep some land open and natural, for people and other animals to enjoy.
I hope that we'll be out camping above treeline again, enjoying mellow sunsets, before too long.
Even when we had to go home from our trip earlier than expected, the incredible beauty of the mountains was waiting for us to remind me that there's beauty everywhere.