The Radavist 2018 Calendar: July Jul 12, 2018

This is the sixth layout of the Radavist 2018 Calendar, entitled “Nature is Metal” shot with a Leica M10 and a 50mm Summicron lens in Nez Perce Trail, Idaho.

“While fires can be devastating to old growth, in some biomes, it’s essential for the longevity of the forest. The Nez Perce Trail has many burn zones visible today but is no stranger to heartache and loss. This beautiful backcountry byway follows the path the Nez Perce tribe undertook in 1877 while fleeing the U.S. Cavalry. They were attempting to cross the border into Canada, to avoid being forced on to a reservation…”

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  • Patrick Jonathan Neitzey

    Love this. My wife grew up in Kamiah, small town on the Nez Perce Rez and trail, so cool! Love Idaho

    • It’s beautiful country up there. A giant bear (GRIZ?) came into my camp the first night, tossed my cooler around (RIP eggs) and then wolves howled all night at my second campsite. Felt nice to be sleeping in the truck and not on the ground in a tent or bivy.

  • Stumpjumper 29R

    Sounds like you need to read about camping in Bear country John. Not cool.

    • Oh I have. Did everything by the books and talked to Rangers before camping for local intel to play it safe. Late spring in these parts apparently messed with the bear hibernation/spring eating.

      • Stumpjumper 29R

        Cooler should be locked in Vehicle. Clean camp no food odours.

        • Cooler has a padlock, is air-tight, bear-proof rating, both rangers said if I’m sleeping in my vehicle to keep it away from the vehicle, far away from camp. My experience with bear country is food FAR AWAY from where you are sleeping. In California bear country, they rip open vehicles to get into coolers. Numerous trailheads have bear boxes and advise to remove all food from vehicles to keep that from happening. Cari had a big ass bear rip her truck apart because she had been living / sleeping / eating from her truck for weeks in the back country. I’m accustomed to bikepacking, backpacking and camping in bear country.