A late winter ski up Specimen Creek in Yellowstone national Park.
This area was burned by the owl fire in 2007 and a ski up the creek leads you past the burnt zone. A stark yet beautiful area of burnt trees provided contrast on an overcast chilly morning.
Leaving the burnt zone behind there are open meadows and thick lodgepole pine forest which follow the creek slowly onward and upward to the mountains beyond.
A beautiful meadow with mountain views made a nice place to stop and soak it all in.
We were treated to the song of an American Dipper on the return to the car as the sun came out to cap off a wonderful spring day.
Yellowstone National Park.