weather greeted a group of Sierra Club members, non-members, teachers
from Alaska, Vermont and the University of Montana, three college
students, volunteers and professional photographer Ryan Killackey
for a field workshop on wildflower photography in June. The group
hiked Lemhi Pass, on the Montana/Idaho border, in the Beaverhead Mountains.
Killackey was the gallery artist of this year's 26th International
Wildlife Film Festival. His passion for photography, as well as wildlife
biology, has led him to shoot both locally and internationally over
the past five years. You may view his work here.
Sierra Club Conservation Organizer Bob Clark, out of Missoula, Montana,
said the group hiked along the Continental Divide on Saturday, with
great weather north out of Lemhi Pass for two to three miles, and
camped on the Divide that night with expansive views into both Montana
and Idaho. "In the evening, not one light could be seen!"
he said. On Sunday morning shutterbugs had an opportunity to do some
early morning shooting with Killackey.
The group was joined by Jerry Dixon, who is in the midst of a 1,200-mile
human powered ultra-marathon across the Rockies, traveling from the
Gates of the Rocky Mountains to the Pacific by kayak, bike, ski, raft,
dugout, on foot, swimming, and canoe.
Here are some photos from the trip, courtesy of Ryan Killackey:
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