So I have danced my whole life at powwows. Growing up we have spent our summer weekends camping at powwows across the Northwest. Growing up we have balanced work, school, parenting, while keeping active consistently amongst our culture and ceremonies. While doing this juggling act, we always have to make time to create our regelia also. It has been a couple years since I have been able to make myself a new dress.
Young whitebark pine infected already by white pine blister rust.
Bridger Mountain, Bozeman MT, Gallatin Valley
Hiking up for White Bark Pine.
Lava Lake, Madison Mountain Range. 2000ft.
Elevation wasn’t high enough for any whitebark pine. There was a ton of huckleberries and raspberries. Of course not in fruit.