This year, I started my wildflower trip with a backpacking jaunt with Darren Kilgore
. We backpacked up to Wetterhorn Basin expecting to get some great photo opportunities of Wetterhorn Peak. We did come away with some nice photos and also had some fun dodging thunderstorms with lightning strikes that were way too close. I still remember staring down at Darren as we were crouching to the ground. On from Wetterhorn Basin, I traveled to Porphyry Basin for a few photographs. Then I traveled to Ice Lakes Basin and got a picture that I really like, but not the one I hiked up there for. Unfortunately, I didn't focus too well on that photograph. Lastly, I headed to the La Plata Mountains where I wished to come away with some images, but the wind was a bit too strong.