Stopped by aunt & uncle's house in Three Forks on the way to basecamp (couldn't turn down a dinner invitation); then off to the Beaverhead valley

set up camp

and then over to headquarters next door for the latest on the grouse; counts have been solid and the weather looked good for the next 3 days with clear skies and cold mornings (13, 15 and 18 degrees) to firm up the roads

wasn't sure which dog was going to be at camp this time; turned out it was my gal, Sal

plenty of light left and I needed to stretch my legs so I took a walk around town, especially to check out the damage from the July 17 flood; climbed the hills to get some bird's eye views

then up Hangman's Gulch, where the flash flood originated; streambed was somewhat scoured