The open spruce woods on the hillsides is so very different from the dense williow brush that lines the river's edge.
Some of the hidden treasures are tasty!
Blueberries are an important food source for animals, especially bears.
"The brillant yellow stands of Aspen trees on the hillside tell us a lot about the ground there. They only grow on sunny south-facing slopes, where the ground is not frozen and the soil is well drained."
"In the stillness away from the windy river, we hear the sound of falling water and follow it to an ancient beaver dam."