Cirsium scariosum

A Fresh Look at Elk Thistle

Much like an angel glowing in the light, the elk thistle (Cirsium scariosum – also known as meadow thistle) often glows in the sunlight reflected off its abundant silvery hairs and spines. We saw many of these glowing angels on a recent walkabout, crisscrossing the continental divide through the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness of Montana. As is […]

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The Immersion Survival Trek

This past week I had the opportunity to join a small group of my The Immersion classmates on a voluntary, 3­-day “walkabout”. A walkabout, in this context, is meant to practice for a survival situation in which the group is traveling, hopefully towards rescue. The other type of survival trip we practice is “basecamp” survival. […]

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