Country Roads Magazine, Spring 2012
Standing in front of one stone I am overwhelmed: how heartbreaking to go through the hardships and sacrifices of carving a life out of the wilderness, only to helplessly watch as your children take ill and die, one after another.
While I take photos, my guide heads back to the truck to turn it around. But it gets stuck in the snow. After failed attempts to get it free we start walking. The sun is setting and the temperature is dropping, it seems, by the second. I dig my hands deep into my pockets, and try not to think about bears or coyotes