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Dodging Montana bears in 2006

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Cliff dwellings:
Sure enough, clinging to the sheer rock walls were Pinguicula plants! They were well out of reach, so we had to examine them with our binoculars. This is a photograph taken with a telephoto lens, looking nearly straight up.

The plants look dead, but I was able to see that they were actually just dormant. Fruiting stalks on the plants indicate that while their cliff-adhering lifestyle is precarious, it works well for them!

I have not been able to determine what kind of rock this is. Can anyone fill me in with something more authoritative than a guess?

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