Our first campsite, nestled into a flat (as possible) spot above the creek bed. The coolest thing happened when we walked up to this location from the creek. Andrew spotted one ptarmigan then I spotted two more and then huge flocks were flying up all at once--there must have been fifty or more. THEN, the other side of this bowl-like area erupted with another fifty or more ptarmigan. It was unbelievable! We have never seen this many together. And for the next fifteen minutes small groups of ten or fifteen would flush up and fly away.