Some of the first hints of color on the tundra are the wooly lousewort flowers. They are early bloomers, and the bright pink color really pops out along the brown tundra. For anyone who has hiked across this kind of terrain, you know what I’m talking about when I say it is difficult travel. It’s a wonder to me how the caribou can move so quickly among these tussocks, but they seem to run through them without much difficulty. The Sagavanirktok river in the distance, flows north out of the Brooks range. At after 2:00 AM in the morning, the sun has already reached it’s lowest point and is beginning to climb higher.