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Monday, January 31, 2011

Wilderness Wonders

Going through photos of past backpacking trips....came across some of my favorite trails and views.
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the river by morning

true and vivid green

part of laughing falls- and they really do laugh

look how far we've come

that waterfall "across the way" is actually very large when you're underneath it


rule of the trail:
don't always look down~for up has a lot to offer


hidden gem



Planning a few summer backpack trips already....one being from my Bucket List- 
the West Coast Trail.
I have ants-in-my-pants to get out there!!

31 comments:

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texwisgirl said...

You SO do not "hurt" in the photography dept. Your photos are always so stunning! My old cameras wouldn't even do these justice, I'm afraid! These are just lovely! Spring's coming. I promise! Last week I saw (and heard) the first flock of geese heading north!

Hilary said...

I can't blame you one bit. These are wonderful photos. I especially love those laughing falls.

CountryDreaming said...

The "look how far we've come" photo ... now THAT is the middle of nowhere ... Cool. And looking up DOES have a lot to offer ... Nice perspective! Absolutely magnificent part of the country.

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful images!
Just wonderful!
Well done!

Farm Girl said...

It looks wonderful and so much fun. When it wasn't winter. :) Right now it is hard to think of things not in the cold.

Trisha said...

So inspiring! You take such beautiful photos. Makes me want to post some pic of past traveling I've done. The big difference? My photos are not done as well. Second thought..I'll keep them in the album for now :)

Out on the prairie said...

Those mountains looked nice being above a treeline.When I lived out west we selected a peak and left from home.

Deb said...

great photos....I can see why you loved it...

Judy said...

Breathtaking....I want to go on a hike with you :))

Farmchick said...

So beautiful!

Joe said...

Beautiful country. The streams look great.

Hope said...

beautiful photo's. 4th photo reminded me of the movie The sound of Music at the end when the family is fleeing Austria.

we love the west country as well. Exciting to plan anything for spring and summer since our winter has settled in for a while. Can't wait to do some exploring out west too.

darlin said...

Wow, such beauty! I can see why you're already planning. :-)

sage said...

Beautiful shots--the falls look like Yosemite, but the rest is more wild--is this in Baniff? The West Coast Trail, is that in BC, along the ocean? If so, I hear it's beautiful, a friend who I hiked much of the Appalachian Trail did that a few years ago with his son.

Tim said...

Gorgeous photos and views. Would love to see all that in person. :)

Alli said...

I started making a list in my head to tell you which were my favorites but I stopped after the 4th because I love them all! Beautiful, thanks for sharing!

Rick said...

Sure, get me all worked up and homesick for the west with your beautiful photos ! I really miss those hikes in the mountains - must do something about that !

Bev said...

Nice pics, good luck on the west coast trail. It is a favorite of mine. When do you plan on going?
cheers,

Bev

Jimmy said...

I so envy seeing these places in person, thank you so much for bringing these pictures to us, wonderful adventures I see.

don't always look down~for up has a lot to offer, not only a good rule for the trail but for life also.

Randy said...

These are great. So many wonderful places. I really like the Laughing Falls.

wayne15575 said...

Thanks for sharing Dawn

Liesl said...

Stunning pictures! I would also have ants in my pants to explore all those incredible places!

Barbie said...

Just beautiful. I would be doing those trails with you if I lived closer.

Allison said...

As much as you long to visit Switzerland, I long for the west! What beauty!

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Stunning photos. I want to get out there too!

Changes in the wind said...

Beautiful....thanks for sharing views most of us would never see if you didn't take us with you:)

Lynette said...

Wow! You should share some photography tips with us. These are stunning.

Kim-Stuff could always be worse said...

I love the photos! It makes us yearn for summer!

floweringmama said...

Oooooooooooh, girl you make me want spring to hurry up and get here!
Cathy @ Country Cathy

Jordanna said...

Does this mean you're coming to San Diego??? :)))