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Friday, March 4, 2011

Rock Solid


~It is not the mountain we conquer, but ourselves.~
Sir Edmund Hillary


(I'm getting the hiking bug....
mapping out all the trails I want to cover this summer...can you tell?)

Hoping you all have a wonderful weekend!


32 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Oh I can't wait to go hiking either! Soon as my IT band is better and the weather warms up!

KC (my 140 point 6 mile journey) said...

I'm clicking my heels 3 times but nothing happens. I would love to be climbing a mountain, any mountain right now versus sitting here at work ...yuck!

Leah J. Utas said...

My mind's turned to hiking, too. Where were those pics taken?

texwisgirl said...

Beautiful place!

LindyLou said...

Hi Love your blog and the beautiful pictures!!!!
Miss ya.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

"It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves." I LOVE THAT! (Although I don't mountain climb, I love the symbolic mountains). Great post!

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Happy that you have something to look forward to during the season of ice and snow! :)

Hope said...

wonderful insight! thank you Dawn. Have a wonderful weekend as well!

Pat Tillett said...

what at beautiful looking place! Hiking weather is upon us! Where were these photos taken? I love those stairs.

Lúcia said...

Ain't no mountain high enough...
Have a great weekend! ;-)

Peter said...

Looks great, full marks to the people that cut those trails - watch out for those 'Drop Bears'

Leontien said...

Lovely pics and makes me think about my hubby and i going to the Smokies last year...

Enjoyed immensely!

Thanks for sharing
Leontien

Val said...

Another amazing/inspiring post.

Out on the prairie said...

I would love to be looking down that valley. I knew I would catch your eye with some new greenery.I have a lot of bulbs in my yard, but some get harvested early by critters so I always add more.

Miz.November said...

On our way home from Atlanta we stopped at Tallulah Gorge and hiked all the way to the bottom. A sign at the top of the steps said something like 1062 steps to the base of the falls. They meant actual stair steps. Not just walking steps. It was better than any stairmaster!

Stuff could always be worse said...

I love this thought and the pics also!
kim

Flora said...

Wish I could write like you....

Pam said...

It looks like the 'stairway to heaven' was carve into the mountainside. I wish you happy trails on your hiking journeys, Dawn.

be happy,
Pam

Liesl said...

I love those rocky steps,happy hiking...almost..!

Farmchick said...

Great quotes and pictures! We all have the spring fever thing going on.

Rick said...

You're toying with me again Dawn; making me nostalgic for those days when I could hike out in amazing Alberta and beautiful BC ! Gorgeous shots (was that 3rd one near Peyto Lake ?).

Soon. Hang in there.

sage said...

That's beautiful country. Where are you planning on hiking this year? Up for Tiger Leaping Gouge or the south end of Lake Baikal?

Trisha said...

Ohhhh...those stairs! What a great pic!! Have fun mapping out your next hike:) Have a great weekend!!

Lynne H. said...

I have not been hiking in years.. The pictures are quite inspirational.
Have a lovely weekend Dawn and I think of you ..
Hope all is well,
Lynne

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

Hi Dawn! Nice of you to stop by The Villages!

Looks like you are already out climbing mountains! One of our daughters lives at 9,000 ft in Colorado. We visit. We hike. I stay away from cliffs.

I've been scrolling down through your posts...got some great stuff! Really enjoy your sense of humor and super photos!

Judy said...

I would love to join you on your hike :)

Changes in the wind said...

Love, love, love the pictures...

wayne15575 said...

Fantastic captures Dawn. I just love your posts.

Tamara Jansen said...

Can there be anything more beautiful in this world than the Rocky Mountains?! Gorgeous photos!

Randy said...

Wow, where is that? I would love to see it in person!

Joe said...

Wow. What a beautiful hiking trail.

Paul C said...

So true about thinking ahead. Often the best campsites are reserved early in spring so one has to book early. The photos reveal some wonderful hiking potential.