After a morning being drawn in by the trails, we took things a bit easy, sampling this magnificent park from the road.. until our itchy feet lured us back out to the trails once more. In a place like this, we just couldn’t help ourselves!
I am still recovering from our incredible trip to Norway, so I didn’t post to Instagram as much as I ordinarily would have. In fact, I pretty much just had the few pictures from Norway!
With such a phenomenally beautiful country, one can hardly take a bad photo, so it’s difficult to rank even just these!
This first one I just find so charming. We camped at many campgrounds during our journey through Norway. And this little guy was chilling by the fence to one of them. I grabbed a tuft of grass and wandered over to him, and he happily accepted my gift. Between this and the on-site trampoline (ah, camping in Norway…), I was all sorts of delighted.
My apologies for the short post this week. We just got back from an exciting trip to beautiful Norway, and this week has been a scramble of getting back to our lives, scrounging for frozen pizzas and chicken nuggets, and resting up from the long journey home (and recovering a bit from the jet lag).
I still haven’t imported all of my photos from my SD cards, so I can’t even tell you how many pictures I took over the 8 days we were there. Continue reading
We visited both Sunrise Point and Sunset Point in Bryce Canyon National Park, and we found they really aren’t very different. Spaced just a half mile apart, you can get the same views from both. However, Sunrise gives more of the valley floor and the northern distance, while Sunset focuses more on a little southern inlet.
Happy Monday once again!
Unsurprisingly, this was another difficult week to rank, but here goes!
This first one is from our hike on the Savage Alpine Trail in Denali National Park. It was cloudy, but it was such a beautiful experience in that remarkable park. Next time, we’ll have to stay long enough for the clouds to clear so we can see the grand mountain in person!
After a spectacular morning being awed by Bryce, the trail called. And this wasn’t an “oh, we should check that one out later” or even a “that trail looks interesting; let’s pack up our camera gear and go for a hike!” Nope. This was a “ooh, I wonder what’s down that way… I must find out now; forget that I still have all of my camera equipment on me!”
Trails do that to some folks. Especially explorers like us. And especially in a place as beautiful as Bryce.
Good morning, and welcome to another new week!
This week’s set was very difficult to sort – I love them all for different reasons! I hope you like them, too.
This first one is of Yosemite’s Three Brothers. We ventured out early to catch them in the first rays of dawn, and we had to hike through several inches of snow to reach the viewpoint. Truthfully, I didn’t make it all the way to the official spot selected for this shoot; I was too distracted by the beauty of this vantage. But that’s ok; I like my angle better, anyway 🙂
The ground is dry; the foliage is a brilliant, verdant green; and the sun is finally winning its annual battle with the clouds. With the fresh air calling, it’s the perfect time to climb waterfalls.
Greetings, all! I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and that you’re enjoying the beautiful spring (or fall) weather, wherever you are.
This week was difficult to sort by my favorites, which just tells me it’s a good set.
This first image was from the top of Mauna Kea on the Big Island of Hawaii. We had ascended the famed volcano to capture sunset at its peak. Unfortunately, we didn’t realize that we’d be kicked out of the viewing area just after sundown. In the future, we’ll now know to get permission beforehand to stay late for the stars.
I did manage to capture this one image, just before we were forced to vacate. I look forward to having another go.
I’m taking a slight break from the Bryce posts to bring you a local photostory. As the weather continues to improve, we’re getting out more, and I’m taking more pictures of the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
The trip involves closed paved roads, easy trails, tough trails, tunnels, scrambling, and really nice scenery. The distance is 5-6 miles. Elevation gain is approximately 800 feet. There will be ropes.
– Layers of clothing you don’t mind getting dirty
– Sturdy boots with good traction
– Flashlight (yep)
– Work gloves
– Sunglasses for protection against branches
– Spare clothes to change into afterwards
– Definitely bring camera gear, but keep it light. Tripods are recommended.
Duane’s also familiar with many “off-road” trails – ones without parking lots or paved paths or crowds. Most don’t have bathrooms. Many don’t have officially marked trailheads. Some don’t even have well-established paths through the underbrush.
These are the hikes we’ve dubbed the “Duane-ventures.” And these are oftentimes the highlights of my summers.