Chester Mountain

Attempt date: September 16th, 2012
Start time: 7:45am
Completion time: 5 hours
Elevation gain: 1150m (3,772 ft)

Participants:  Jimmy Quigley, Patrick Latter

 

Directions

Drive 60 km west on Highway 1 from Calgary. Turn south onto Highway 40 and drive roughly 50km. Turn right at the Kananaskis Lakes Trail and then right onto Smith-Dorrien/Spray Trail. Then drive roughly 18km to the Chester Lake parking lot on the right.

Gear

  • Food
  • Water
  • Warm fleece
  • Hiking boots
  • Thermal underwear
  • Gaiters
  • Gloves

Trail

As we pulled into the parking lot, the amazing morning light was just beginning to touch the tops of the nearby mountains.

Chester mountain is the same mountain that can be seen in my earlier Chester Lake snowshoe trail post. The trail to the base of the mountain roughly follows the very same snowshoe trail. As we made our way towards Chester Mountain, you could still see the morning frost on the now yellow leaves that covered the ground.

With no snow, we quickly reached the meadow that lay at the base of the gully that marked the beginning of the hike up. If you look at the photo of the snowshoe trail marker from my previous post you can see just how much snow there really was that day.

After making our way up the gully, we reached the col, which seemed to be about 1/3 of the way up.  Then we followed the ridge left towards the peak. Looking back towards the col, there was a great view of the grassy meadow of the opposite peak.

With the summit of this mountain being at 3054m (10,017 ft) above sea level, we were feeling the affects of the altitude a bit more than normal for the last 5-10 minutes of the climb. We were happy to have some lunch and enjoy the sun when we finally made it to the top.

After having lunch we took a few photos of the incredible view before heading back down.


As we made our we back down the gully, the sun just started coming over the ridge of the mountain.

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  1. Andrew September 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photos. The B&W shots are my favourites.

  2. smartfitness4realpeople September 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    you are very lucky to experience these treasures the earth holds.

  3. Healing Lotus September 17, 2012 at 7:23 pm - Reply

    Awesome photography!!! Looks so tranquil & I could use a little bit of tranquility at the moment!!

  4. Jonas September 17, 2012 at 7:25 pm - Reply

    incredible shots – thanks for posting

  5. Willie September 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Oh yeah, that’s a goodun.

  6. Urban Running Girl September 17, 2012 at 7:26 pm - Reply

    Love the textures of #2. And the looming darkness of #4.

  7. sweetea23 September 17, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    These photos are amazing!!… Makes me wish I stayed longer in Canada… 🙁

  8. wilddesireschat September 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Oh those are absolutely magnificent. *smiling and nodding*

  9. rutakintome September 17, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    Stunning images. Bravo.

  10. gregorychankins September 17, 2012 at 7:32 pm - Reply

    Simply breathtaking photos. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  11. nainadg September 17, 2012 at 7:37 pm - Reply

    Your banner photo is amazing! Absolutely stunning pics!!! So inspired!

  12. rosblogger September 17, 2012 at 7:38 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos.

  13. jhasmoments September 17, 2012 at 7:41 pm - Reply

    Wonderful 🙂

  14. Runway South September 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Amazing!

  15. ehwojo September 17, 2012 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photography and adventures.

  16. Lyn Leahz September 17, 2012 at 7:44 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking! thanks for sharing! God bless you!

  17. Paula Turner September 17, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Goodness me you make me miss Alberta. gorgeous.

  18. jamie lebish September 17, 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    Amazing! Great photos and what a cool landscape to climb.

  19. Inge September 17, 2012 at 7:57 pm - Reply

    Amazing! 🙂

  20. junkyardprayer September 17, 2012 at 8:10 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning. I seriously need to get out and see more of my own country. Just lovely.

  21. icastel September 17, 2012 at 8:16 pm - Reply

    Great shots. And as usual, the narrative helps imagine what it’s like to be there!

  22. evidenceofme September 17, 2012 at 8:18 pm - Reply

    If you were trying to make people insanely jealous when you took these pictures…then they’re a complete success! LOL It’s beautiful

  23. lifeyourwaycoaching September 17, 2012 at 8:31 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos! I so enjoy seeing them. Thanks so much for posting them.

  24. sal9kshaw September 17, 2012 at 8:35 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on sal9kshaw and commented:
    Cool:-)

  25. Really stunning images!

  26. Jamie Levine September 17, 2012 at 8:52 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  27. Anna Marie September 17, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    Love the morning light on the mountain tops in the first image.

  28. sumeyyailanbey September 17, 2012 at 9:09 pm - Reply

    Amazing shots! Keep up the good work 🙂

  29. freedlife September 17, 2012 at 9:10 pm - Reply

    Fab. Do you do any mundane hikes? Wish I could tag along sometime. Not a mundane one, though. I get lots of those.

  30. kaysfairytale September 17, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh, don’t you just love Kananaskis? I was out there Sunday too, and the weather was just perfect.

  31. Sharon Salu September 17, 2012 at 9:27 pm - Reply

    Wow! Well, you can’t be scared of heights to get up there!

  32. Anna Scott Graham September 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Just stunning; my fave is the fourth, I think because of the clouds. Like the sky is moving at light speed, but those mountains will be there forever.

  33. Donna September 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photos of God’s amazing work! He has given you a gifted eye to see His beauty.

  34. cultureandconvictions September 17, 2012 at 9:28 pm - Reply

    Beautiful Pics!

  35. lylekrahn September 17, 2012 at 9:29 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos like usual. Real treat.

  36. […] Chester Mountain by Patrick Latter. […]

  37. Jenny Henkemeyer September 17, 2012 at 9:34 pm - Reply

    Your photos are stunning. Thanks for sharing!

  38. andshelaughs September 17, 2012 at 9:36 pm - Reply

    Absolutely breathtaking photos. Thank you so much for sharing!

  39. rgum September 17, 2012 at 9:41 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos, the one with the man and the sign is very intriguing. Your blog makes me want to explore the great outdoors more often.
    Thank you for the like(s) on my blog posts.

  40. cassandrazion September 17, 2012 at 9:54 pm - Reply

    I am awestruck at these photographs! Beautiful!

  41. Shannon Scheidell September 17, 2012 at 10:00 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking. Absolutely breathtaking. I feel as though I might be able to breathe in the mountain air in the meadow shot. Love those purples…

  42. Personal Concerns September 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  43. bubblytee September 17, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    What a spectacular adventure you took us on…thank you! The photography is IMPRESSIVE WORK, incredibly beautiful and SPECTACULAR VISUALS ~ Very nice. Thank you ~

  44. SevenInnerCircles Blog September 17, 2012 at 10:07 pm - Reply

    I am new to your style of photo shoots. They are refreshing. Calming and yet quite the story in each silent shot. Nice to be on board.

  45. alvason September 17, 2012 at 10:14 pm - Reply

    Wonderful! I used to do a lot of walking in the hills of Scotland before I left there (in 1960! long time ago). Of course your “hills” are a bit higher and pointier but nonetheless bring back memories for me.. As well as that, of course, your photography is just stunning and is exhilarating to look at. Oh for these days once more … sigh! Many thanks for the stories and pics! Keep at it!

  46. Jimmy Quigley September 17, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    Gosh darnitt I’m handsome! (nice shots)

  47. AndrewGills September 17, 2012 at 10:31 pm - Reply

    Makes me wish I lived in Canada and not Australia. Australia seems boring by comparison 😉 Funny isn’t it, how far away places seem so much more exotic than the familiar 🙂

  48. manningtreearchive September 17, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick, Loved your pics. The light and shade – the composition is fantastic. We don’t have such scenery in our part of the world.

  49. lifeandfreewill September 17, 2012 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    beautiful!

  50. aR September 17, 2012 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Wonderful photos, Pat! I love the frosty field, and the black and white peaks. I always love your black and whites. You inspire me. Nice work on the crazy turnaround too 🙂 I also love that you’re offering prints now. Keep it up.

    • Patrick Latter September 17, 2012 at 10:48 pm - Reply

      Thanks Ashley! I am super impressed with ‘SmugMug’ so far, I definitely recommend it if your looking to sell prints.

  51. Barbara Bamber | justasmidgen September 17, 2012 at 11:01 pm - Reply

    Wow.. and to think I could be doing this hike.. this weekend! I’ve done some cross country skiing at Chester, but never the hike. This must have been spectacular.. and challenging! Love, love your photos too!

  52. Josh M September 17, 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    Great pictures! Makes me sad my summer hiking season is winding down — although all of my mountain trips were far less impressive than this! ‘Course, maybe this just means I need to start planning a big hike for next summer!

  53. Dave September 17, 2012 at 11:10 pm - Reply

    Magnificent photography. Really, beyond excellent.

  54. Java Girl September 17, 2012 at 11:14 pm - Reply

    Holy cow Patrick! You climbed those mountains? I’m glad I live vicariously through your cllmb! I like all your photos and I’m glad you got such a great view from up there! Keep traveling safely!

  55. Victoria September 17, 2012 at 11:31 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! These pictures actually inspire me to get out into nature more.

  56. Dustytoes September 17, 2012 at 11:40 pm - Reply

    Wow, awesome! How long did that hike take? Thanks for sharing the spectacular photos!

  57. amarpreetkaurtiwana September 17, 2012 at 11:44 pm - Reply

    Amazing photographs, must have been a great experience!

  58. panoramaofthoughts September 17, 2012 at 11:56 pm - Reply

    wow…lovely photographs!

  59. earlyinitiative September 18, 2012 at 12:26 am - Reply

    Stunning photography; amazing scenery. You are both talented and fortunate. Thanks for visiting my blog and “Liking” it. I’m sure I will be revisiting hikingphoto for more inspiration and dreams.

  60. gastrocnemesis September 18, 2012 at 12:43 am - Reply

    Your photos are absolutely breathtaking! I’m so jealous of all your adventures!

  61. ellyhuizinga September 18, 2012 at 12:56 am - Reply

    What a wonderful pictures, really amazing!

  62. John September 18, 2012 at 1:20 am - Reply

    Great pictures.

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    Ahhh, your Blog is a breath of fresh air… literally! Amazing pics, thanks for sharing!

  64. dipitblack September 18, 2012 at 1:34 am - Reply

    Amazingly beautiful pictures you made! You are lucky you can experience such beautiful nature. And I like the Usain Bold pose haha ;).

  65. adinparadise September 18, 2012 at 1:35 am - Reply

    Magnificent views. Thanks for posting your splendid photos; I really enjoyed . 🙂

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    ciao! thanks for (ad)dressing my blog. i checked yours and it’s just a luvFAB. INSPIRATION…
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  67. LizForADay September 18, 2012 at 1:52 am - Reply

    WOW, you have inspired me to go on one of those fantabulous hiking adventures. I have to put that on my list of things to do or should I say adventures to go on. 🙂

  68. sakuraandme September 18, 2012 at 2:17 am - Reply

    It really is a beutiful world!
    Once again, your photo’s make me smile:)

  69. summerteifi September 18, 2012 at 2:23 am - Reply

    This is completely amazing and inspiring – thank you. A wonderful way to start the day x

  70. Cockham House September 18, 2012 at 3:07 am - Reply

    Very nice. I love one of the B&W especially as it has an Ansel Adams feel to it. Very cool.

  71. April L Lyon September 18, 2012 at 3:26 am - Reply

    Beautiful! 🙂

  72. Matti September 18, 2012 at 3:31 am - Reply

    TAKE ME WITH YOU ^^ !!! 😀

  73. keysaker September 18, 2012 at 3:59 am - Reply

    Awesome… !

  74. annenieannenou September 18, 2012 at 4:39 am - Reply

    It looks like a great trip! I love the mountains in B&W! Fantastic shot.

  75. urbabstreethiker September 18, 2012 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Love the photos. Great job your an inspiration.

  76. megangeorgiarose September 18, 2012 at 5:09 am - Reply

    B&W are my favourites! really inspiring photos, would love to visit

  77. monolid.girl September 18, 2012 at 5:19 am - Reply

    Really enjoyed reading your blog and looking at the photos! The photos are so beautiful and inspiring, it definitely makes me want to go outdoor more often.

  78. Onyx + Pearl September 18, 2012 at 5:24 am - Reply

    I’m not who normally goes hiking, but these views of Chester Peak are breathtaking. I just might reconsider!

  79. Lisa Marie September 18, 2012 at 5:35 am - Reply

    Breathtaking photos!!! Thanks for the “like” 🙂

  80. urbanstreethiker September 18, 2012 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Great photos as always. Truly inspirational.

  81. There for a reason's Rachel September 18, 2012 at 5:42 am - Reply

    Wow! Absolutely gorgeous (again). I’m probably forever saying that every time I visit. Would be cool to put these against the same shot from the depth of winter.

  82. Jazmin September 18, 2012 at 5:47 am - Reply

    Breathtaking! Thank you for following my blog! 😀

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    Reblogged this on nhicksbunao.

  84. tiny lessons blog September 18, 2012 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Nice climb! And corgeous pictures to prove it! Thanks

  85. Heidielka September 18, 2012 at 6:14 am - Reply

    Amazing, as usual.

  86. stickyquote September 18, 2012 at 6:20 am - Reply

    Great shots

  87. Just Jennee September 18, 2012 at 6:23 am - Reply

    Pretty breathtaking! It’s photos like these that make me realize I miss so much when I opt for a shopping trip rather than a camping trip. Amazing photos!

  88. Distance Minnesota September 18, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    They are all beautiful, but I Love the B&W photos!

  89. runningwithellen September 18, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Wow! My heart jumped into my throat.

  90. Caitlin September 18, 2012 at 6:55 am - Reply

    gorgeous!

  91. ashleycapes September 18, 2012 at 6:57 am - Reply

    Amazing pinks on some of those, very, very peaceful

  92. Alex @ northofseven September 18, 2012 at 7:17 am - Reply

    Yes. We need to move. Stunning photos!

  93. soonie2 September 18, 2012 at 7:40 am - Reply

    Absolutely incredible! Your black and white shots remind me of Ansel Adams photos. Fantastic!

  94. lulu September 18, 2012 at 7:42 am - Reply

    Some journey you are having and what fantastic reminders you will have when it’s all over.

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    You have some amazing, amazing pictures here. I love it. Keep em coming, I’ll be following!

  96. sixathome September 18, 2012 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Your B&W shots are in the vain of Ansel Adams, a favorite of mine! I love the scenery but I know how cold that is! Thanks for bringing to to those of us that would rather stay warm!

  97. cheapfrillsjuli September 18, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    I have to say, you make me quite excited about my proximity to Canada, even if I’m on the other coast!

  98. Andrea Collo September 18, 2012 at 8:40 am - Reply

    énorme.

  99. Melysses S. Grant September 18, 2012 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Thank you for checking out my blog! I love your images, they are amazing!!!

  100. Ana September 18, 2012 at 8:51 am - Reply

    Your photography skills are amazing! Thank you for following!

  101. shawncolbornphotography September 18, 2012 at 8:56 am - Reply

    The black and white shots are amazing. I like the picks of you on the summit.

  102. John September 18, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Excellent as always! The scenery is beautiful, lucky you to live there. 🙂

  103. bluephoenixrebel September 18, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    How do you take such wonderful pictures??? Very lovely!

  104. Angelia Sims September 18, 2012 at 9:06 am - Reply

    Holy Heck! That is gorgeous……

  105. hellokuaci September 18, 2012 at 9:10 am - Reply

    COOL!

  106. Adrika Swaminathan September 18, 2012 at 9:25 am - Reply

    amazing pictures! do you have any tips for landscape photography?

  107. beingzora September 18, 2012 at 9:28 am - Reply

    Holy WOW!

  108. alterego9221 September 18, 2012 at 9:31 am - Reply

    wow! really impressive!

  109. lgnslondon September 18, 2012 at 9:34 am - Reply

    Absolutely amazing pictures! Well done!

  110. digitalcaligraphy September 18, 2012 at 9:38 am - Reply

    Oh, man, you’re not helping my itch to go hiking. These are so awesome! My mom is a photographer so I know some of the tricks to it, and I can see you’ve got amazing talent. Thanks for sharing!

  111. lady228 September 18, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    That’s absolutely beautiful. So peaceful, almost like there’s nothing bad in the world.

  112. deeandteetalks September 18, 2012 at 9:44 am - Reply

    Stunning Photography! Amazing that you follow something you love to take you to these places. Great share man

  113. lady228 September 18, 2012 at 9:48 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful. Its so peaceful, like there’s nothing bad in the world.

  114. redjim99 September 18, 2012 at 10:01 am - Reply

    Fantastic mountains, one day maybe I’ll get there to see them for real.

    Jim

  115. R September 18, 2012 at 10:21 am - Reply

    Awesome photography! I went to Canada once when I was (very) little, but I wouldn’t mind going back if it means I could see scenery like this. Thanks for following!

  116. Emma in Euroland September 18, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos. I’ve always wanted to go to Canada, you’ve inspired me to finally do it!

  117. passsionnista September 18, 2012 at 10:30 am - Reply

    as usual breath taking photos! =)

  118. hang September 18, 2012 at 10:36 am - Reply

    Wow! I’m sure many people have already told you how amazing you are and so are these photos! I love the picture of the guy lying on top of the mountain, it’s beautiful. Thank you for following me, it’s an honor =)

  119. NuveaSantosCobb September 18, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    GREAT, GREAT shots. Especially love the one with the napper on the mountain peak.

  120. jelillie September 18, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    Absolutely gorgeous!

  121. Wes B. September 18, 2012 at 11:04 am - Reply

    Those have to be some of the most beautiful photographs I’ve ever laid my eyes on! Thank you so much for sharing these.

  122. braintomahawk September 18, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    great photos. Waking up to nothing but sky – must do this.
    Nice nap at the mountaintop – what a backdrop!

    Thanks for sharing the adventure!

  123. People Like Food September 18, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    What lovely photos!

  124. Life After Maths September 18, 2012 at 11:43 am - Reply

    Thanks for following! These are incredible photos of some breathtaking views.

  125. Patrice September 18, 2012 at 12:00 pm - Reply

    Love your work! And Thanks for the ‘Likes’ they are greatly appreciated!

  126. kelihasablog September 18, 2012 at 12:02 pm - Reply

    You are so gifted and have such a wonderful eye! Beautiful photos…. You never cease to amaze me… 😀

  127. Jackson Williams September 18, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    DUDE! Nice work.

  128. David September 18, 2012 at 12:28 pm - Reply

    Beautiful landscape. Especially liked your panoramic shots – very breathtaking.

  129. littlemissobsessivesanatomy September 18, 2012 at 12:30 pm - Reply

    love the black and white ones….amazing

  130. Sean L Jones September 18, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Absolutely stunning.
    Your photos are always amazing and breath taking.

  131. yinran September 18, 2012 at 1:13 pm - Reply

    Amazing pics! Love them =)

  132. Cam September 18, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    So beautiful. Makes me miss hiking. Must plan more trips once the dog’s shoulder is better! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  133. mirrormon September 18, 2012 at 1:34 pm - Reply

    WOWWWWW….some of them are just beauuutifullll…. and great photography!!…
    aaahhh so much fun if I cud just join u on those hikes!!…

  134. Sanne September 18, 2012 at 2:07 pm - Reply

    Love your photos!

  135. E. A. Hughes September 18, 2012 at 2:08 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick. You don’t need someone else to tell you that these shots (and all the shots I’ve seen so far) are breathtaking. Your photography is inspirational, especially for me as a fantasy writer. Many thanks for sharing.

  136. Ms. Jolly Blogger September 18, 2012 at 2:13 pm - Reply

    Awesome! 🙂

  137. Gaina September 18, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Beautiful 🙂

  138. Kate September 18, 2012 at 2:49 pm - Reply

    Hi Patrick! One word to say about to the photography. Wow. They make me and my point-and-shoot look like a fifty yr old couple with relationship issues (I hope you weren’t expecting master pieces when visiting my blog! I followed your link only to audibly gulp at the GORGEOUS photo splayed across you heading). I think the photos are amazing. While I may dream at night of blowing my entire yearly wage on a camera which doesnt blur, give my subjects red eye and captures the night sky, i must remain content to drool over other people’s photo (permission to drool, captain?). But enough of my rambling. Keep snapping!

  139. punjabeeblonde September 18, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Fantastic Photos, every one of them! 🙂

  140. abuchon September 18, 2012 at 3:41 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! The mountains are stunning…even without the snow. 🙂

  141. jinouye4 September 18, 2012 at 4:33 pm - Reply

    Your photos are amazing. Great work

  142. Birgit Nazarian September 18, 2012 at 7:06 pm - Reply

    Jeez! Can you get any more awesome?! I could look at these photos all day.

  143. jtelusma September 18, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    Reblogged this on Netty's Blog and commented:
    Wow…. Great shots!!

  144. winsomebella September 18, 2012 at 9:03 pm - Reply

    You make me wanna be a better photographer 🙂

  145. sethsnap September 18, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking!

  146. Estelle_0630 September 18, 2012 at 11:47 pm - Reply

    I find myself a bit envious of the fantastic adventures you share. Your photos are stunning.

  147. suzailanjai September 19, 2012 at 7:11 am - Reply

    wonderful photos…….ours is nothing compared to yours…..

  148. WHeinemann September 19, 2012 at 7:34 am - Reply

    Brilliant! Your images make me want to hop on a plane and climb the next one with you! Thank you for sharing and enlivening my day! What a blessing!

  149. berea12 September 19, 2012 at 9:45 am - Reply

    A dream of mine have always been to do what you do. Majestic pictures taken all over the countries, and enjoying life. Nothing could be better. 🙂

  150. Mr Oh September 19, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    Loving the Yussain Bolt pose in Chester Mountain! Inspiring blog and makes me want to go climb a mountain. Big thanks for following my blog. I’m recommending your site to some snapper mates of mine as I’m sure they’ll like it. Looking forward to spending more time on your site. Rob from Mr Oh.

  151. Patricia September 19, 2012 at 2:34 pm - Reply

    I can’t wait to go on a trail again…!

  152. Anthony September 19, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Picture perfect.

  153. hmb8187 September 19, 2012 at 5:36 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! I love the mountains!

  154. dragonflysaroundme September 19, 2012 at 8:05 pm - Reply

    You are brave! Beautiful!

  155. hallusocracy September 20, 2012 at 7:06 am - Reply

    The horizons are stunning. Some of your photographs are like paintings, you compose them masterfully. Thank you. I’ve rarely seen landscapes I like as well as yours.

  156. niksilva September 20, 2012 at 8:12 am - Reply

    Such amazing photography! Thank you for your drive and determination!

  157. veganbunnylove September 20, 2012 at 9:39 am - Reply

    Wow! Amazingly beautiful!

  158. Heather September 20, 2012 at 9:42 am - Reply

    Can you take me with you next time? Please? Fantastic fotos. H, out.

  159. thewritemyers September 21, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    You have some incredible work!!

  160. […] studio shots to diaries of hikes and treks, Patrick’s images manage to be at once technically impressive and hauntingly […]

  161. miyastudios September 21, 2012 at 7:21 pm - Reply

    Your photography is gorgeous I love looking at it. The picture of you(?) under the sign always makes me smile 🙂 So cute.

  162. shovonc September 22, 2012 at 1:11 am - Reply

    Passed your link to my daughter, who works for an upcoming site called The Outdoor Journal. Hope she gets in touch. You seem made for each other (The sites, I mean. I’m not trying to set you up!)

  163. onthegofitness September 22, 2012 at 6:11 am - Reply

    I love the black and white of the summit. It looks very peaceful

  164. jnonymous81 September 22, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    These photos are beautiful and inspiring. I hope you take many more!

  165. alykev September 22, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Thanks for liking “hitting the wall” at alykev.com. Having been to banff three times in my life – childhood family vacation, honeymoon, tenth anniversary – I am drawn to your work. Glad to follow. And again, thanks for the like.

  166. zaharakazmi September 22, 2012 at 2:04 pm - Reply

    It is just so amazing…..no words to describe the beautiful work…keep it up.

  167. jukkasoft September 22, 2012 at 2:55 pm - Reply

    Wonderful stuff!

  168. giftsandthings September 23, 2012 at 11:11 am - Reply

    I love these photos… they are really beautiful and capture the serenity of being up in the mountains… I can “hear” the quietness, and feel the coolness of the breeze…. 🙂 Awesome….

  169. Azra Alagic September 24, 2012 at 3:35 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick,
    Thank for following my blog. Your pictures are beautiful! Thanks for sharing.
    Azra

  170. carolcork September 24, 2012 at 2:16 pm - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog. I wouldn’t have found your amazing blog otherwise. I’m awed by your skill as a photographer!

  171. woosha8 September 25, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    AWESOME!!!!!

  172. Zak September 25, 2012 at 6:52 pm - Reply

    These photographs are just wonderful !

  173. boudreauxbicentennial September 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm - Reply

    Fantastic

  174. jzehrstudio September 27, 2012 at 6:57 pm - Reply

    I almost stop breathing when I look at the one of Chester Mountain from afar (with the sun just hitting the peak).

  175. arjunajayawardena October 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm - Reply

    I am envious of this!

  176. CJDH October 4, 2012 at 6:02 pm - Reply

    Your work is astoundingly beautiful. I feel like I’m standing inside each image.

  177. indiaunexplored October 5, 2012 at 11:10 am - Reply

    Oh! Marvellous Views! I am simply spellbound! The words are too frail to describe the beauty of the photos! Any special Camera you used adn Hi Tech Resolution acmers!

  178. Pure Musician October 11, 2012 at 8:30 am - Reply

    Great photos! It makes me want to go to these places.

  179. Ankur Mithal October 16, 2012 at 11:07 pm - Reply

    You could be sued for motivating folks beyond the “legal hiking age” if there is one, for setting out…

  180. katiejand October 22, 2012 at 2:40 am - Reply

    Beautiful! The sense of scale is incredible …

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