East End of Rundle (Spring)

Attempt date: April 29, 2012
Participants:  Jimmy Quigley, Rob Hick, Jeff Trudel, Patrick Latter

Weather conditions at base

Temperature

Minimum Temperature: -3.0 °C
Mean Temperature: 4.0 °C
Maximum Temperature 12.0 °C

Pressure and Dew Point

Mean Sea Level Pressure: 101.61 kPa
Mean Dew Point: -7.0 °C

Wind Speed and Gusts

Mean Wind Speed: 11.11 kmh
Maximum Sustained Wind Speed: 14.00 kmh
Maximum Wind Gust: 38.89 kmh

Directions

From Canmore follow the directions in town towards the ‘Nordic Center‘. Continue on around the reservoir and dam until you reach the ‘Goat Creek‘ trailhead parking lot. This is the same parking lot you would use for ‘Ha Ling Peak‘. Once parked, walk back up the road towards the town a few hundred meters and you will see some telephone poles on your left; begin your climb here.

Gear

  • Food
  • Water
  • Warm ski jacket
  • Warm fleece
  • Winter Hiking boots
  • Warm socks (or 2 layers of socks)
  • Poles
  • Toque
  • Thermal underwear
  • Gloves

Ascent 

I was away on business for 2 weeks and have just been busy in general, so it was nice to finally get out hiking again. We chose a mountain we knew would be light on snow at this time of year. The trail is visible from the road between two of the power lines and begins a long switchback up the mountain.

With the warm weather, it made finding the trail head easy with little to no snow at the base. This was my fourth time hiking East Side of Rundle and I had yet to see the view because of fog/whiteouts at the summit. With clear skies, it seemed like I may finally get to see the summit view. That changed only 35 minutes in, when rather ominous looking clouds began to roll in from the south and our hopes of a clear view at the top started to fade. It began to snow and the wind picked up, so we stopped to put on the layers of clothing we had shed earlier. Despite the storm like conditions we faced for the next 30 mins, it began to clear up and the sun came out again.

With about 200m to go, we came across a herd of mountain goats almost exactly where we had turned back in February due to bad weather. It was amazing how different the same area looked and felt compared to our last experience in February. The goats were suprisingly tame and did not retreat until we came quite close.

We followed the northern ridge all the way to the large boulder near the summit where it’s best to just circle around on the left than climb over it. From here it’s just some light scrambling and you’re at the top.

Jimmy and I crossed the ridge towards the southern peak to take some photos.

We all agreed that due to the current snow cover, climbing the secound peak would be too dangerous. We spent the next hour and half taking photos and having something to eat. We took a smallish break to have a mountain top knife fight.

As I was taking photos, everybody else began playing a makeshift game of bocce ball on the West face of the mountain. It was a steep snow covered drop from the top all the way to bottom. Everyone took turns throwing rocks at one that had stuck in the snow just 2 feet down the face. After the sun had set behind the mountain ridge we headed back down. We chose not to descend down the ridge we came up and instead follow the cliff bands south and zig zag down to what is normally a scree slope.

At this time of year it was snow covered and made for an easy and fun descent. With the snow covered slopes being so quick, we were at the bottom just as the last bit of light disappeared, with only the final 15 minutes requiring a head lamp.




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  1. wow! amazing set of photographs!

  2. The Pal Guy May 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Wow, this looks like so much fun. Great photos too. I have been out to the Rockies a few times but never long enough to stay in one place. It usually a week of skiing and then back home. I really hope to visit the Rockies again and spend a lot more time touring the majestic landscape.

  3. Aisha Karen Khan May 1, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking! I am afraid of heights, so I can’t even imagine playing “ball” up that high! LOL! Beautiful photos!!!

  4. markofphotography May 1, 2012 at 7:20 pm - Reply

    Looks like you have some absolutely incredible adventures. You’ve inspired me to do more of two things: documenting of my journeys and climbing more mountains. Great post, excellent blog.

    • Corinne Shields September 17, 2012 at 3:37 pm - Reply

      Hi Patrick

      Thanks for visiting soulsnet. I hope you are enjoying the posts. Your photographs are fantastic and you know that I like to share them on the site. I always will credit and link back to you and I do let you know when I will be posting to ask permission, but I can’t always find your reply. Are you OK with me sharing them on the site with appropriate links and credits of course. I hope so because they are fantastic.

      Corinne

  5. dotpainter May 1, 2012 at 7:27 pm - Reply

    Amazing landscapes. Thanks for sharing this.

  6. Growing Flowers May 1, 2012 at 7:28 pm - Reply

    Beautiful….what an experience. Thank you for popping by my blog….I’m glad to see your photos and adventures.

  7. selah May 1, 2012 at 7:29 pm - Reply

    my very favorite mountain.. beautiful photographs, I cannot even imagine climbing it. In the next to last photo, I can’t get over how close you all are standing to the edge..

  8. studiolightblue May 1, 2012 at 8:55 pm - Reply

    What a great site! And great photographs! Are all of these wonderful places in your neighborhood??!

  9. fiztrainer May 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm - Reply

    So glad I found your blog. I felt like I was on this adventure with you (well, for me it would be an AMAZING adventure as I’ve never done anything remotely close to this before). Thanks for taking me with you even if it was merely virtual. Your photos are breathtakingly gorgeous. 😀

  10. Thank you for the follow ~ which brought me to your AMAZING site! Your images and adventures are incredible. I’m a California girl, so I’m getting a chill just looking at your images. So I think I’ll sit back by the pool here and live an adventurous life through your posts! It looks like you have a good time. PS – love, love, love the goat shot!

  11. thefabulousscavenger May 1, 2012 at 11:04 pm - Reply

    What incredible photography! And what an amazing experience. I’m ever so slightly jealous. We have nothing like that here in Australia.

  12. zootshooter May 2, 2012 at 3:12 am - Reply

    Lovely shots of a view not many people get to see. Fair play, and thanks so much for following my own blog, I’ll be sure to check back on yours.

  13. longrunner May 2, 2012 at 4:24 am - Reply

    GREAT photos! How fun!

  14. Brooke May 2, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Love the Pictures!

  15. FeyGirl May 2, 2012 at 5:14 am - Reply

    absolutely stunning images…. what a hike!! and love the goats, adorable shots!

  16. onelifethislife May 2, 2012 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Fantastic post! I loved the photos and the adventure. I am afraid of heights so I probably would not hike that high. Thank you for sharing this wonderful post!

  17. annatheodoraphotography May 2, 2012 at 6:51 am - Reply

    OH MY GOD! So beautiful and so much fun! Loved it! ;D

  18. Alexandra Román May 2, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Love the photograpy. Never thought of hiking a mountain, but by what I read here… I will have to try it once.

  19. Lorelei May 2, 2012 at 7:55 am - Reply

    Amazing photos. You can feel your adventure and fun through your photos. Wow!

  20. candidcontemplations May 2, 2012 at 7:59 am - Reply

    The photos are incredible!! I definitely need to travel more!

  21. Robin Jean Marie May 2, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    Fantastic! My husband and I spent our two week honeymoon in the Canadian Rockies–and we absolutely loved it! Your trip looks wonderful and photographs are outstanding.

  22. 12thsonoflama May 2, 2012 at 8:14 am - Reply

    Awesome pictures man – inspired by all the hiking you are doing. Can’t wait to see some more.

  23. jmeyersforeman May 2, 2012 at 8:17 am - Reply

    great photos, love the view, I often think about hiking in the mountains again, but time flies by, maybe this summer! thanks for the inpsiration!

  24. Genie May 2, 2012 at 8:44 am - Reply

    Hooray! Looks so cool.
    I love to hike too!

  25. Eve Redwater May 2, 2012 at 8:46 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning!

  26. babso2you May 2, 2012 at 9:36 am - Reply

    Wow! Beautiful! Thank you for signing up to follow my blog! I hope that you will find it entertaining! B

  27. seniorhiker May 2, 2012 at 10:06 am - Reply

    I really enjoyed your photos of this (and other) hike. Your pictures from the summit are simply spectacular.

    Thanks for visiting my site.

  28. Chris Hall May 2, 2012 at 10:09 am - Reply

    These are great photos.

  29. nordicphotography May 2, 2012 at 10:32 am - Reply

    Great shots! Fascinating landscape and beautiful light on the 6th photo!

  30. Jimmy Q. May 2, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    Another amazing post Patrick.

  31. Dawn Adrienne Taylor May 2, 2012 at 12:13 pm - Reply

    Phenomenal vistas and photographs – I feel as though I’m there.

  32. bikevcar May 2, 2012 at 1:12 pm - Reply

    Great photos

  33. Walking-Girl May 2, 2012 at 1:19 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos.

  34. siany1 May 2, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! I must add Canada to my list – spectacular scenery!

  35. Silver City Linda May 2, 2012 at 1:48 pm - Reply

    Top of the world! Did you see GOD up there????

  36. narf77 May 2, 2012 at 2:45 pm - Reply

    Cheers for following Serendipity Farm. What an adventurous life you lead! I decided to check out your blog and love your photographs. I think I might follow your blog because there is no WAY that I am ever going to climb anything like a mountain that is able to sustain mountain goats…it looks like you are heading up Mt. Everest! I think I might just stay down here on my mildly inclining slope doing what I do best and you can climb all those mountains for me. See you at the top…I will have some metaphorical hot chocolate there for you as thanks for carrying me in your backpack 😉

  37. Ronnie Manansala May 2, 2012 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    EPIC PHOTOS!!!

  38. proactiveoutside1 May 2, 2012 at 9:12 pm - Reply

    Now that’s one thing I haven’t done: A summit party knife fight. Next time!

  39. Lissa Rabon May 2, 2012 at 10:32 pm - Reply

    Love the second photo…the black and white. Well, actually, they are all great! How do you take such great shots while chugging up the mountain? Awesome.

  40. Shez May 2, 2012 at 10:36 pm - Reply

    Love your photos, especially the ones with the sun in the background. Spectacular!! Thank you for visiting my blog and choosing to follow. Cheers, Shez

  41. Sandra May 2, 2012 at 10:44 pm - Reply

    I love that second photo, holy cow! Thanks for finding my blog.

  42. dorothymcdonall May 3, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    How amazing!

  43. Sarah Sims May 3, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    You’ve got some terrific photos here. I live in relatively flat land (southern Ontario), but vacation a lot in Colorado, and love the mountains, particularly as occasional fodder for my photography. I’ve never done as well as you have here.

  44. richardwebb58 May 3, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. The photo of the sun through the clouds over the ridge towards the southern peak is amazing. The sharp contrasts between clouds, mountains and sky are powerful!

  45. Lovely pictures and seems like you guys had an amazing time there…

  46. kelseyraephotography May 3, 2012 at 2:32 pm - Reply

    I love these photos! Great work!!!

  47. Journeym4n May 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Wow, I am so jealous of your skills as a photographer as well as the locations… These are some amazing photos!

  48. Journeym4n May 3, 2012 at 4:11 pm - Reply

    Locations you’ve seen*

  49. Silver City Linda May 3, 2012 at 4:38 pm - Reply

    What are you all wearing on your shins? What is that for?

  50. davidniddrie May 3, 2012 at 4:39 pm - Reply

    Great post, awesome pics…nice to see the clear view from EEOR. Haven’t had a chance to get up there myself, but it’s only a matter of time! Thx for sharing (& inspiring)…

  51. Mala Teaha May 3, 2012 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    I’m speechless! Great passion, great characters. Not many can do what you’d done.

  52. tincantraveler May 3, 2012 at 8:29 pm - Reply

    What a grand adventure, memories, and photos!

  53. train-whistle May 3, 2012 at 8:53 pm - Reply

    I’m in awe of your skills, photography, and climbing. I’ve started here with my first visit to your blog, but look forward to traveling back to the beginning.

  54. Hello Patrick, Thanks for transporting us with your blog from a Welsh hillside into the real Mountains of Canada. Lovely atmospheric images….and sunshine!! BW, Julian

  55. iampotassium May 4, 2012 at 11:16 am - Reply

    These pictures are awesome!!! I love the panorama of the peak and the surrounding mountains. Just beautiful…

  56. joevettori May 4, 2012 at 11:50 am - Reply

    great great photos! Amazing! I love mountain too!
    joe

  57. madamecroquette May 4, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! your adventure look awesome! great pics. Thanks for stoping to check out my cooking blog!

  58. linda adelaide May 4, 2012 at 1:20 pm - Reply

    there’s nothing prettier than pink snow! your blog is beautiful and exciting at the same time..certainly not something i’ll do in this lifetime. thanks for the follow too.. i think i will follow you right back!

  59. judithc99 May 4, 2012 at 2:44 pm - Reply

    Thank you for stopping by and following my blog. Your photographs are inspiring. I’m more of a fair weather hiker, I admire your spirit of adventure.

  60. vsvevg May 4, 2012 at 3:01 pm - Reply

    Wow, gorgeous pics, would love to have some of that cool air 🙂 thanks for following vsvsvg. A mountian called Cero Frio dominates our view here it is the highest point in Morelos. We climbed it once and harvested the blue mushrooms you see on my front page. paz Patrick, Abby

  61. bradgsmith May 4, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog. Wow you live in a gorgeous part of the world! I will live vicariously through your site now! Beautiful!

  62. arubellaporetta May 4, 2012 at 5:54 pm - Reply

    This is absolutely breathtaking, I am so jealous!
    I need to hike the mountains now!
    You have brilliant photographs 🙂

  63. mobius faith May 4, 2012 at 6:17 pm - Reply

    Some great images. What a trek. How fun.
    I gotta say that B&W photo is perfect. Great contrasts, composition and of course the subject matter just can’t be beat. Great work.

  64. orples May 4, 2012 at 6:24 pm - Reply

    It looks live you guys covered some beautiful terrain. Although, I don’t know that I’d have been brave enough to horse around the edges of those (what appear to be) cliffs.

  65. suburbanferndaleark May 4, 2012 at 7:07 pm - Reply

    Oh my gosh! Talk about knock-your-socks-off photos! Beautiful places. Beautiful images!

  66. msdeebs May 4, 2012 at 7:13 pm - Reply

    I am completely in awe of your experiences and photos! Thank you for sharing!

  67. wardentee May 4, 2012 at 7:18 pm - Reply

    Beautiful! Looks like you had a good time, too!

  68. elizabethweaver May 4, 2012 at 7:45 pm - Reply

    What a fantastic landscape. And great photographs. So beautiful. And it’s fantastic that you could do such a hard wonderful climb. And the goat! Who doesn’t love goats?

  69. roxiecobalt May 4, 2012 at 8:13 pm - Reply

    Your photography is amazing. I especially like that it’s Canadian 🙂 Thanks for following my blog!

  70. princessepiggy May 4, 2012 at 9:19 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog! Wow your adventures are amazing! Pictures are breath-taking. Wish I had the ability to go hike on such tall mountains with extreme conditions!

  71. Mr. Farish May 4, 2012 at 10:55 pm - Reply

    How I wish I could be there to capture the beauty of nature

  72. lajf2012 May 5, 2012 at 4:29 am - Reply

    Very nice post and nice photos.

  73. soopafishl May 5, 2012 at 6:18 am - Reply

    What an awesome trip! Thanks for visiting my site… you have some wonderful photographs here – my fave on this page would have to be the goats – and your adventures are invigorating to see….. from the comfort of my couch 😀 Blessings to you

  74. MrRommie May 5, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    That black and white image is simply awesome. Really well done.

  75. agujasblog May 5, 2012 at 12:31 pm - Reply

    So beautiful. Love the way you give the hike specs!

  76. stian May 5, 2012 at 1:18 pm - Reply

    Magnificent scenery, great depictions.

  77. Photography Journal Blog May 5, 2012 at 3:27 pm - Reply

    I looked through several of your posts, awesome photography!

  78. destinydelish May 5, 2012 at 5:42 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog and for posting such gorgeous photos of amazing adventures. I grew up next door in Michigan, so Canada remains close to my heart.

  79. Maria Giacchino May 5, 2012 at 8:45 pm - Reply

    These are incredibly stunning photographs. Wonderful.

  80. Bella May 5, 2012 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    The black and white capture took my breath away! Beautiful shots and a great post! 🙂

  81. quietsolopursuits May 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog! Those are some great hikes, I wish we had that type of terrain here in Michigan.

  82. photographybycalliec May 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    How fantastic with I could have been with you guys, magic photos and great story, Cheers Callie

  83. CityGrizzly May 5, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Badass.

  84. snowgood May 6, 2012 at 2:07 am - Reply

    Love the photos, I see these are taken not far from Calgary. My son & daughter in law are there now, its 5 years since I was there for their wedding. Your pictures make me want to return. That’s quite some Colt 45 you have there…..

  85. photographybyjoylene May 6, 2012 at 4:42 am - Reply

    Wow, cold! I really love that last picture – it is captivating. You guys look like you are on top of the world – literally and figuratively!

  86. qimages May 6, 2012 at 4:44 am - Reply

    Looked like a great day out. Thanks Q.

  87. Manchester's Artistic Son May 6, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Wow, the photos here are breathtaking. I can’t wait for some better weather in the UK to get up Snowdon and a few other peaks. Great blog.
    Dave

  88. marina May 6, 2012 at 10:41 am - Reply

    wow! your photos are awesome!

  89. sport50 May 6, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Wow, stunning vistas. Just wonderful, thanks!

  90. tarapappas May 6, 2012 at 12:56 pm - Reply

    Beautiful shots! Makes me excited to be heading back to Colorado after many years in Texas! 🙂 Thanks for sharing your adventures!

  91. Louis May 7, 2012 at 5:08 am - Reply

    Superb images.

  92. prideinphotos May 7, 2012 at 8:23 am - Reply

    Thank you for following my blog today! Your site is outstanding! What an adventurer you are!! The mountain goats are adorable! Keep up the bravery!

  93. Hamyana May 7, 2012 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Man, this is cooollll!

  94. Crowing Crone Joss May 7, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    what a beautiful country we live in.

  95. riskyriskin May 7, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    The photos and area look amazing! You are living my dream, climbing mountains and all. I shall get along to doing that as soon as I conquer diving. More power to you and good luck with your future adventures!

  96. mac May 7, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    wow great pics – and great trip!
    and thx for the follow 🙂 cheers!

  97. Wilderness Escapades May 7, 2012 at 11:00 am - Reply

    How close did you get to the mountain goats?

  98. muddledmom May 7, 2012 at 11:21 am - Reply

    Awesome photos. And what a great adventure! My daily adventure includes taming the laundry pile and feeding the wildlife–my kids. Great blog.

  99. stompingcatfish May 7, 2012 at 12:14 pm - Reply

    Thanks for the follow for our fledgling blog (you’re our first follow!) and for it leading me to your site. Your shots are beautiful!

  100. bachsbythebeach May 7, 2012 at 12:24 pm - Reply

    great pictures!

  101. gjervis May 7, 2012 at 12:35 pm - Reply

    Every year my husband and I rent a condo in Canmore so that our growing family can stay there for a few days. We watch my daughter and daughter-in-law run the Melissa Run while we enjoy our grandchildren! I envy your sense of adventure. We go for those easy hikes that are well marked! I looked at one of the photos where three of you were “goofing off” near the edge and like a worrisome parent I was concerned for you! Thank you for following my blog as I plan our trip to France even though it may not have the same thrilling adventures that you provide! I am now following you!

  102. ihavethesewords May 7, 2012 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    wow, those are some seriously stunning photos! Can’t wait to have a look round your blog. Thanks for following 🙂

  103. you know that you know May 7, 2012 at 2:20 pm - Reply

    Increditble. I almost lept out of my chair when I saw your page. This is on the top five of my “Living List” – I am going to hike and hike hard ;). Incredible. Just incredible you found me today. Awesome.

  104. paintedmeadows May 7, 2012 at 2:25 pm - Reply

    Wow! Breathtaking shots! Hello to a fellow albertan!!

  105. you know that you know May 7, 2012 at 2:26 pm - Reply

    so exicted i didn’t even spell a thing correctly in my prior comment!!!!

  106. aimachieve May 7, 2012 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    I hate it that I love hiking n trekking so much, but, don’t have similar ranges where i stay 😛
    The images you have captured are so beautiful, especially the one where ur back is to the camera at the edge of the mountain with you looking down……. reminds me so much of Interlaken, Switzerland………. really nice post

  107. Shirsha May 7, 2012 at 3:42 pm - Reply

    Never been much of a hiker, but your pictures and your adventures are outstanding… Your pictures make me wish that I had it in me to go climbing up those mountains! 🙂 And thank you for dropping by my blog.

  108. K. Martini May 7, 2012 at 4:22 pm - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog! Your pictures are stunning…I’m more than happy to follow your adventures. Feels like a little vacation! Can’t wait for more!

  109. Lisa May 7, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    You photography is beautiful and it looks like you see some awesome places!!! Thanks for sharing them!!!
    Lisa

  110. Vivien L. May 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos

  111. brigittecutshall May 7, 2012 at 4:59 pm - Reply

    You tell a great story with beautiful images!

  112. melodylowes May 7, 2012 at 5:37 pm - Reply

    I love this area and have a morbid fear of heights so I will never get up there in person – thanks so much for the chance to see it through your eyes!

  113. WhenTheMindAttacks May 7, 2012 at 5:43 pm - Reply

    Wow, your pictures are really something 🙂 It’s really inspired me to go hiking myself, but I don’t live in a place abundant with mountains like these. But, you know, hiking wasn’t anything I really thought about in detail until I looked here. Thanks for that. 🙂 And definitely thanks for checking out my blog. I appreciate it.

  114. meaningfulobjects May 7, 2012 at 7:02 pm - Reply

    Amazing images

  115. pattisj May 7, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    What an experience! Great photos, enjoyed seeing them. I like that you include much info as to recommended attire. I’d love to hike, but I don’t think I’ll be making this one! lol

  116. leamuse May 7, 2012 at 11:53 pm - Reply

    Stunning photos! Thanks for following one of my blogs: http://foundinfrance.wordpress.com

  117. lilmissgeekchic May 8, 2012 at 7:43 am - Reply

    WOOOOOOOOWWWWWWW!! My goodness, I am SO jealous. Have you been to NZ by chance? The Southern Alps are just as incredible (incredible doesn’t seem to cut it!)

  118. Kelsey Sharp May 8, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Beautiful!! What an adventurous bunch you all are:) Your photographs made me smile. Very well done!

  119. crosbyman66 May 8, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Wow! What an adventure. Great images

  120. shiroknowes May 8, 2012 at 10:28 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos and I thing it’s a nice sport ! The only thing is that you have to be in great shape isn’ it ?

  121. driverrob May 8, 2012 at 10:29 am - Reply

    Great photos. Good on you for undertaking all these climbing adventures.
    Unfortunately, I’m not even slightly jealous as: I’m not fond of heights, I’d rather be somewhere very warm than very cold, my legs are faaaaaar too old to consider even the easiest climb these days.
    Live life to the full for as long as you can.

  122. Mother of 2 and No More May 8, 2012 at 10:35 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos!

  123. alswordsnpictures May 8, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    Welcome to following my blog. Your pictures are great.

  124. lsouthwood May 9, 2012 at 2:25 am - Reply

    amazing photos! 🙂 amazing experience!

  125. FoamySipsofCoffee May 9, 2012 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Amazing photos… I’m mesmerized! Almost makes a city-girl want to go climbing 🙂 thanks for passing by my blog!

  126. Thandiwe May 9, 2012 at 10:47 am - Reply

    Hi! Thanks for checking out my blog. Your photographs are beautiful and they give me the itch to get out and hiking (something I don’t do nearly as much as I wish I did). Have you had a chance to travel to India or Nepal at all? The hiking and trekking in the Himalayas is just spectacular! I look forward to seeing more of your photos and know it’ll get me excited to get out and hiking myself.

  127. Chris Perez May 9, 2012 at 12:38 pm - Reply

    WOW…stunning photos!

  128. 2 Rivers Photos May 11, 2012 at 11:44 am - Reply

    Epic imagery 🙂

  129. julespaige May 11, 2012 at 3:32 pm - Reply

    Thanks for tapping into my space. Your photos are inspirational. I’m on a roll with a particular theme with my short verse this month. But your photos….could be a haiku or a handful just waiting to be written… I really like the one with the moon peaking over the blue mountains. Almost looks like pearl stuck in the sand on the bottom of the ocean.

  130. Rhonda Sittig May 11, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos. I sent the link to your blog to my nephew who’s hiked the Pacific Trail, Mexico to Canada and this year the Continental Divide. thanks.

  131. Bianca May 11, 2012 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures !!!

  132. Leanne T May 13, 2012 at 12:18 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photography!

  133. jmpix May 14, 2012 at 1:06 am - Reply

    the goats….wow…i can only follow up with…amazing

  134. prosingon May 16, 2012 at 12:59 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking…I couldn’t help wondering if the experience for you guys is all physical or is there some spirituality involved as well. Looks like the perfect place for meditation. I look at your photos and think, how can people not believe in God!

  135. Diane Scaiff May 16, 2012 at 1:10 pm - Reply

    sigh – of jealousy and WOW photography! and thanks for following me.

  136. merrilymarylee May 16, 2012 at 7:11 pm - Reply

    WOW. Wow to everything. . . the photographs, the hike itself, the scenery, the difficulty. . . simply WOW!

  137. readinpleasure May 17, 2012 at 5:43 am - Reply

    Amazing pictures!

  138. Pernilla May 20, 2012 at 6:53 am - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog 🙂 I love your adventures and amazing photos!!!
    I will keep checking in to admire your blog.

  139. rastAsia June 6, 2012 at 1:07 am - Reply
  140. alswordsnpictures June 16, 2012 at 4:56 am - Reply

    Great pictures. I was Art Director of a magazine (The Illustrated London News) from 1970 to 1980; we used to publish rather a lot of mountaineering stories – Everest (before it became a “tourist trail”), K2 – mostly from Doug Scott. I said to him once, “I guess the view at the top is one of the reasons for doing it”. He said, “No, that is THE reason”. Have to say, I was very excited to take a picture from, what seemed to me to be, the top of the world in Tibet, and to have a picture of me there.

  141. Jim Johnson June 29, 2012 at 8:08 am - Reply

    phenomenal photos! Love this site!

  142. Silly Whabbit June 29, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    What an amazing blog! Thank you for stopping by my place!

  143. lynnwyvill July 16, 2012 at 9:57 am - Reply

    These are awesome photos. Thanks for the follow on my blog. Look forward to seeing more of your photography.

  144. efratadenny September 5, 2012 at 11:38 pm - Reply

    Nice series of photos..

  145. zehwoua September 6, 2012 at 3:05 am - Reply

    WOW I havent seen this amazing and clear photos for a long time. Great job and please continue what you are doing.

  146. roshni subudhi September 6, 2012 at 9:04 pm - Reply

    your pics are amazing just WHOW

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

    your pictures are gorgeous. nature truly does declare and showcase His glory.

  148. Secondhand Surfer September 8, 2012 at 4:13 pm - Reply

    Great trip~Great photography. Thanks I enjoyed the hike.

  149. Shaishav Lodha September 8, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    I love the way the stories are presented. Quite an inspiration

  150. tzedaqyal September 10, 2012 at 2:33 am - Reply

    Cool blog, I have been doing some photography and just love love your photos. Thanks for following.

  151. ravensteele September 10, 2012 at 12:23 pm - Reply

    “Mountain top knife fight” classic

  152. Barbara September 11, 2012 at 12:59 am - Reply

    Totally unlike life in a tiny English village! Fabulous pics – and thanks for the follow too.

  153. indiginz September 11, 2012 at 4:22 am - Reply

    breathtaking, your photography and the land and sky

  154. joyintopassion September 11, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    i cannot help but give a comment..WHAT AN AMAZING PHOTOS!!

    keep up the good work!

  155. flyingcuttlefish September 11, 2012 at 9:52 am - Reply

    Realllly nice.
    We must all work to stop Shell oil drilling in the north! The oil is purely for export. It has nothing to do with energy ‘needs’. Please use energy wisely and don’t destroy our beautiful earth!

  156. Zishaan 'ZuZu' Shafi September 12, 2012 at 7:29 am - Reply

    Ive always wanted to travel to Canada, and this post reaffirms why. GREAT pics and description! Love it.

  157. jumpingonclouds September 12, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    You are an amazing photographer. Wow, what a talent! Glad you found my blog – I’ll look forward to looking more through your posts. 🙂

  158. brightlightsandbuffoons September 13, 2012 at 2:17 am - Reply

    Really inspiring photos man, and looks like you had an awesome time, (very jealous ;)) …thanks for checking out my blog, I really appreciate it!

  159. DaniielCorey September 13, 2012 at 3:24 am - Reply

    I have nominated you for an award for best photography! http://daniielcorey.wordpress.com/to-whom-ive-awarded/

  160. Ann Marie T. McKenzie. September 13, 2012 at 12:15 pm - Reply

    Wow!!!!Breathtaking views.

  161. ladyelenauk October 28, 2012 at 11:40 am - Reply

    Awesome and everyone seems to be having fun.

  162. lifeinthereelworld November 20, 2012 at 2:17 pm - Reply

    Great pictures. How do you get your B&W images so black and rich? Filter on lens?

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