Mount Lady MacDonald


Attempt date: September 22nd, 2012
Start time: 7:10am
Completion time: 6 hours
Elevation gain: 1200m (3,937 ft)

Participants:  Sarah Mclean, Patrick Latter


From the Canmore centre drive on the 1A south to Elk Run Boulevard and turn left. There will be a paved parking lot on your left; park here.


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


The trail starts on a paved bike trail that changes to gravel and follows the creek towards Mount Lady MacDonald.

Looking back down the trail, there was a fantastic view of the ‘3 sisters’.

Despite the unseasonably warm weather, the signs of fall were there as we made our way up the trail.

Once you reach about the 80% point, there is an abandoned construction project that includes a helipad and half built tea house. We stopped and took a few photos of some guys using the spot as launching point for paragliding.

After they all had taken off we took a break on the helipad and some lunch.

After lunch, we made our way up the final ridge towards the summit. From here it is more of a scramble and you need to use your hands at some points.

The final ridge walk is a little daunting because of the exposure on either side, but as long as you stay low and use your hands, it’s not too bad. You can see the helipad and tea house in the bottom right of the next photo.

Happy 2 years Sarah <3

By |2017-06-07T12:58:04+00:00September 23rd, 2012|Day Hikes|261 Comments


  1. erica0407 September 23, 2012 at 10:18 pm - Reply

    What incredible adventures you and Sarah have! She is such a beautiful lady and looks so wild and free on those peaks. Congrats on the 2-year anniversary 🙂

  2. gettlost September 23, 2012 at 10:21 pm - Reply

    Congratulations you guys!! And thanks for sharing. What a beautiful hike.

  3. hmillerick September 23, 2012 at 10:30 pm - Reply

    You and Sarah are inspiring me to get off my ass, grab a camera, and climb a mountain!!!!

  4. ghummakkad September 23, 2012 at 10:33 pm - Reply

    Lovely pictures! I don’t imagine myself walking on that thin mountain top!

  5. heather @ grillfusion September 23, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Stunning Photos!

  6. Personal Concerns September 23, 2012 at 10:38 pm - Reply

    Wow! I won’t tire of appreciating your lovely work. Such finesse !!

  7. parasam September 23, 2012 at 10:45 pm - Reply

    Great sense of space shared in your shots. I can feel the wind, hear the scree tumble down the ridge slopes and touch the warm stones.

  8. Clanmother September 23, 2012 at 10:57 pm - Reply

    Your adventures take my breath away, quite literally!!! Thanks for sharing…

  9. motioners September 23, 2012 at 11:09 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful photos. Especially love the yellowing trees with the mountain peaks as a backdrop. Everything is so clear, no smog :-). Great work. Bill

  10. The Labyrinth of Life September 23, 2012 at 11:12 pm - Reply

    Incredible photography! Thank you for sharing my friend… 🙂

  11. Robert Boscacci September 23, 2012 at 11:15 pm - Reply


  12. GreedyFrog September 23, 2012 at 11:27 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking photos! Thanks for sharing them!

  13. valeriedavies September 23, 2012 at 11:33 pm - Reply

    wonderful photography, and wonderful scenery. How brave you are. Thank you for creating such beauty, and for sharing the incredible beauty of nature.

  14. elamany September 23, 2012 at 11:35 pm - Reply

    excellent work …. inspiring and shiny …. thank you for sharing

  15. George Weaver September 23, 2012 at 11:39 pm - Reply

    Ah, such a lovely mountain climber comrade you have! 🙂 Fantastic shots here. I enjoy seeing you kids in the photos too!

  16. caleephotography September 23, 2012 at 11:52 pm - Reply

    Great pictures!! Happy 2 years! 🙂

  17. Adnan Kakazai September 23, 2012 at 11:55 pm - Reply

    Wonderful 🙂

  18. unfetteredbs September 24, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply

    wow.. and scary. No way no how would I do that. Beautiful photos

  19. John September 24, 2012 at 12:13 am - Reply

    Fantastic pictures.

  20. rthepotter September 24, 2012 at 12:19 am - Reply

    I have two problems when I look at your blog – it makes me feel as if I am living in a model village, and I need a computer with a bigger screen to really do your photos justice. MUCH bigger! Thanks for posting.

  21. lizziejoy10 September 24, 2012 at 12:39 am - Reply

    Great photos. You obviously have a passion for life and enjoying living it to the full. Bless you.

  22. zelmare September 24, 2012 at 12:40 am - Reply

    Gorgeous pictures! I love the one of the paraglider in flight.

  23. rajeev0903 September 24, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    awsum pics, really very very good pic.
    like it…
    u sud try sum new theme of pic also..

  24. Nanook September 24, 2012 at 1:01 am - Reply

    What a great love letter expressed through your photography!!!

  25. jaxguide September 24, 2012 at 1:02 am - Reply

    Beautifully captured photographs!

  26. caprimontgomery September 24, 2012 at 1:09 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos and you both look like you had so much fun.

  27. Musarat Ali September 24, 2012 at 1:28 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on #musaratali.

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  29. elin September 24, 2012 at 2:15 am - Reply


  30. nuvofelt September 24, 2012 at 2:17 am - Reply


  31. runesandrhinestones September 24, 2012 at 2:20 am - Reply

    The photos are absolutely stunning. Looks like a beautiful autumn day, unlike to cold and rain we have here in England!

  32. ComplianceTimes September 24, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Great photos; stunning scenery. Thanks for following my travel blog (travel with friends), I’ll jealously keep up with the photos on here too.

  33. ramblingsfromamum September 24, 2012 at 2:52 am - Reply

    Gorgeous shots – because quite frankly you are incapable of taking terrible ones. Sarah you are gorgeous, but you can have that mountain aerobics all to your self thank you 🙂

  34. smscott2 September 24, 2012 at 3:00 am - Reply

    You call that a trail… talk about living on the edge. What a fantastic ridge. Well done and thanks for sharing

  35. ssrk96 September 24, 2012 at 3:46 am - Reply

    Stunning photos! T.anks for dropping by my blog. Eager to see more wonderful pics from you:-)

  36. peerlesscynic September 24, 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    The like button I just pressed was very insufficient. Love the photos, well done.

  37. melanielegault September 24, 2012 at 4:08 am - Reply

    Jaw dropping stunning photos!!! Congrats to you and Sarah.

  38. gladsong777 September 24, 2012 at 4:19 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos as always!

  39. revolutionwriter1 September 24, 2012 at 4:31 am - Reply

    SOme phenomenal photography! I’m not a photographer but these pictures are pretty amazing. Well done.

  40. YellowCable September 24, 2012 at 4:40 am - Reply

    Very nice.

  41. Kathi September 24, 2012 at 4:53 am - Reply

    These pictures are fabulous, but I have to admit that my very favorite is the one of you two at the end! Joy to you!!!!

  42. laurigarciajones September 24, 2012 at 4:59 am - Reply

    That looks like so much fun!

  43. sonnetshaven September 24, 2012 at 5:00 am - Reply

    Amazing photos! Do you use film, too, or are all these digital?

  44. photographybyjoylene September 24, 2012 at 5:03 am - Reply

    What awesome photographs! You definitely don’t see photos like this everyday! The view is magnificent and Sarah is beautiful.

  45. FeyGirl September 24, 2012 at 5:13 am - Reply

    GORGEOUS! Now those are some portraits… 🙂

  46. kmpinkel September 24, 2012 at 5:36 am - Reply

    Again, fantastic images.

  47. awayaswego September 24, 2012 at 5:39 am - Reply


  48. sethsnap September 24, 2012 at 5:40 am - Reply

    Amazing photos. You should hosts photo hiking tours! I’d sign up.

  49. SocietyRed September 24, 2012 at 5:46 am - Reply

    You two are amazing! Great work!

  50. Michelle September 24, 2012 at 5:53 am - Reply

    Wow! Sarah is stunning and that ridgeline {brrrr!} – shivers up my spine!

    Thanks for the follow on my blog – I look forward to exploring more of yours!!

  51. swimtechblog September 24, 2012 at 5:54 am - Reply

    Some great shots and a dare devil lady

  52. mentyzee September 24, 2012 at 6:01 am - Reply

    i love the photos! oh dear! i can’t wait my trip to renjani and reach the summit as well! but looking at your girlfirend standing on the summit with smaller base really scares me, as if she could fall down at anytime

  53. Mark Mendonck September 24, 2012 at 6:03 am - Reply

    great serie! Love it!
    grz M

  54. Beth September 24, 2012 at 6:09 am - Reply

    Great photo of Sarah on the final ridge walk! The composition lets me see the challenge of hiking and why you do it.

  55. thesalemgarden September 24, 2012 at 6:10 am - Reply

    oh my goodness, awesome!! Thank you!

  56. Sarah Bell September 24, 2012 at 6:13 am - Reply

    You never fail to take the most wonderful photos. Such a great eye. So much talent. So much love 🙂

  57. Melody's Perspective September 24, 2012 at 6:17 am - Reply

    You two inspire me!!!! and the photography is amazing. Feel like I’m there…Thank you, thank you 🙂

  58. Dawn September 24, 2012 at 6:33 am - Reply

    What a lovely spot to celebrate your time together.

  59. Avasway September 24, 2012 at 6:39 am - Reply

    Wow – these pictures absolutely blow me away! This is the first part of your blog that I have looked at – I am hooked! Amazing, looking forward to reading and seeing much more from you! Thanks for liking my post…x

  60. Tina Schell September 24, 2012 at 6:44 am - Reply

    Loved it!

  61. veganramblings September 24, 2012 at 6:45 am - Reply

    Amazing shots, i especially love the first three. The colors are amazing.

  62. John September 24, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    Fabulous as always!!

  63. nhicksb September 24, 2012 at 6:56 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on nhicksbunao.

  64. The Paranormalist - Renae Rude September 24, 2012 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Your photographs MUST be beautiful, because I have a crippling fear of heights, but I look at them all anyway. The portraits of Sarah are stunning. When she’s 50, she is going to ADORE the fact that someone captured her in her prime.

  65. Cathy Ulrich September 24, 2012 at 7:23 am - Reply

    I so look forward to your posts. This is stunning, makes we want to get out for a hike this week. What camera do you use? I’m certainly assuming an SLR. I love my Nikon, but it’s so cumbersome for hiking. I’ve been taking my Olympus XZ-1 which I use for my underwater shots. And congratulations to you and Sarah!

  66. Rayni September 24, 2012 at 7:30 am - Reply


  67. Gil Burgos September 24, 2012 at 7:39 am - Reply

    Pics are amazing…

  68. nerdromnico September 24, 2012 at 8:03 am - Reply

    Piercing beauty as always! And what a stunning testament to the strength of your love for each other — crossing the craggy, sheer cliffs that mark the landscape of any relationship ONLY to reach the other side, together!!

  69. matermusearts September 24, 2012 at 8:10 am - Reply

    Vicariously euphoric sense of flying seeing your venturous photos! You and Sarah cling to each other as you cling to the heights, then you’ll have it ALL for a lifetime, all the highs and the lows and every elevation in between. And I’ll bet Sarah will be even more beautiful when she is 50, 60, 70, 80, 90 and still climbing by your side!

  70. alvason September 24, 2012 at 8:26 am - Reply

    gloriously exciting and amazing!!! wonderful images.

  71. pausingoutloud September 24, 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Amazing! Beautiful photography. Beautiful full wheel pose.

  72. alvason September 24, 2012 at 8:32 am - Reply

    The word “canmore” is from the (Scots) Gaelic for “big head”.

  73. dipitblack September 24, 2012 at 8:35 am - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! And I see a little yoga there, the bridge! Even better haha!

  74. SuPLaDoNG RuNNeR.WRiTeR.HoST. September 24, 2012 at 8:42 am - Reply

    Great shots, Patrick! And a great place to celebrate the happy 2 years! Cheers!

  75. jennifertan47 September 24, 2012 at 8:48 am - Reply

    The shot of the yellow paraglider was breath taking. The one of your love balancing across the ridge made me lose my breakfast. Yikes! Beautiful work, as always.

  76. LizForADay September 24, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    I love the picture where the trees have yellow leaves. It looked like the mountains were painted. Absolutely stunning work! 🙂

  77. EverdayLivingPNW September 24, 2012 at 8:52 am - Reply

    Those are some amazing photos! I submitted this weekend too…in WA, was an amazing experience!

  78. Papizilla September 24, 2012 at 8:53 am - Reply

    Yikes, I enjoy living the climbing life through your photos. This guy gets wobbly on the second rung of the ladder. Beautiful pics as always.

  79. Mark1 September 24, 2012 at 8:55 am - Reply

    Really nice!

  80. riverrunchesapeakes September 24, 2012 at 9:04 am - Reply

    Beautiful. It brings back memories of my time in Canada.

  81. musesofmark September 24, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Those pics are amazing!!!! Man, that looks so fun!

  82. binvested September 24, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    Amazing photography!!!

  83. AYearOfTravel September 24, 2012 at 9:22 am - Reply

    My palms are sweaty looking at the photos of that last ridge…yikes. Congrats on 2 years and congrats on such amazing photos!

  84. Garden Girl September 24, 2012 at 9:27 am - Reply

    Wow, these photos are gorgeous! Make me want to get out and hike lol. Simply beautiful!

  85. stephen1001 September 24, 2012 at 9:37 am - Reply

    Stunning photos – that one of the paraglider in the air especially, great shots!

  86. meganhcarroll September 24, 2012 at 9:40 am - Reply

    What an amazing place to do yoga!

  87. Carly @ True Color September 24, 2012 at 9:47 am - Reply

    Gorgeous backdrop for Urdvah Dhanurasana! The exposure on that second to last shot kinda makes me wanna throw up… 🙂 Congratulations on your anniversary!

  88. bubblytee September 24, 2012 at 9:55 am - Reply

    Enormous respect for you two …as you undertake adventures that few of us would dare. Thank you for taking me along as I sit in the safety of my sofa…lol 🙂

  89. livenowandzen September 24, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning photos! Thanks for sharing.

  90. Eden September 24, 2012 at 10:08 am - Reply

    Really nice work! Well done.

  91. kelihasablog September 24, 2012 at 10:18 am - Reply

    Totally great… it’s always so good to have something you can do together and enjoy. Your pictures are fabulous, as always… 😀

  92. keagiles September 24, 2012 at 10:23 am - Reply

    Absolutely lovely photos. I especially like the one of the person paragliding.

  93. omrevolution September 24, 2012 at 10:26 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos, absolutely breathtaking.

  94. jeniferwills September 24, 2012 at 10:27 am - Reply

    Truly some of the most beautiful photographs I have ever seen.

  95. feedthehipsters September 24, 2012 at 10:33 am - Reply

    You have really stunning and crisp pictures,they’re very pleasing to the eye. Thanks for following my blog! I’m just getting started, it’s a work in progress.

  96. Emotional Mommie September 24, 2012 at 10:50 am - Reply

    WOW, that was Awesome 🙂 I live through You today, my day-dreams are sweet

  97. jjotter September 24, 2012 at 10:53 am - Reply

    I love your blog. I wish I had the courage to go hiking on mountain ridges the way you guys do. Alas, I went bouldering once with my son’s scout troop and had a MASSIVE panic attack. Apparently I have a fear of falling and that was the first time it presented itself. Who knew? So I miss out on some beautiful views when I visit home because I can’t climb to the top of the mountains. Easy hike, yes. Ridges, no. Thank you for sharing. Your photos are gorgeous. Love the paragliding shot. Congrats on two years.

  98. GiRRL_Earth September 24, 2012 at 10:59 am - Reply

    Amazing photos!

  99. winsomebella September 24, 2012 at 11:06 am - Reply

    Beauty in the landscape……beauty in the love 🙂

  100. Non Angry Chocolate Chick September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!

  101. Amelia Baines September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Wow! Not only is your photography stunning but you look to be super brave too! Little Chef

  102. Jill Weatherholt September 24, 2012 at 11:08 am - Reply

    Gorgeous photos, Patrick! My legs are shaking from the final ridge walk….amazing!

  103. objectpermanenceblog September 24, 2012 at 11:12 am - Reply

    Thanks for liking my post! Your site is lovely.

  104. Valarielovelight September 24, 2012 at 11:21 am - Reply

    It’s so beautiful. Not for the faint at heart!

  105. Rose Abby Design September 24, 2012 at 11:32 am - Reply

    gorgeous photos!

  106. Mahogany September 24, 2012 at 11:47 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing such amazing photos. You capture the beauty I believe is inside of all of us. Again thanks. <3

  107. Mel Fernandez September 24, 2012 at 11:48 am - Reply

    WOW amazing.. I hyperventilated a little but amazing and Thank you for the love 🙂

  108. Mark Simms September 24, 2012 at 11:49 am - Reply

    Another brilliant set of photos – especially 6, 9, 10 & 11

  109. David September 24, 2012 at 11:54 am - Reply

    Absolutely stunning scenery.

  110. comicsbykumo September 24, 2012 at 11:59 am - Reply

    AMAZING photos!!!

  111. Where's Wiwi? September 24, 2012 at 12:12 pm - Reply

    That first shot is stunning but seeing where you were hiking took my breath away! Oh and happy anniversary 🙂

  112. Sarah September 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Amazing photos!!! Breathtaking 🙂

  113. nakitaaudrey September 24, 2012 at 12:16 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing shots.. And what a beautiful place. Thank you for sharing

  114. Birgit Nazarian September 24, 2012 at 12:19 pm - Reply

    The mom in me says “Oh my God! Don’t you dare send Sarah to walk across a dangerous ridge like that again!” That kind of made me draw in my breath when I saw those pictures. Stay safe you dare devils!!

  115. Treighton September 24, 2012 at 12:44 pm - Reply

    Holy awesome! Beautiful scenery, people, and photography; keep up the good work man. …i need to move to Canada….

  116. 11dianne9 September 24, 2012 at 1:01 pm - Reply

    Lovely work that captures the land and the surrounding atmosphere perfectly! I envy you and admire you and am happy to enjoy your antics from afar……like at the bottom of the mountain!

  117. Allyson Mellone September 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photography! Thank you for sharing them. And happy two years 🙂

  118. sternflammende September 24, 2012 at 1:09 pm - Reply

    Marvelous shots! You are really talented.

  119. alinesoules September 24, 2012 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    your photos are always amazing

  120. Solo September 24, 2012 at 1:27 pm - Reply

    Your girlfriend is offical


  121. yomicfit September 24, 2012 at 1:30 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful and breathtaking

  122. summerteifi September 24, 2012 at 1:32 pm - Reply

    Completely incredible and breathtaking, thank you x

  123. Carol September 24, 2012 at 1:35 pm - Reply

    Especially like the one with the yellow trees and the mountains. Amazing as usual.

  124. Cory B September 24, 2012 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    Hey Patrick ever been to the east coast? I would love to see what your eye and camera would pop out of the scenery in these parts!! Making me yearn for the west you are

  125. Deidré M. September 24, 2012 at 1:40 pm - Reply

    thanks for visiting picara* (stunning pictures – i’m a fan of fall&mountains… and we also have 3sisters in south africa!)

  126. keholleman September 24, 2012 at 1:44 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures!! Looks like you two have some great adventures!

  127. drell3 September 24, 2012 at 1:45 pm - Reply

    WOW just wow! How awesome is that!!!

  128. aynn snow September 24, 2012 at 1:49 pm - Reply

    again Awesome photos! indeed Sarah is beautiful and how much we appreciate ye both for sharing yer sweet adventures with us.. happy 2 years to ye both 🙂

  129. Sharine September 24, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    Great Pictures!!! The picture of you on the edge of the cliff looks really scary but an exhilarating scary!!

  130. scribedoll September 24, 2012 at 1:54 pm - Reply

    What stunning photos.

  131. cbdesignco September 24, 2012 at 1:55 pm - Reply

    How gorgeous!!! Love your images!

  132. carolcork September 24, 2012 at 2:09 pm - Reply

    Just totally amazing photographs!

  133. seanpierre64 September 24, 2012 at 2:10 pm - Reply

    Wow is all that truly needs to be said. However, it seems to limited so I will saying having traveled across the Yellow Head from Edmonton through Jasper and down into the Okanagan River Valley I would have to Astonishing. Thank you for sharing and if you don’t mind I would like to try my hand at writing some poetry detailing your photos. I think the medium of photography is a canvass that reveals so much more of the world than we truly see, where brush and canvass are ink and paper. Let me know what you think.

  134. Patricia September 24, 2012 at 2:14 pm - Reply

    AWESOME SHOTS!!! ^_^ Love it!!! <3

  135. vlagnew September 24, 2012 at 2:19 pm - Reply

    I am so glad you liked my post because it caused me to come view your posts. Oh my gosh, I love your photography. Most of it makes me smile. The other makes my heart race because they looked dangerous to ones health. Hahaha. However, the fun and passion still shows in the art, so for now, I will live vicariously.

  136. claritycareblog September 24, 2012 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Exquisite images! I’ve been to those magnificent mountains and always wanted to climb/hike them – now I can live vicariously through you in your photos, thank you 🙂

  137. Curmudgeon-at-Large September 24, 2012 at 2:41 pm - Reply

    Oh, to be young again. Actually, I was young once and I still could not have taken your amazing trips nor captured your beautiful photos. Damn young people!

  138. xxjeanxx September 24, 2012 at 3:02 pm - Reply

    The only word jumping in my head is “HOW EXCITING!” You are living a few dreams of mine and I am sitting here watching my life tick away as I watch your pictures. These are inspiring me to DO something about myself. Thank you for posting such energizing pictures and thank you for the follow!

  139. harri8here September 24, 2012 at 3:14 pm - Reply

    Wow! Sensational!

  140. roo365 September 24, 2012 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    If that is how you celebrate your 2nd anniversary, your love for each other must be as breathtaking as the place you decided to spend it on! Absolutely beautiful – you, Sarah & the part of the world you shared with us. Thank u & Happy Anniversary.

  141. missingridhughes September 24, 2012 at 3:17 pm - Reply

    Dude, your pictures are stunning. Great work, and congrats on your anniversary, you look so happy together! 🙂

  142. pinkyjumper123 September 24, 2012 at 3:43 pm - Reply

    Great adventure!

  143. WordsFallFromMyEyes September 24, 2012 at 3:49 pm - Reply

    Utterly utterly utterly utterly awesome, fantastic, beautiful.

  144. Thomas September 24, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    Beautiful scenery, beautiful friend, beautiful experience also I’d say.

  145. Photography Journal Blog September 24, 2012 at 4:04 pm - Reply

    What a lovely post!

  146. JonaJoseph September 24, 2012 at 4:19 pm - Reply

    Wow! Amazing pics. Envy you guys. N Sarah you look stunning.

  147. aterlycan September 24, 2012 at 4:22 pm - Reply


  148. clientsi September 24, 2012 at 4:31 pm - Reply

    Incredible shots, from the natural landscape to the decidedly lovely personal pictures. Well done!

  149. Carla September 24, 2012 at 4:51 pm - Reply

    Absolutely beautiful!!!

  150. misslottieblogs September 24, 2012 at 4:52 pm - Reply

    Canada looks so beautiful. Lovely photos.

  151. Imelda September 24, 2012 at 5:14 pm - Reply

    What gorgeous photos! What a terrific adventure.

  152. Inge September 24, 2012 at 5:31 pm - Reply

    Amazing pictures, Patrick! I especially like the last seven of them!

  153. foodnotherstuff September 24, 2012 at 5:56 pm - Reply

    Wow! Beautiful!

  154. jcvert1982 September 24, 2012 at 6:19 pm - Reply

    Wonderful! Happy Anniversary!

  155. dianasschwenk September 24, 2012 at 6:31 pm - Reply

    These are amazing photos…remind me how lucky I am to live in this beautiful country!

  156. Jodi Lamm September 24, 2012 at 6:34 pm - Reply

    Your photographs are gorgeous, and your hikes look amazing.

  157. arlingwoman September 24, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Wow. I looked at a number of your posts and that’s what kept coming to mind. This last one makes me vertiginous–and I’ve been rock climbing. Thanks for liking my blog post–if you hadn’t I’d probably not have come across these pictures. Not only are they beautiful, they belong in a geology 101 slideshow!

  158. Mary Gilmartin September 24, 2012 at 7:34 pm - Reply


  159. oky's cookies September 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm - Reply

    I just have to say WOW….Beautiful pictures 🙂

  160. reb1rebecca September 24, 2012 at 8:19 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful day — the colors are very rich and I like the photo of you both hugging at the end!

  161. Mk Americana September 24, 2012 at 8:39 pm - Reply

    These are extremely nice photos. What lenses do you use?

  162. zweetmacala September 24, 2012 at 9:01 pm - Reply

    amazing! simply amazing!

  163. Rustic Recluse September 24, 2012 at 9:02 pm - Reply

    Beautiful pictures! Guess I’ve got to start working on the hiking trip I had shelved earlier…

  164. Dorothy Lynn September 24, 2012 at 9:46 pm - Reply

    That hike looks terrifying and AWESOME! also, your pictures are just so stunning. You really capture the majesty of those mountains.

  165. mariakarubin September 24, 2012 at 10:09 pm - Reply

    I’m in awe these photos and location are so gorgeous! I miss hiking, it’s been too hot in LA to go. I can’t wait to start again as it cools down. Thank you for sharing the beauty!

  166. Dizzy September 24, 2012 at 10:34 pm - Reply

    Awesome pix! Holy cow Sarah sure is pretty, too! You can tell her I said so!

    Looks like you had an awesome weekend!

  167. slightlymanicmummy September 24, 2012 at 10:39 pm - Reply

    Simply . . . stunning. I am in awe. I hike vicariously through your work. Sarah is so beautiful, congratulations on 2 years! Love Karen x

  168. Mary September 24, 2012 at 10:42 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos….beautiful couple! Congrats! My fav is the black and white with Sarah scaling the top of the mountain ridge….once again, breathtaking.

    Thanks for reading my words over at “Caregiving with Grace”!

    Your photos make me want to be more, do more, live more, love more…..this life is a true GIFT

  169. briankilday September 24, 2012 at 10:54 pm - Reply

    Was listening to the Royal Philharmonic and getting absolutely lost in your world. Magical. Moving. Thank you.

  170. umanbn September 24, 2012 at 11:20 pm - Reply

    Beautiful photos again Patrick. Its verging on soft porn for gophers……

  171. Stephen L. Tyler September 24, 2012 at 11:21 pm - Reply

    awesome images!

  172. Sweet Make Up Temptations September 24, 2012 at 11:32 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking !

  173. Deni Lyn September 25, 2012 at 12:00 am - Reply


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  175. NZ Cate September 25, 2012 at 12:55 am - Reply

    Wow! That’s all I have to say. That doesn’t happen often 😀

  176. Jenn September 25, 2012 at 1:40 am - Reply

    Beautiful as always 🙂

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  178. moderndayruth September 25, 2012 at 3:53 am - Reply

    Thank you for sharing these eye-treats with us! My favorite is where the lady is on the mountain top (wording?) – she has a vibe of a panthera and the landscape is just awe-inspiring! Congrats on the courage and skill to climb all the way up there!!!

  179. kme141 September 25, 2012 at 5:05 am - Reply

    Good morning!

    I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award! Here’s the link:


  180. Janyaa September 25, 2012 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Truly beautiful! I always look forward to your posts. Grats on the two years!

  181. trusslersquare September 25, 2012 at 5:27 am - Reply

    Gorgeous pictures, so beautiful to look at nature, a little on the wild side…and that narrow mountain top….scary!

  182. Green Quill September 25, 2012 at 5:33 am - Reply

    Thanks for following my blog. I have been going through your posts and must say that pictures are surely worth a thousand words. That’s a lovely collection that you are building there. Truly awesome!

  183. therustychaincyclist September 25, 2012 at 6:06 am - Reply

    NIce work Patrick.

  184. tocksin September 25, 2012 at 6:16 am - Reply

    You do with pictures what Jack London did with words, you bring the wilderness home.

  185. Denise Hisey September 25, 2012 at 6:29 am - Reply

    Spectacular photos! What an adventurous couple you are! 😉

    There are ‘3 sisters’ in Oregon, too, but I’m assuming these photos are in Canada? I don’t recognize the area.

  186. cosmetics4permanentmakeup September 25, 2012 at 6:38 am - Reply

    This picture is soo inspirational..!!! i want to do this with my life partner once before i die.. you guys are so lucky 🙂

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  188. latebloomerbuds September 25, 2012 at 6:49 am - Reply

    My first visit to your blog and I am speechless! Thank you for subscribing to my blog so I could find yours! Margie

  189. Jo September 25, 2012 at 6:52 am - Reply

    The photos just keep getting better! Keep ’em coming and thanks for sharing.

  190. elenacaravela September 25, 2012 at 7:10 am - Reply

    Gorgeous images-be careful out there!

  191. michaelthewriterguy September 25, 2012 at 7:51 am - Reply

    I though this was a very beautiful collection of photos. Some of them were very intriguing while others just made me want to go on an adventure as well. They were well taken shots with really good focus on theme, and contrast in the images themselves.

    I might be over-analyzing that, but it’s because I like the photos.

  192. christiebea29 September 25, 2012 at 8:37 am - Reply

    Brave, awesome, breathtaking, talented, free!!!! LOVE your adventures!!! Some of those views even make me dizzy.

  193. jollof September 25, 2012 at 8:57 am - Reply

    Wow, breathtaking! I can only imagine the adrenaline rush…

    Looking forward to seeing more incredible photos. Well done (and thanks for following too)

    tHe CrAzY nIgErIaN

  194. antoniazen September 25, 2012 at 9:26 am - Reply

    Reblogged this on Antonia Sara Zenkevitch and commented:
    These photos are so beautiful I needed to share them. Good blog to follow

  195. Suzicue September 25, 2012 at 10:04 am - Reply

    Thanks for sharing God’s beauty in creation. God bless you both, and thanks for the encouragement!

  196. Vishvanand September 25, 2012 at 10:05 am - Reply

    It is Nature & You are the Master ….. who is also part of the Nature ……

  197. cheeksburn September 25, 2012 at 10:11 am - Reply

    You are fearless and have an amazing life.

  198. carolloethen September 25, 2012 at 2:58 pm - Reply

    Amazing photography!!!!

  199. woosha8 September 25, 2012 at 3:24 pm - Reply

    can’t get over how amazing these are!

  200. barbaramattio September 25, 2012 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    Fantastic photos. I am impressed. I invite you to visit my blog

  201. braisedblue September 25, 2012 at 3:45 pm - Reply

    I’ve done that hike, you did an amazing job capturing it.

  202. la dauphine September 25, 2012 at 4:02 pm - Reply

    I’m originally from the Northeast and moved to SoCal…you have no idea the nostaligia those bright yellow leaves are giving me! I think you’ve added a destination to my list!

  203. Bella Remy Photography September 25, 2012 at 6:12 pm - Reply

    That is one daring chick! WOW !

  204. Tasmin Skye September 25, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    You take excellent pictures! They make me feel very… jealous! Gorgeous work, fun life!

  205. brain injury self rehabilitation (BISR) September 25, 2012 at 6:44 pm - Reply

    Thanks for sharing these gorgeous pictures. They bring an inner peace just relaxing and looking at them.

  206. Renee4ironman September 25, 2012 at 6:55 pm - Reply

    your photos are really amazing! When I am ready to put art on the walls after my reno I will be in touch!

  207. Cam September 25, 2012 at 7:24 pm - Reply

    What a lovely way to celebrate 2 years! Love the pinky dusk shots 🙂

  208. Juan Tobar September 25, 2012 at 7:46 pm - Reply

    NIce pictures and happy anniversary.

  209. September 25, 2012 at 7:54 pm - Reply

    I envy your talent, your locale, and your adventurist spirit. Beautiful photos as always. Happy anniversary. You make a lovely couple.

  210. ShruTroup September 25, 2012 at 8:09 pm - Reply

    One word…WOW!

  211. woolgather18 September 25, 2012 at 9:40 pm - Reply

    what a beauty!
    the mountain is gorgeous as well 😉

    congrats on 2 years 🙂

    – s

  212. jnatrasevschi September 25, 2012 at 9:56 pm - Reply

    the photos were beautiful were was the mountain you hiked and how long was the hike

  213. mukeshrijhwani September 26, 2012 at 1:22 am - Reply

    Loved the second-last one. You get shots like these once in a life time.

    Good work. Keep it up.

  214. marlon312 September 26, 2012 at 1:29 am - Reply

    just amazing again!

  215. roshni subudhi September 26, 2012 at 2:28 am - Reply

    nice photography

  216. stagewest September 26, 2012 at 6:40 am - Reply

    The Canadian Rockies are inspiring, as are your images!

  217. aconsciousappetite September 26, 2012 at 7:09 am - Reply

    Fantastic and stunning photography! I’m humbled that you’re enjoying my posts. In turn, thank you for directing me to your site, I’m enjoying following your adventures!

  218. thisislemonade September 26, 2012 at 7:20 am - Reply

    Stunning as usual and some beautiful portraits too. Amazing landscape. I’m too much a wimp to get on that ridge. I’ll just sit here and admire those guts and camera skills. LOL!

  219. nora September 26, 2012 at 7:33 am - Reply

    Saw you followed my blog and came over to visit and all I have to say is WOW. I work with a lot of photographers so I don’t give out my “wows” that easily. Your photos make me want to climb that mountain now. The one of Sarah on the knife’s edge is breathtaking.

  220. Taylor Moseley September 26, 2012 at 8:07 am - Reply

    wow, amazing photos. Makes me want to go hiking real soon!

  221. ly September 26, 2012 at 8:31 am - Reply

    Wow–is all I can get out after that!!!

  222. helenabeslic September 26, 2012 at 9:20 am - Reply

    Amazing! Simply Beautiful, what a way to spend a day!

  223. Deborah - d.mooncrab September 26, 2012 at 10:03 am - Reply

    I like the last 3 pictures very much, how they capture from up top of the mountains..

  224. ManicDdaily September 26, 2012 at 11:58 am - Reply

    So pretty. k.

  225. imakefriendswithfood September 26, 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    What is the difference between luster and glossy?

  226. Jeff September 26, 2012 at 12:54 pm - Reply

    Breathtaking photos!!

  227. petit4chocolatier September 26, 2012 at 4:03 pm - Reply

    Congratulations; beautiful couple and beautiful pictures!

  228. monochrome80iso September 26, 2012 at 4:47 pm - Reply

    Awesome photos, awesome adventure!

  229. Sonja Kramer Haag September 26, 2012 at 10:10 pm - Reply

    Congrats to you both, a partner you can travel and climb with is a partner for life.

  230. Kate September 27, 2012 at 12:31 am - Reply

    Sarah is officially my new girl crush.

  231. wobblygoggy September 27, 2012 at 1:24 am - Reply

    I love your pictures! I want to move to Canada now!!!

  232. The PhD war September 27, 2012 at 2:19 am - Reply

    Congratulations! You are a lovely couple!
    Amazing photos as always!

  233. onetravelingdress September 27, 2012 at 5:51 am - Reply

    love the pictures. I miss hiking! thanks for visiting my site. definitely can learn a few things from you!

  234. Victoria / Justice Pirate September 27, 2012 at 8:27 am - Reply

    Very sweet! Love all of these photos very much. It must feel amazing to climb up those mountains.

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  236. supportmyeffort September 27, 2012 at 12:29 pm - Reply

    I am a fan of nature, your pictures are absolutely beautiful.

  237. orgoh September 27, 2012 at 4:06 pm - Reply

    As Like number 1000 on this photo story I’m coming a little late to the party. Thank you for breadcrumbs trail that brought me here

  238. wherelovefalls September 27, 2012 at 6:26 pm - Reply

    these photographs are stunning! your photographs always brighten my day and calm me even after the most stressful days — someone has talennnnnt 😉

  239. shaylatansey September 27, 2012 at 8:29 pm - Reply


  240. dylangillespie14 September 28, 2012 at 9:00 am - Reply

    Amazing photographs. The colors and compositions are absolutely stunning.

  241. Mixed Gems September 30, 2012 at 1:10 am - Reply

    These photos are absolutely stunning! Amazing to share such an experience together.

  242. stuartatkinsphotography September 30, 2012 at 2:41 am - Reply

    Beautiful photos once again. Thanks for sharing!

  243. Tulasi Rajesh September 30, 2012 at 8:34 am - Reply

    Excellent.. and worth watching…

  244. earthriderjudyberman September 30, 2012 at 11:07 am - Reply

    I’d loved to have been on these trails … not so much on climbing the mountain though. Excellent photos.
    Thank you for following my blog.

  245. Got my book September 30, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I see I’m not the only one to comment 😛 This is so beautiful.. and you guys are so beautiful as well! Stunning photos 🙂 <3

  246. theskreed September 30, 2012 at 7:00 pm - Reply

    I’m jealous of your photos! Nice work.

  247. AZalphadogphoto September 30, 2012 at 8:44 pm - Reply

    Once again your photography is outstanding and the story is well worth a read.

  248. ag September 30, 2012 at 9:47 pm - Reply

    Beautiful, gorgeous, lovely, exquisite, etc., etc., as is most of your work — this from someone who would be scared out of his mind on that ridge walk. “Stay low and use your hands”? The only way I could possibly do it is by lying down and dragging my body, stomach down, across the rocks without looking down. Would probably be puking too!
    So thanks for the chance to experience it in the comfort of my own home through your highly refined eye.

  249. deanasrdic September 30, 2012 at 11:16 pm - Reply

    Mindblowing. I am in awe.

  250. relaxingcooking October 2, 2012 at 3:58 pm - Reply

    I’m impressed, I love your beautiful pictures. Thanks for sharing

  251. Ude October 3, 2012 at 2:34 am - Reply

    Landscape scenery is fabulous and the intrepid adventurer. Happy adventuring …

  252. poetryroad October 3, 2012 at 12:50 pm - Reply

    You are amazingly talented! One of your pictures from The Trail series inspired one of my recent poems. Hope you like it! Take care and keep snapping those photos!
    Check it out at:

  253. Ariel October 3, 2012 at 8:00 pm - Reply

    What a beautiful story these pictures tell. The landscape and the sky and the two of you are so lovely it puts an ache in one’s gut. If I could capture it like that, I do not think I would bother with writing ever again.

    It’s coldish out, but this makes me want to keep the door open.

  254. dedicatedtoblog October 4, 2012 at 5:11 am - Reply

    oh my god … and after all u are still alive 🙂 nice nice pictures 🙂

  255. outbackjoe October 4, 2012 at 6:43 pm - Reply

    Great photos. I really need to get more motivated with whipping out big bertha, my SLR camera, and taking some good shots on my travels. Too lazy, always using the crappy compact camera. Oh yeah also I’m lacking skills. Regardless of my laziness and sub standard skills, you’ve helped motivate!

  256. Naomikko October 5, 2012 at 5:01 am - Reply

    u are blessed…

  257. celenagaia33 October 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm - Reply

    That’s all you could ask for, really – beautiful lady, breathtaking 360 view, and the brave spirit to share it. I admire you guys no end. Happy Anniversary to you x

  258. October 21, 2012 at 1:05 am - Reply

    Hi Patrick – hoping you will be able to let me know which lens you used for the 2 ridge shots of Sarah. I have been studying your lens kit for the Canon & want to start off with the best lenses poss – as finances will restrict……I really want to create those fab depth of field effects – as my ixus cannot do – and so looking forward to buying my 5D in the new year ! Look forward to hearing from you – amanda

  259. Dan Oksnevad Photo September 4, 2013 at 3:20 pm - Reply

    Awesome photography! What a beautiful day. I need to get out of Minnesota to some open country with mountains!

  260. julienrobinetpierreterner September 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm - Reply

    Hie ! I’m french.. amazing photographs ! I’m a paraglider, and i would to know how long you took to hike to the launch area / helipad ? Thanks a lot ! Julian

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