On our Way
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|We just got back from a 4 night backpacking trip into a region of the Coquihalla where few travel these days. Those of you who parouse my work know that I tend to spend a fair bit of time in this area, which for me is only a 90 minute drive and a completely different climate from the wet coastal area that I live in.|
Here we're following an old packhorse trail up into the alpine where we'd be spending the next several days. The hike in was about 4 hours with packs in the 35-40lb range and an elevation gain of around 700 metres, or 2300 feet.
This would be considered as a "moderate" hike to us, so keeping the weight down wasn't a big deal. We even packed in a 3 lb lamb roast for the second night when 2 other couples were also joining us for the weekend.
Anyway I'm in the process of uploading 5 1/2 gigs of photos from this trip, so I'll be parked here in Coquihalla Country for awhile now.
For the sake of history, this area was once quite popular with guided horse trips and also for hunting, which is where the network of trails that we now use originated from. People still roam the area on horseback, but not so much as what it once was. Fortunately the arid climate and higher elevations help preserve the trails that were made.
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I sure like these mountainous scenes. Nice work getting the snow cap in there too. I'll pass this way on the weekend coming up.Many many years ago, before they had the highway through this area, we hiked around. Got in from back roads with a old style jeep cherokee. Thanks for sharing this scenery.
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Wonderful colors and detail. I prefer different image cropping, but it's only my opinion. Well done
I am so jealous of your scenery. Texas is beautiful but this is amazing!!!!!
Wonderful colors - I love the effect of the filter. Great lines here! Lovely shot.
I can't seem to make the circ. polarizer do this for me! ha ha
Ah yes...I had suspected you would be back soon. That sure looks like the granite of home. Very fractured. My mountain was totally granite with a layer of clay, the sandy soil. This looks as though there are many things which to see on your treks. Or should I call it an enjoyable journey into the hills slightly higher.
Well done landscape. Information is nostalgic.
I personally don't like the work produced by the Group of Seven. But after driving from Toronto to thunder Bay I truly understand their work. Their work is excellent!
I really enjoy the way that you have captured the ruggedness and the beauty of our terrain.
Excellent composition, depth of field and perspective!