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Photo Friday

19 02 2010

I have the mid-winter blahs.  It hits every February.  I miss the sun.  The real sun, the hot one, not the cold crisp one like is shining at the moment.  So today, I’m giving you a photo from a very very hot day in the desert.  Below is a shot from the hike to Delicate Arch at Arches National Park in Moab, UT. 

Happy Friday, everyone!

© Her Side of the Mountain, 2010.

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Photo Friday

12 02 2010

Today is the last day to enter Her Side’s contest! Winner will be announced next week.

And now, on this Friday before Valentine’s Day, I offer you something Grand:

Grand Canyon

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Woah.

10 02 2010

Let’s all watch someone take this crazy hike. El Caminito del Rey (or the “King’s Pathway”) is a walkway along the walls of a gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in Málaga, Spain. Yes, I’m afraid of heights (ironic, isn’t it?), so I won’t be going here anytime soon…


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Wordless Wednesday

27 01 2010

I didn’t make that up, I stole it.  And now I’ve lied, because here are some words.  Today, you get a photo since Her Side is in triage mode at work — but don’t worry, I’ll work extra hard and Friday won’t be a Photo Friday!  Here is the Grand Canyon, in September 2004:

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Photo Friday

22 01 2010

When I drove all over the US, I got as far out west as Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona.  I was on the road for almost 6 weeks. 

I knew I was closer to home when I started hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee.  It smelled more like home, because the greenery was more like what I was used to than the plant life out in the West.  I stood on the trail, closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and, for a second, I got a little homesick.  I had been on the road for a month, after all.  I missed my cat, and my roommates, and my friends, and my family.  I missed my bed

Then I opened my eyes and remembered why I was having such a great time, and instead of being homesick, I thought, “I can’t believe this trip is almost over!”  Here is that moment of realization:

© Her Side of the Mountain, 2010.





Photo Friday

15 01 2010

Happy Friday, everyone!  The photo below was taken in September 2004, during a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  I can’t for the life of me remember what trail this is.  I *think* it was near to Bear Lake, but the water in the photo is not Bear Lake.  Any help?

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Photo Friday

8 01 2010

Today, I need serenity.  Not Serenity (well, maybe that too…you can’t take the sky from me), but something peaceful.  So I unearthed this photo of Yellowstone Lake, taken in September 2004.  Pretty, ain’t it?  Or should I say, “shiny.”

© Her Side of the Mountain, 2010.