If I can be of help, Ron, please let me know! If you plan to hike into the high country don’t plan to do it too early in the year. July or August is usually the best because of the snow conditions up high.
I like “Back down the trail” for the sense it gives of what the experience there is like – the view, the trail, the sky. But “Due North” reminded me of the excitement I felt when a dozen of us sailed from Kauai, headed for Alaska. Our course was, in fact, “due north”. That heading always has resonated for me more than any other direction.
East and Northeast especially…….do you mind letting me know where this is…other than mount Baldy…I think I’ve mentioned before that my son is in Missoula…I’m ready to make some adventuring plans, but need advice..you can email me at email@example.com…..if you’d rather not..no problem:)
It seemed to me that the clouds were reflections of the landscape, in a rather abstract way. What a sense of the infinite it must create while standing there, looking out across those mountains. Love that trail image. Very enticing.
Spending any amount of time on mountain tops like this one do indeed give you a new perspective of the world in which we live. Because I have lived here for some time and spent lots of time in these mountains, from the tops of them I see many other peaks, old friends from over the years and I have great memories of visiting them too. It’s the world I love and the places in which I love to be.
Looks like you hit the perfect day for your ascent. To me, spending time on the top of a mountain, by oneself, is one of the most awe inspiring ways to spend time. There is so much to take in. Sometimes its overwhelming. I especially liked the lunch room shot. Always one of my favorite stops on one of these kind of wanders. Talk about a table with a view. It doesn’t get much better. Thanks for taking us along.
It looks so nice and cool–which would be welcome right now (we have been mostly in the 90-100 degree range the past few weeks). The little lake nestled in the valley is so pretty. What a site to come upon!
It’s cooler up there than in the valley. The rule of thumb is that on a sunny day (and all other factors stay constant) temperature decreases by 5.4 degrees per thousand feet of altitude increase. The top of that mountain is 5000 feet higher than the valley and so it would be about 25 degrees cooler at the top.
I sure do Tammy. It’s part of the love affair I’ve had with this wild country for 70 years now. Nearly all of my wanderings are in our National Forests. I often wonder how many folks in America today really realize what treasures these forests are!