Posts Tagged ‘mountains’

Mountain Heather, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington Cascades

Pink mountain heather in subalpine meadow, Mount Daniel in background, Wenatchee Mountains, central Washington Cascade Mountains

“Wilderness is not a luxury but a necessity of the human spirit, and as vital to our lives as water and good bread.” — Edward Abbey


Mountain Ridges, Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska

Forested mountain ridges shrouded in fog, Glacier Bay National Park, Southeast Alaska

“In the presence of eternity, the mountains are as transient as the clouds.” — Robert Green Ingersoll  


Wasenegg Ridge, Swiss Alps

Woman and girl hiking on Wasenegg ridge on Schilthorn mountain, Eiger, Mönch and Jungfrau in background, Switzerland

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” — John Muir


Girl hiking Schilthorn mountain, Switzerland

Girl hiking trail on trail from Grauseeli to Wasenegg ridge on Schilthorn mountain with the Lauterbrunnen Wall in background, Switzerland

“Only as high as I reach can I grow, only as far as I seek can I go, only as deep as I look can I see, only as much as I dream can I be.” — Karen Ravn


Scrambling in Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington State

Man scrambling along lichen covered ridge, Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Wenatchee National Forest, Cascade Mountains, Washington State

“The gladdest moment in human life, me thinks, is a departure into unknown lands.” — Sir Richard Burton


Alpine Stream, Cascade Mountains

Small stream running through snowfields in subalpine meadow, Mount Daniel in background, Wenatchee Mountains, central Washington Cascade Mountains

“Coming near the edge of the snowfield I find running water close to the surface, visible among the rocks.  I stop to drink.  The water is bitterly, brilliantly cold with particles of glacier silt — utterly delicious.” — Edward Abbey, Desert Solitaire


Mount Rigi

Red cog rail train car on summit of Mount Rigi, Switzerland, Europe

Enjoying a fine day in Switzerland with a cog train ride up Mount Rigi for spectacular views of the Swiss Alps, and then a steep scramble down it’s north side on the Bänderenweg route …