Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 | Author: Skip Moen
I took a few pictures in the Enchantments lo those many years ago. One was of Prusik Peak. There is actually a climber on the knife edge in this shot, on the second point below the summit on the left side of the top. But the conversion from film to digital might not let you see him. He is wearing bright red – and a long ways away.
This reminds me of God just throwing up His hand. Massive. Solid. Unbreakable.
Taken in the National Park garden outside of Cape Town.
Wednesday, May 08th, 2013 | Author: Skip Moen
I recently posted a picture of the Enchantments, a series of glacial lakes above 9000 feet elevation in the North Cascades. I took the picture 40 years ago, but NOT in May. Those lakes are only open in the late Fall before the snow comes. Here is a picture of what they look like now. The two lakes are completely frozen. You can see them in the right center of the photo. No one is camping there now, that’s for sure.
I shot this picture 40 years ago. It’s in the Stuart range of the North Cascades. A place called “the Enchantments,” for obvious reasons. The trees are Western Larch and, yes, that’s really the color of the needles.
In those days, when the government didn’t require permits and there were few people who knew of the place and fewer who climbed into it, it was pristine beauty. Ice cold water. Way above the air pollution haze. The mountain in the background is Prusik Peak, actually about 2 miles away.
My brother and I would jump in the car after school, drive to the base and climb like mad to get there before dark. I miss those days. A different life then.
For those who want to share some of the sights aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier, and a few pictures of Rachel, me and her airplane, here’s the link.
Wednesday, May 01st, 2013 | Author: Skip Moen
Here is a Navy Super Hornet breaking the sound barrier. Wow, was it loud!
Tuesday, April 30th, 2013 | Author: Skip Moen
I am back from a week on the John C. Stennis. Here’s are just two images of what I saw with my one and only lovely daughter. She is the only female in her ordinance shop.
Obviously, I now have a lot to catch up on. I’ll try to add to the comments, but I see that you did quite well without me.
Saturday, April 20th, 2013 | Author: Skip Moen
Thought you might like to see me at the biggest Baobab tree in the world – and watching a few friends take a dip
Wednesday, April 10th, 2013 | Author: Skip Moen