Wednesday, June 17, 2009

A Mountain of Pleasures

Not far from Bend, Oregon, is the Three Sisters Wilderness. It is filled with trails for beginner and intermediate hikers leading to high mountain lakes and more advanced trails traversing to the 12,000 foot peaks. This shot can be seen at the beginning of the 4 1/2 mile Green Lakes Trail, taken from a beautifully carved log bridge at the trail head. The picture is somewhat generic and could easily be a scene from the Rockies or many other places in Oregon. What the picture truly lacks is the actual sound of the crystal clear snow-melt water rushing over the white rocks, the ever present call of mountain chickadees and finches, the cool clean air, and the odor of the pines. I wish I could magically add these features on Watery Wednesday , but the best I can do is invite you to visit and experience the whole picture yourself.

9 comments:

tapirgal said...

That's a terrific photo. It's hard to get the exposure right on the mountain and the water both - I've tried! It looks perfect, and of course is a more-than-perfectly-lovely spot. What a beautiful addition to your admirable blog! As always, your description is eloquent.

Karen said...

Very cool photo, Lee.

As tapirgal commented, it is hard to get the exposure right foboth the distant mountain and the near water ...however, you got it !!

I spent about 5 hours , yesterday, wandering along the banks of the Truckee River, so I've just added my memories of the sounds of the birds and rushing water, to this photo ..and it's perfect :-)

Abe Lincoln said...

How is the snow pack? I have heard that it is nowhere near as deep as it should be -- maybe that was just in some areas. I like your photo of this place and it would be a nice place to hike. I hear about bears and mountain lions though, so that would be a concern.

BPOTW said...

Thanks for all the info. Great shot! There is a 'three sisters' rock formations off the coast of NZ!

J Bar said...

Great scenery.
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Amanda Guthrie said...

That looks like it is right out of a movie damn Lee that is gorgeous!

srp said...

From your glorious words I can almost imagine the sound... how peaceful, yet powerful.

Jacob said...

You've got me convinced, Lee. Looks to be a magical kind of place!

Small City Scenes said...

Love it---wish I was there. MB