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.