Thursday, November 26, 2009

On High


One month ago, I posted a Fall picture of Mt Bachelor almost completely barren of snow. Some of you wanted me to post some Winter shots, when the time came. Last week Bend, Oregon, experienced a surprisingly early snowstorm, which produced over 30 inches of snow in the mountains. This gave skiing and snowboarding enthusiasts a pleasant surprise, an early opening to the resort. I drove up the road day before yesterday and took a series of pictures which I will show over the next several days. The summit of this long dormant volcano is around 9600 feet and is about 3 miles from top to base with a vertical drop of about 3000 feet. On this day my focus was to display its stately beauty. Like a sweet vanilla ice cream sundae without the cherry, this majestic beauty stands like an appealing treat for the cooled Northwest sky.

6 comments:

tapirgal said...

It's breathtaking in any season. Nice description.

Raksha said...

That is just beautiful! It's interesting to go back and forth between this shot and the earlier one to see the difference a month makes in a part of the world that actually has four seasons. You did say in your previous post that sometimes the ski season at Mount Bachelor begins as early as Thanksgiving. It looks like that's what happened this year.

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Fantastic and nice description !! Great post !!Nice photo too !!Unseen Rajasthan

Jacob said...

Thank your this! A wonderful composition of a gorgeous place in your beautiful state!

Sylvia K said...

Gorgeous shot and marvelous description, Lee! Such a beautiful place! I look forward to more photos!

Have a great weekend!

Sylvia

cieldequimper said...

I love your comparison. It needs a red balloon on the summit.