🌈 Some fun facts about Lake Tahoe!
⟡ Size: 22 miles long by 12 miles wide (71 miles total around the lake)
⟡ Water depth: 1,620 feet at the deepest point and the visible depth clarity is 75 feet.
⟡ Water temperature: Ranges from 39 to 70 degrees
⟡ Lake capacity: On average this lake holds about 39 trillion gallons of water!
⟡ Water sources: 63 streams, rivers, and creeks feed into the lake and only one river flows out of the lake (the Truckee river)
Moonlit Bryce Canyon covered in fresh snow - this looks like a daylight photo, but is actually a 2min exposure taken at night during a full moon! [3212x4016] [OC]
Here is a random collection of things that caught my eye over three separate visits to the same area of Folsom Lake, along the North Fork near the Narrows.
Loads of these plant ID signs along the Sterling Pointe trail
Anyone lose a cap?
Or a face mask?
Finely balanced boulder
Vintage trash: Canada Dry pull-top can
Ceramic water piping
Low-flying craft; he was headed upstream toward Auburn
Capela Senhora da Serra - Serra do Marão
#naturephotography (em Serra do Marão)
A dreamy scene during blue hour at vermillion lakes in Banff, Alberta. [OC][1600x2000]
I thought I’d share some photographs from my very first Colorado 14er climb, La Plata Peak. These were taken on my iPhone 6s.
Now this, was an overnight peak. We hiked to a camping spot a couple miles in the day before the peak. That night, I shared a tent with some campers and a fellow staff member. I barely slept a wink! It was honestly a pretty miserable night. We were to start our ascent of the mountain around three a.m. and I was going to be starting with the other half of the mountaineering group, so I had to try to leave my tent without waking anyone. I believe I was successful.
I ate some oatmeal, which I actually really enjoyed. We left soon after and started our hike. It was still pitch black at this point, but once the sun started to rise, man, I could not believe my eyes. I was kind of in denial that I was doing this peak from the very beginning, but when I could see the sun rise on the mountains we were climbing by, wow, I could no longer deny my presence, though small, in those mountains. I wish I could relive that sunrise.
We must’ve reached the peak around 10:30. We’d had a good amount of stops along the way. I remember my calves burning the whole way up, but somehow always managing to walk on. This is not something I ever thought I’d be capable of. The switchbacks were killer!
At the top, I took tons of pictures and called my family (the cell service on top of mountains is prime). We started our descent of the mountain not long after, and aside from making our way down the rocky terrain at the top, I was alone for the rest of the hike down. This is because, once I felt comfortable enough on my own, I practically skipped down that mountain. I was so ready to get back. I went back to our camping site and grabbed all my stuff, and hiked down what we’d hiked the day before. I’d never felt more independent. It was grueling and every time I thought I was close to the end, I was not. I was feeling delirious at this point. Happy with what I just accomplished, I was dying to get to my car. And once I did, I remember literally screaming with joy. And I stood on this bridge and looked back to the mountain I had just peaked. Utter joy. After taking more pictures, I drove off and went to a local convince store. Here I bought a La Plata Peak patch and a Milky Way.
The funny thing is, after peaking La Plata, my original thought was “So that was great, but I don’t think I feel the need to do something like that ever again”. Ha. That changed pretty soon after.
Been with this guy for a year now and I couldn’t feel luckier. I love you baby boy
At the top of Mount Washington, looking west to the Olympics in the distance.
This semester in college, I decided to throw caution to the wind and take a class I’m actually interested in! The class is called Leisure and Outdoor Recreation and we’re going to be learning super useful information! We’ll also be reading a book called Desert Solitaire, which I’m excited about.
In today’s online lesson, our professor told us about the four phases of the outdoor recreation experience. I thought this was interesting so I’m making sure to jot it down.
The four phases are:
Anticipation (I’m definitely in this!), Planning, Participation, Recollection
He also mentioned that Anticipation is one of the most important phases because, especially in the times we’re in, having this anticipation can improve your outlook, and keep you going mentally.
The Grand Teton, Grand Teton National Park [6000x4000] [OC]
Old Harry Rocks in the UK [OC] [4215x5269]