We made our way to Sunrise Lakes to restock on water on our way towards Clouds Rest. Made sure to snap a pic of my travel buddy out on the lake.
Distance hiked (total trip): ~15 miles
Elevation traversed (total trip): ~7500 feet
Elevation: ~9300 feet
A little #tbt today to that one time last year when we foolishly made a rookie maneuver while hiking @yellowstonenps.
Hell Roaring Creek was a hike we’d had on our list the last three trips to YNP & finally we were going to check it off our list. We were so excited! Until the clouds of mosquitoes descended upon us.
Let our folly be a lesson on why you should ALWAYS carry bug spray with you. We left ours at the campsite tucked safely away in our trailer. There was snow in canyon country. No mosquitoes there 🙌🏻! Unfortunately the same could not be said for Tower Country where the freshly melted snow created a mosquito paradise. We were their own personal tropical cocktail. Honestly, I should have tucked a paper umbrella behind my ear. I may made more swats than steps that day.
When all was said & done I had over 60 bites, & those were just the ones I could see & count. We definitely knew better! Hindsight is 20/20: always carry bug spray.
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There’s no doubt about it: #LakeMcDonald is one of the most beautiful places in Glacier #NationalPark . A hub of activity on the park’s west side, Lake McDonald is @GlacierNPS’s largest lake at 10 miles long and nearly 500 feet deep. Its crystal-clear waters provide a mesmerizing view of the layers of colorful rocks and pebbles below, but be warned, the water is icy cold -- most lakes never gets above 50 degrees Fahrenheit at the surface. This stunning shot of Montana’s Lake McDonald was taken a few days after the Howe Ridge Fire broke out earlier this year at #Glacier . Photo courtesy of Stephen Shelesky (@StephenShelesky). #usinterior#FindYourPark#travel#glaciernationalpark
Tentokrát další fotka z letního studentského opojení, tentokrát z roku 2017 od minulého roku jsem posunul jak techniku, tak i postprodukci. Tentokrát focení těchto kytek mělo výhodu, dali se fotit i ze břehu. Nicméně tato fotka vznikla stejně z vody, jelikož Petr (lektor) má neskutečnou zálibu v brodění jednoho potoka, ideálně s celou technikou na hlavě.
"El Capitan" - Yosemite Valley, California
El Capitan is a vertical rock formation composed almost entirely of granite. It is approximately 3000 ft (900 m) tall and is a very popular destination for rock climbers. Since rock climbing is inherently dangerous in itself, most climbers use the help of safety equipment such as ropes and anchors. There are different types of rock climbing. The type of climbing that uses safety equipment, but not to help in ascending the rock face is called Free Climbing, which is what these climbers were doing.
There's another type of climbing called "Free Solo" climbing where no safety equipment (no ropes, or anchors) are used. So, if you lose your grip, there is no way to stop your fall. Most people would not even consider free soloing let alone climbing all the way to the top of El Capitan even with safety equipment.
But, there is one person in the whole world who has free soloed up El Capitan - Alex Honnold (@alexhonnold). Our tour guide told us about the @natgeochannel documentary 'Free Solo' which documents Alex's journey to free solo El Capitan! It's probably one of the scariest Halloween movies you'll ever see! 😉👻 Congratulations Alex!
Photo 2: A closer view of about six teams (I think) starting their journey up El Capitan. We were on the Yosemite Valley Floor Tour (recommended!) and our tour guide was telling us that they were on their 2nd (or 3rd, I can't remember) day climbing.
Photo 3 & 4: Close-up view of a few of the teams climbing.
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