snowshoe hike at Mt. Rainier

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    I had a really cool day yesterday (Jan 27, 2007) with my wife (pictured). We went on a long snowshoe hike up the West Side road, through the Longmire entrance of Mt. Rainier.

    We went up to Dry Creek, which is where you normally park if you're hiking out of the WSR trailhead. We shared a freeze fried meal and a cup of tea, then headed back.

    The park is closed due to damage from ferocious wind and rain storms. On Sundays, they let people hike in at 10am. It's better than nothing!

    The news reported last week that the park likely won't be open until April, and that a complete circuit of the Wonderland Trail probably won't be possible.

    As a side note: I felt there were beautiful tones for black and white; I took lots of photos. Making an interesting composition out of snow and trees proved to be incredibly difficult!

    koduckgirl, Mark Griffith, and 16 other people added this photo to their favorites.

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    1. marylea 100 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful! I applaud your sense of adventure. It looks a little cold, but the snow is nice. I find the black and white of winter can be challenging. This shot has lots of interest: texture, line, and action! Really nice.
      Seen in 1 on 1 (You must comment as well on the photo just before yours! (?)

    2. tiffs pictures 100 months ago | reply

      This is really cool. Great composition and light. I love how the eye follows the path there. I really like this. :)


    3. Mark Griffith 100 months ago | reply

      Great shot. 8 hours snow shoeing is hard work indeed. Have you ever done any Alpine Touring?
      Seen on the Web. (?)

    4. mellowhummer 100 months ago | reply

      This is beautiful and nicely done. There is no place like the forests. They have a magical quality no matter what the season.

    5. koduckgirl 100 months ago | reply

      very nice wintry image looks like a great hike love how small you look in comparison

      WOW this is super fabulous and well worth the front display but...I CAN'T put everyone's on the front so this get's a Special mention and is archived in the 1on1POD thread for January on Jan 23rd congrats!

      you can find it here:
      you WILL have to scroll down to see yours...[sorry ;-D]

    6. Flying Fin 100 months ago | reply

      lovely winter capture this ... you know, we actually had snow in southern England today !?!? Go figure ... so much for global warming.
      Seen in my contacts' photos. (?)

    7. DarkFrame 100 months ago | reply

      Wow, really a great composition!

      (1-2-3 Nature)

    8. nature55 100 months ago | reply

      Wow, that looks like so much fun! I love hiking/snowshoeing! Great shot and thanks so much for sharing!

      I saw this in KARMA - "All Things Winter" thread

    9. koduckgirl 100 months ago | reply

      this is cool and would be perfect in the long forgotten 1on1 group 1on1B&W [sepia, high key too!]

      please join and post this and any other black n white [& sepia, high key] shots you have...
      same commenting rules apply:
      post 1 at a time
      comment on the photo to the right of the one you posted right after you post yours


    10. jcmvro 100 months ago | reply

      well, nice documentary pic, hope this group is going to live again

      from the 1on1 BW group

    11. The Dandyli0n 100 months ago | reply

      This is good! Nice details and texture.

      1on1 BW

    12. dio5 93 months ago | reply

      Mooha, nice... wish I was there...

      Seen in your Hiking & climbing set. (?)

    13. koduckgirl 83 months ago | reply

      oooooh another great one to add to add this to:
      1on1/2on2POW!!! [& POD & FP] You Belong Here!!!!, Please!

      [Go Ahead & dump any & all other photos I have PODed or POWed or Feature Paired no limit!!! ;-B]

    14. Olgasoo 73 months ago | reply

      Wonderful! I want to ski !!!

    15. Helseth 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called In The Wilderness, and we'd love to have this added to the group!


    16. Howling Dingo 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Campfires and the Arts of Bushcraft, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    17. Fransois 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Les petits bonheurs / Little happinesses, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    18. Fransois 64 months ago | reply

      So beautiful, cheer!

    19. Minxa... [deleted] 52 months ago | reply

      Me encanta todo el album!! Es increible... !!!!!

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