Sunday, July 09, 2006

One afternoon, some friends of mine and I climbed the extremely steep ridge/mountain that surrounds the lake. The lake at which we stayed is in the foreground. We weren't able to go all the way to the top of the mountain, because there was still snow covering the last 100 yards or so (the peak is just under 9,000 feet). The snow in itself wouldn't have been a problem, but the climb is so extremely steep, you would take an unstoppable and probably fatal ride if you slipped. How steep is the climb you may ask? Well, combine my out-of-shape body, 7,000 or 8,000 feet of elevation, and an almost vertical climb, and you have me tossing my cookies halfway up the mountain. Yes folks, I am embarassed to say (but humble enough to admit) that I threw up during the climb to this wonderful view you see before you. When it comes to photography, I guess I really do suffer for my art.

1 comment:

Darren said...

A friend of mine has identified your lake from the picture. Don't worry, your secret is safe with me!