Sunday, June 14, 2009

From the blues to the hills

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Two thousand feet above Lake Tahoe at the Echo summit entrance to the Desolation Wilderness, the colors are more subtle. My hike past the Echo lakes was literally shrouded by looming clouds. Would I get out before hail and lightening struck? Yes -- just barely.

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As always, the harsh beauty of the Sierra Nevada granite is breathtaking -- and a little frightening.

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It's a wonderful place to go to allow the mind to wander while the legs plod on and the heart is calmed by impassive grandeur.

1 comment:

Darlene said...

Grandeur is the correct word for the vastness of a mountain. It appears that there had been a fire there in the not too distant past.

You are a brave soul. When there is snow on the ground I want to be inside by a roaring fire with a cup of hot chocolate - wimp, that I am.

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