Tag: nature

Alpine daisies

I spent some time at Stevens Pass yesterday. It was mostly a work day, but there were a few minutes between appointments for snapping pictures.

This was the first time in a while that I’d taken my Canon 30D out. I’d forgotten how fun it can be to shoot with it, although I was a bit surprised by the shutter lag. Has it always been there and I hadn’t noticed it before? Something to ponder…

Snow Lake

I took a day off from photo editing today to hike to Snow and Gem Lakes. This was the first big test to see how strong my ankle was getting after spraining it 2 1/2 weeks ago.  I snapped this picture of Snow Lake and Mount Roosevelt on the way to Gem Lake.

As you can imagine, icing my ankle mid-hike was no problem. Just dunk it in cold, COLD water and try not to scream!

Play weekend in the snow

On April 8 and 9, Glenn and I took our climbing students and five other instructors to Alpental for the snow outing. Brian King did a great job capturing the fun:

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Morning rainbow over Bend, OR

It might be raining off-and-on on the first day of CX Nationals, but at least we got a stunning rainbow for our suffering.