Thirsty Thursday: View from Another Top

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: Ice Water

I should be packing right now, but I decided to take a break and post a few notes on the adventure we may be taking. We're not sure if we're actually going to go through with it yet, but we're prepping for it. Weather, both precipitation and wind, will be the deciding factors. I think we can take a bit of snow, but high winds will probably mean a no go. Oh, so, what's the adventure. . . to summit Mt. Shasta of course. Having never hiked 14er that's covered in snow, we're a bit leery. You have to start somewhere I suppose. We think we have the right gear (better sleeping bag for me is key).  Beth has of course researched more than me, but we've both read some about the hike. The hope is that we get some decent weather this weekend, but it's not looking so good at this point. We'll be checking the Shasta Avalanche site for details on the current conditions and will probably make the decision to go or not tomorrow. Wish us luck if we decide to have a go!

But on to the photographs for tonight. Talking about climbing a big mountain always makes me think of taking the train (yep, riding, not hiking or climbing) to the Top of Europe. It was definitely cold up there and windy, but not as high as Shasta. The views though, were amazing!

Only 11,782ft

Thirsty Thursday: Swiss Sunset

Rambler: Terry
Drink in Hand: 2010 Pianetta Cabernet Sauvignon

Something today made me think of hiking in the Swiss Alps.  Perhaps it's just the majestic views of the snow-covered peaks that I remember.  Or perhaps it's being the only people at the top of a mountain to photograph sunset.  Or maybe it's a bit of both or neither.  But, looking through the images now, I don't know if it really matters.  It was simply awe-inspiring to be there, to see the sunset, and to be in the sunset.  Our photographs don't seem to give the spot its due credit.  Amazing. 

Thirsty Thursday: Snowy Hike

Rambler: Terry Drink in Hand: 2010 Montoya Pinot Noir (surprisingly good)

I think this weekend is going to be cold, so I figured I should post a bit of cold weather. These shots are from May of this year in sunny California. Most of my pictures from this short hike were of Massey, but here's a few without her.

more trees
too soon
Red Trees
eery trees
Looking Up