Sunday, January 30, 2011

My Favorite Time


The last few weekends we have spent hiking the Atalaya trail on the east side of the city. Atalaya mountain is 9121ft in elevation and the hike takes about 2 hours to the top. I love it because it's so close to my home yet when your climbing the silence is just wonderful. During the next week I will be posting photos from my hike. I hope you enjoy.

34 comments:

Allison said...

Such rugged nature is fantastic. I look forward to your pictures!

Marty said...

a wonderful shot Randy - love it so much ! the tree is amazing - love
trees and the landscape is just beautiful !
have a lovely day Randy
bisous

Kathy said...

You get an A for framing in this picture and a A+ for beauty!

Eyeliquor said...

Wonderful capture!
Well done!
Have a peaceful sunday Randy :)

Traveling Hawk said...

A very nice perspective! I am looking forward to the rest of photos from your hike.

Jacob said...

I understand. Our daughter lives at 9,000 feet in Colorado. When we visit we hike down the mountain to an old mining camp and creek. Of course, then we have to hike back up.

I think I'm too old for that!

Looks like a beautiful place. I'll look forward to more photos!

Regina K said...

Great photo and look forward to more hiking photos.

Lúcia said...

I love hiking too!
Looking forward to see your photos!
Have a good Sunday!

cieldequimper said...

I was watching an old episode of Grizzly Adams on the web the other day. This week is going to be perfect! Happy Sunday!

becky said...

I can almost smell the pines! great hike. :)

Luis Gomez said...

Hiking is great. I am glad you are taking your camera and showing us views.

Farmchick said...

I always love the overwhelming quiet when we are hiking. Great shot.

VP said...

What is better than silence with a view?

Southshoreandbeyond said...

Beautiful views.

Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I am so fortunate to live within walking distance to a Calif. State Park interlaced with 40 miles of trails...less the elevation you have. Hiking is a true joy. Like Farmchick said, the quiet is overwhelming. So why do so many choose to listen to Ipods while hiking? One of the great mysteries of life for me. A great shot there Randy.

Jarart said...

Great, I'm ready for a nice hike!

Sharon said...

I enlarged the photo so I could see the patches of snow between the trees in the distance.

Leif Hagen said...

Such wonderful beauty along your hiking route!

Leena said...

Nice view and a great shot:)

bfarr said...

Next best thing to being there : )

RedPat said...

You are so lucky to have such a place close to home. Great shot - look forward to more.

lizziviggi said...

Love the framing with the tree at the border. It sounds like a great hike!

Jack said...

Hiking is a wonderful way to spend your time, for many reasons. Nice photo.

Sequim Daily Photo said...

I cannot wait to see pictures from the hike! Looks like a fabulous spot. Hiking is good for the soul:-)

Alan said...

What a stunning view. I like the way you framed the view with a tree on each side. Great photo.

Many thanks for your comments on my blog!

Magpie said...

It's nice to have something so close to home. This is a great shot. I can just smell the clean, fresh air. Looking forward to future photos.

NYC In Photographs said...

Looks like a great view! I can't wait to see more!

Kate said...

Love the composition of this photo.

Jen said...

It's always good to get out in nature and recharge your batteries. Beautiful photo.

T. Becque said...

A nice view too! Looks like a great hike.

magda said...

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JM said...

Love the composition, great view too.

Ola said...

I can almost smell the fresh air on this picture

yas said...

Nice angle! I like it. It's wonderful place.