Thursday, January 3, 2013

Trailhead

This was the start of my climb to the top of Atalaya. As you can see by the sign the elevation to the top is 9,121. It is such a beautiful trail in any season.

30 comments:

Kate said...

Oh, this looks lovely...but cold!

Traveling Hawk said...

It's obviously beautiful, right on the beginning!

Cezar and Léia said...

Amazing scenery with all this snow. I imagine it's hard to walk!You are brave and very talented with your camera, thanks for sharing this image!
Léia

Tanya said...

so pretty!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

I'm wondering how the bruises from yesterdays fall are Randy? This must be a walk that you really look forward to each year and is a super healthy way to start a new year..

JM said...

Great play of light and shadows!

Olivier said...

belle photo de neige

Kathy said...

The air is getting pretty thin at that elevation. But I'll bet the signs are superb.

Luis Gomez said...

Nice shot Randy.

Lynette said...

How do you feel today? Fine and dandy, I'm hoping. Thanks for another good-lookin' blue sky day, even if it does look so cold!

turquoisemoon said...

OOh I must take that trail if I get down to SF this spring.

TexWisGirl said...

beautiful blues and whites and trees!

parker said...

Hiking in the snow looks like fun. Almost snowshoe depth?

Sharon said...

I've lived in Arizona way too long. I can't even imagine hiking in the snow. You are a hardy soul.

icecreamgun said...

great shot!

Judy said...

Peaceful, fresh air, quiet. What more could you ask for.

VP said...

Ouch! That's quite high!

LONDONLULU said...

Climbing it in snow must make it a rather magical experience - though you must've needed to step carefully (esp. with camera in hand:)!

Lowell said...

9,000 feet is where the oxygen is rarer! But it looks like a great day for a walk! Did you get to the summit?

Lowell said...

You must be in good shape. The air is rare at 9000 feet! Did you make it all the way? It looks like a beautiful day for a hike, though.

Michaele said...

love those kind of workouts : )

EG CameraGirl said...

WOW! More than 9.000 feet!

Leslie D. said...

Wow beautiful!

Barbara Farr said...

Beautiful!

Sandy said...

I would love to hike here! Wow what an elevation. You must have strong lungs Randy! =)

Michelle said...

I love that beautiful, crisp looking sky!

Lúcia said...

Wow, it's not an easy trail!
What a beautiful tree. :)

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I think I like snow !

Jack said...

Good for you, Randy. A hike to this location would be both fun and good for you.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

It must surely be a bit nippy on that trail, but as one hikes the body temperature rises. Nice shot!

Bises,
Genie