Toward Lake Blanche in November

My older son and I made our first snow-hike of the season a few Sundays ago…we made the familiar trek up the canyon to Lake Blanche.  I know I’ve shared many photos of the area over the past couple of years, but there is a timeless beauty to be captured and appreciated up there, so it’s difficult to get tired of the views and the sheer wonderfulness that Nature has to offer to those who will endure the hike up into the mountains to partake of the feast.  You can click on any of the images to be taken to a slide show where you might see them in a larger format.

22 responses

  1. Beautiful!

    December 3, 2013 at 11:30 am

    • Almost transporting, Dana.

      December 7, 2013 at 6:35 am

  2. Trekking brings such beautiful photos.

    December 3, 2013 at 2:31 pm

    • It sure does…there are so many opportunities out there….from the simple berry to the grand and snow-covered mountain-scapes….

      December 7, 2013 at 6:36 am

  3. Winter sure settles in fast out there. It brought you some nice views though.

    December 3, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    • The was probably the third snow of the season, with the first being at the end of September…but you’re right, Allen, it sure does bring some nice views…incredible ones, too.

      December 7, 2013 at 6:37 am

  4. Gorgeous scenes! I’m looking forward to that!

    December 3, 2013 at 8:01 pm

    • I know you’ll have plenty, Terry…I’m looking forward to seeing a bit of it, too. 🙂

      December 7, 2013 at 6:38 am

  5. One of my favourite places in the French Alps is ‘Lac Blanc’ – the French equivalent of course. That shot of the red berries and the Aspens is a stunner. What a great wilderness walk, Scott

    December 4, 2013 at 2:11 am

    • And I can imagine that your Lac Blanc is beautiful in every season, too, just like this one. And those Mountain Ash berries are quite visible at this time of year, especially against the Aspen trunks and the snow cover. You’re right, Andy, this is a great place for a wilderness walk…moderately strenuous and a beautiful reward at the end of the trail.

      December 7, 2013 at 6:41 am

  6. smackedpentax

    what an amazing collection of photographs…and what an amazing place. I would so love to be walking there with you and your son…I can’t think of anything better!

    December 4, 2013 at 3:47 am

    • Thank you, James…and I truly cherish every time that I’m out there…I know you’d have a wonderful time…and be great company, too. 🙂

      December 7, 2013 at 6:43 am

  7. These are all heavenly, but my favorite is the snowy creek with overhanging branches.

    December 4, 2013 at 4:34 pm

    • Thank you, Gunta…”heavenly.” I like that. 🙂 And the snowy creek photo was taken within less than five minutes from the trail-head…it’s an easy place to reach, even with the little ones. And yes, there is something so very compelling about the snow-covered branches hanging over the rushing and snowy stream…it is truly one of my favorite sights out there.

      December 7, 2013 at 6:46 am

  8. Once more it’s the aspen trees that have it for me. A truly beautiful image among many Scott.

    December 5, 2013 at 12:20 am

    • I’ve noticed that you have quite an affinity for them, Adrian…so happy to share them with you. 🙂

      December 7, 2013 at 6:47 am

  9. Very nice . . . I really should get out more in the Winter.

    December 6, 2013 at 10:59 am

    • Thank you, Emilio…and you’re missing a treasure by not being out there. I’d love to see some of your photos of snowy Colorado…. 🙂

      December 7, 2013 at 6:48 am

  10. Wonderful!!

    December 7, 2013 at 7:44 am

    • Yes, it certainly was…thank you.

      December 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

  11. Outstanding Scott! i like the juxtaposition of near & far views.

    December 7, 2013 at 1:03 pm

    • Thank you, Lynn.

      December 9, 2013 at 6:53 am

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