Desolation Trail Memories

I can’t assume that it’s a body memory, as my body only made this particular venture once, exactly two years ago this weekend, although I had been on various parts of the trail several times over the years, but this occasion, this hike, has been floating around in my mind for the past few weeks and I decided to take a look at the photos again. Β I won’t present an entire gallery or series of images as I did after taking the hike, but I will share a couple of photographs that I find to be particularly appealing and representative of the beauty of the region.

Desolation Trail Wildflowers 2013

The above image is but a fragment of what must have been acres and acres of wildflowers that were covering the south and western facing slope of Mount Raymond. Β When I was sitting in the saddle of the mountains in the below image, the deeper cup shaped spot to the left of the highest points (the Twin Peaks), one week later, I could still visualize the yellow blanket of wonderfulness that I was standing beside as I made these two photos…even though I was probably six or more miles away.

Broads Fork Twin Peaks over Desolation Trail wildflowers

Thank you for visiting and sharing some sweet memories with me….

16 responses

  1. Utterly beautiful filled with bittersweet memories?

    July 11, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    • Absolutely, Gunta….hard to smile sometimes with a lump in your throat….but yes, such memories….

      July 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

  2. It just doesn’t get any prettier than that!

    July 11, 2015 at 2:40 pm

    • I agree completely, Terry!!

      July 14, 2015 at 8:31 pm

  3. That’s a place that is worth revisiting. Just its name would make me want to go back!

    July 11, 2015 at 2:48 pm

    • Yes, indeed, Allen….the trail goes from one end of the canyon to the other and meets up with Lake Desolation near the end. I’ve been there a few times and it was mostly un-peopled…especially in late January when the snow was hip-deep at some points……

      July 14, 2015 at 8:36 pm

  4. You did such a wonderful job of capturing the joy of summer hiking in the mountains…

    July 11, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    • Thank you very much, Charlie….it’s a place of treasured memories.

      July 14, 2015 at 8:37 pm

  5. Caleb

    I’m pretty sure my body still remembers this hike too….fond memories and a lot of pain πŸ™‚

    July 11, 2015 at 7:55 pm

    • But you had a good time anyway, didn’t you? And do you remember that icy-cold water at the spring…how refreshing it was? πŸ™‚

      July 14, 2015 at 8:38 pm

  6. When an image can take you back to a precise place and time, you have done your job as the artist/photographer. Lovely images.

    July 12, 2015 at 2:58 am

    • Thank you, Laura…these are some treasured photos, for sure. πŸ™‚

      July 14, 2015 at 8:39 pm

  7. So beautiful Scott!

    July 12, 2015 at 3:40 am

  8. Beautiful images. Such a wonderful array of Wildflowers. Looks like an amazing – and very special – place.

    July 13, 2015 at 5:12 am

    • So very special, Meanderer…..thank you. πŸ™‚

      July 14, 2015 at 8:40 pm

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