Route 82 Bridge from the Towpath
As I get ready to head into the mountains, my mind drifts to warmer days in the desert.. I love exploring the sandstone playground.
I sat at the hill opposite to Kumbhalgarh Fort. The cool breeze evaporated the sweet on my face that was the result of the 5km trek to this wild heaven. The sun was high up in the sky and the rays glistened on the majestic walls of the architectural marvel I was gazing at. The state of Rajasthan probably offers the most eclectic palate of joys than any other place in the world. I was experiencing the presence of a forest as well as human co-existence with it. The first thought I got while looking at this gigantic example of medieval engineering, I began to wonder how was this even possible in the era of bullock carts and elephants. Built on a massive hill which is difficult to scale even in a motor car, how could one possibly transport the raw material required to build a palace for hundreds of men without such technology we cherish today. But here it is in plain sight, India’s 2nd largest fort dominating the hill. Things like these make me aware of the power and ability of will. Nothing is impossible. If you decide to do it, you can DO it, no matter what.
I began to question the existence of gadgets invented to satiate the human desires using modern day science, when simply laying on my back and observing the beauty of nature in the midst of a forest is the most soothing thing one can experience. But who am I to question that, I myself brought my entire Photography kit to capture this surreal view to add it to my landscpae photography archive. I waited for the sun to set and let the sky dive into a flurry of colours for my perfect frame. Rajasthan, changes it’s colours like a painter's pallate where the weather plays with the hues of Green, Yellow, and Orange.
One thing I’m sure of is that I can never get satisfied from this place. I’ll keep on coming to this place unless I see every shade of colour nature can drop in front of my eyes. Whilst I was waiting for the Sunset, I sat on a black rock that was finely sculpted by the fiercest force of nature - Water. The wind provided the best ambience by rustling through the leaves and emitting a melody that pleased my hearing senses.
This time probably was the best time to ponder over the realities and
The original plan was to explore some of Utah’s state parks, but then we realized Zion was only another hour away, so......
During my decades of travel across southeast Utah, I have come to know this country in all seasons. Muted midwinter light rests gently on the mesas, the red rock landscape subdued with a dusting of snow. The brilliant sunlight of midsummer intensifies the harshness of the landscape, its ruggedness revealed in jagged shadow. The cracked earth and parched plants of a scorching July day are transformed in minutes by monsoon rains, releasing long dormant scents that are imprinted in my memory. .
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The Colossus of Clout. The size of this mammoth arch is truly...... “BIG”. ❄️
The evening before the labor day bridge walk.
It was snowy and super cloudy the day I got there, so I could not see the sunset. The next day, I could at least see the canyon but the sunrise sucked haha So i just did some quick snaps!
Going through the old photos on a Saturday night & found this one I’d forgotten about from a few years back... gotta get back to Montana again soon. Going-to-the-Sun Road, Glacier National Park, Montana.
Views of Lake McDonald never get old, do they? 💙
Lake Powell, Utah/Arizona 🚣♂️
I wish I could encapsulate in words how I felt at this moment, but maybe it’s better that I can’t.
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The route to Clements Mountain includes trail hiking, off trail scrambling, a sweet climbers trail, the north side traverse that scares some people and then a glorious walk to the summit. This photo by @glaciercountry
features a group that just passed the north side traverse. Great shot Chris and thanks for the #visitglacier
One of the coolest places I’ve watched a sunrise. I stood on top of a few rock outcroppings about as wide as a car...and 1,300+ feet in the air. It was a cold and windy morning, but the solitude and light made it worth it.