Thursday, February 25, 2010

SkyWatch--Skies Over Two States

Visit the SkyWatch site to see beautiful skies from around the world.    The skies couldn't make up their minds what to do the day we hiked into Hurricane Creek Road near Joseph, Oregon. Our intention was to snowshoe up this trail into the Eagle Cap Wilderness. If we had driven to the campground, we could have started that hike. But because of conditions, we parked on a turnout much farther down the road and hiked up the road (uphill) to the campground.  By the time we got there, we were ready for a rest and to eat our lunch. We decided to make the Eagle Peak hike another time, either on the snowshoes or in the fall as a hike.
After hiking back down the road, we chained up to travel safely down to where it was plowed. When we stopped to remove the chains, we could see clear to Idaho's skies.

10 comments:

J Bar said...

Great nature shots.
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Paulie said...

Pretty interesting . . . and more snow too! This seems to be the only way I will get any snow this year. I had never heard of this place -- guess we usually went "east" on our camping and rock hunting trips when I lived in Idaho.

Sylvia K said...

Marvelous captures! That is such a gorgeous area! And the skies are beautiful! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Sylvia

Marites said...

really beautiful shots you got there..my fave is the last one. pretty! My skywatch is here.

Laura Hegfield said...

All are lovely photos, but that last one just takes my breath away.

Brit Gal Sarah said...

Wow what a totally stunning view that last picture is, just breathtaking. Very snowy there, mind you we all seem to be snowbound!

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~Cheryl said...

Wonderful photos! Those trees are marvelous! How fun to be able to take a peek at Idaho! :)

Mary said...

wow...love that last shot! You still have plenty of snow in the mountians.

katney said...

Plenty of snow in the mountains. Mind you, the nearby towns are above 4,000 feet elevation. So some snow was no big surprise.

Kcalpesh said...

The place you live in is absolutely beautiful! Lovely captures!

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