Skip to main content

Tagged With "mountain"

Comment

Re: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

DrFumblefinger ·
It's a great many years since my wife and I went to Slovenia and then it was for only a few days. Your article inspires me to think about returning there. Lovely scenery.
Comment

Re: Free Things to do in Phoenix, Arizona

Samantha ·
Never knew there was so much free stuff to do in Phoenix. Seems like you could spent the better part of a week seeing and doing things without paying one admission fee. Thanks for sharing these, Samantha.
Comment

Re: July 9, 2017: Mountain Blue Birds

Pierre Renault ·
Excellent photography and photographer!!
Comment

Re: Ancients in the White Mountains: Searching for Methuselah

Guest ·
The search for the oldest tree in the world! That's quite an adventure, Tim! Thanks for sharing.
Comment

Re: Ancients in the White Mountains: Searching for Methuselah

Guest ·
Incredible Tim! Welcome to TG. I hope we see a lot more from you in the future!
Comment

Re: The Samariá Gorge, Crete

Ian Cook ·
Looks like a wonderful walk, but in the hot weather very challenging!
Comment

Re: October 27, 2016: Bull Elk, Banff National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
What a magnificent animal!!
Comment

Re: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Canmore

DrFumblefinger ·
Beautiful setting - and you qualify for a free pizza next time you go. ;-)
Comment

Re: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Canmore

DrFumblefinger ·
This was one of out favorite places when I lived in Canmore in 2004-5. Glad to see it is still going strong.
Comment

Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
A fascinating piece Dr. F!! Great photos too, I can see why you like it so much.
Comment

Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand.
Comment

Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
I think it would be hard to find another place that size with so many different—and fascinating—attractions in it and near by!
Comment

Re: Missoula, Montana — Home of Grizzlies

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PortMoresby: I like this one because it reminds me of a time when my son was a naval fire fighter and was talking about becoming a smoke jumper after he was discharged. He changed his mind, something for which I'll be forever grateful. Read 'Young Men and Fire', by Norman Maclean and understand. Those smokejumpers are amazing! Absolutely fearless. When everyone's running away from a fire, they're jumping from planes to run toward it. Another good fictional book is the...
Comment

Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
Comment

Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier(L) and Mt. St. Helens (R background). Washington state

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
Comment

Re: Sunrise over Mt. Rainier, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
This is MY kind of Thanksgiving image. Thnx
Comment

Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Quite an extensive piece of work DrF. Very interesting. And a pleasure to read. Is the site still hot below ground ? I've visited a few volcanos and climbed the crater. But knowing its been dormant for so long doesn't inspire me to overstay my welcome !
Comment

Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for reading the piece and for your comment, GarryRF! The "Yellowstone" hot spot has migrated over the past thousands of years from eastern Oregon, across southern Idaho and now sits right under Yellowstone National Park. Actually the hot spot hasn't move at all, the earth's places move away from the hot spot, but it's just another way of thinking about it. I'd be careful about being around an active volcano but don't mind hanging around places like this or much of the Hawaiian...
Comment

Re: Idaho's Craters of the Moon National Monument

DrFumblefinger ·
Yellowstone National Park has over 500 Geyser's - so I guess that counts as a "Hot Spot" (I just Googled it) I remember the smell of sulphur being one of the giveaways to a live site so I'll sniff my way about! Thanks for the info DrF.
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
I agree it's a spectacular sight not to be missed and that there's more to Greenland that just the ice sheet. 2014 will see me on my 7th month-long visit in the last 9 years. I will again hike alone from Sisimiut on the west coast to a location north east of Kangerlussuaq (something like 110 - 120 miles) and then join colleagues doing wild goose research. By all means aim to set foot on the ground there and enjoy camping in the remote arctic landscape - being alone out there is a unique...
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by DrFumblefinger: The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too. If you look at the rate of retreat of Sermeq kujalleq, 2012's big thaw and recent GRACE satellite data analysis on mass loss, I think warming is the last...
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
Exactly the sort of thing that I am talking about on this other thread Please Don't Shut the Shade ! The view out the window beats the movie, every time.
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
Thank you for your comment, voyager. I shut the shade if it's clouded over, but I still peak form time to time. I shut the shade when we're over the ocean or if it's dark outside. But if the flight is over a scenic place, I like to study the geography and try to figure out where I am. It's interesting, often beautiful, and I enjoy it.
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
Dark is not the end of the show. I have seen streaking meteors flash in view. There have been times when I could see a part of the Milky Way or had a view of the Big Dipper. Over the ocean, I have seen flotillas of fishing boats off of places like Newfoundland. Even at night, you can see the lights of the boats bobbing. Once, I even saw a pod of whales in the channel off of Molokai. I peek every chance that I get. You never know what you will see.
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
The Vikings were the first to live in Greenland - they described it as a "Green and pleasant land - with pastures and animals" Maybe when we get some serious Global Warming we'll all go back with our Cameras and the latest Frommers' Guide .... Greenland - Land of the Surfers and the 24 Hour Sun
Comment

Re: Greenland from six miles high!

DrFumblefinger ·
The world's climate has a history of change. Ice ages have come and gone. Who knows what tomorrow's weather will be, much less next century's? But I do know the folks in Greenland would appreciate a little warming there. As I look out at the snow in my backyard today, Canada could use a little, too.
Comment

Re: Paine Massif, Torres Del Paine, Chile

DrFumblefinger ·
I've been looking at this mountain repeatedly since returning. It may be the most unusually shaped mountain in the world. But hauntingly beautiful!
Comment

Re: Fitzroy Massif, El Chalten, Argentina. One of the most dramatic granite peaks in the world

DrFumblefinger ·
Could have fooled me! Looks like that one in the Rockies that was in the Gumbo puzzle...
Comment

Re: Fitzroy Massif, El Chalten, Argentina. One of the most dramatic granite peaks in the world

DrFumblefinger ·
We're going to have to educate you about mountains, PHeymont. This is a spire of granite. The other was a pyramidal mountain made of limestone. But both are beautiful!
Comment

Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
so vintage and classy, must be expensive
Comment

Re: Cape Grace Hotel, Cape Town, South Africa

DrFumblefinger ·
It was part of a package that included safaris in Botswana and travel to Victoria Falls, so I'm not aware of the line item expense but the package was expensive. But it was a remarkable experience, Andredeya. I usually stay in "average" places but once in a while it's nice to pamper yourself. The Cape Grace will definitely pamper you More info on Cape Town HERE . A Daytrip from Cape Town HERE .
Comment

Re: Glacier National Park, Montana

DrFumblefinger ·
One of my favorite parks so far has been Yosemite. Glacier looks pretty amazing. It will definitely get added to the list of must sees.
Comment

Re: Twin Falls, Yoho National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Your photos are glorious!! I really enjoyed this post abut Twin Falls in Yoho National Park!!
Comment

Re: All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Samantha ·
Great trip through some remarkable scenery! Likely as much fun as it seems to be!
Comment

Re: All Aboard the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad

Samantha ·
One of my biggest regrets of my Colorado road trip of a few years ago was deciding we didn't have time for the Durango and Silverton...and you just reminded me why I regret it! Great story!
Comment

Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

Travelling Buzz ·
Hi, I agree entirely, this monastery is very well worth visiting. I don't think you mentioned the cross inside with exquisitely carved very tiny figures all over it. I heard much of it was carved with a needle and Rila went blind while doing it. Whether I was told the truth or not, it is an amazing example of dedication, patience and devotion to your task ).
Comment

Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

Travelling Buzz ·
The striped pattern an archways remind me of what you see in the Mezquita in Cordoba, Spain. In Cordoba, the earlier portions get their color from different colors of stone, and the later ones were painted. Which way is it at Rila? Thanks for the view!
Comment

Re: View of the Flatirons, near Boulder, Colorado.

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for sharing my favorite part of Boulder! I loved Chautauqua Park at the base of the Flatirons The hiking trails can be pretty challenging but they are great. Summer is a great time to visit https://bouldercolorado.gov/parks-rec/chautauqua-park
Comment

Re: Rila Monastery: The Gem of Bulgaria

Travelling Buzz ·
I had never heard of this place before. It's beautiful. I do hope that one day I will be able to visit it. Thanks for sharing these great photos.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2014: Fall colors in the Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
Stunning. Need to visit there some Autumn.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 29, 2014: Fall colors in the Rockies

DrFumblefinger ·
Yes, HistoryDigger. A well traveled person like you should see fall in the Rockies sometime. It's really a very beautiful experience.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 23, 2014: A drive through the Alberta Rockies

Dr.Y ·
Great pics. The Jasper-Banff trip along the parkway is just spectacular. One of my favorites.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, September 23, 2014: A drive through the Alberta Rockies

Dr.Y ·
I think it's one of the greatest drives in the world! Some beautiful images of a beautiful road trip.
Comment

Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
The place looks great! Isn't this the place where the photo of the famous Beer Guy was taken?
Comment

Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Close, Rob, but not quite. The Beer guy was frequenting the local pizza joint. But he was ready for some Grizzly Paw, which everyone in town serves.
Comment

Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
When I lived in Canmore, The Paw was one of my favorite places along with Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. I watched the Grey Cup at the Grizzly Paw.
Comment

Re: Grizzly Paw Brewery and Restaurant, Canmore, Alberta

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, Jonathan. This would be a good place to watch the Grey Cup. For non-Canadians, that's the Canadian Football league's equivalent to the Superbowl, but with perhaps 1% of the popularity of the Superbowl. Football is not a big sport in Canada. Here it's all about Hockey! Hockey in Canada is about as popular as football and baseball combined in the USA.
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
Beautiful and unspoilt - is this part of Canada as big as it looks? Do the city folks come here to get back to nature ? Looks like camping heaven - but does it have any wildlife that likes human blood? Could it be too good to be true ? Great pix - worthy of a Gumbo Calendar Dr.Y !!
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
Hi GarryRF, Yes, this part of the world includes vaste stretches of wilderness. Lots and lots of unspoiled mountains, valleys, forests, rivers and lakes. It is only an hour's drive from west Calgary, so lots of those of us who live here spend our weekends in the Rockies. Much like those in Denver. Camping is wonderful in the summertime, as the weather is mild and the days very long. It's also great to hike here at that time. Camping in the winter is only for the brave of heart. You need to...
Comment

Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, November 25, 2014: Fall colors at Upper Kananaskis Lake, Alberta

Dr.Y ·
Great views, and especially the pictures where the lines of color so clearly mark the changes in altitude and what is growing there...
 
×
×
×
×