Tagged With "mountain"

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Re: Lake Bohinj, Slovenia

Professorabe ·
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.
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Re: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Canmore

Professorabe ·
Beautiful setting - and you qualify for a free pizza next time you go. ;-)
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Re: Rocky Mountain Flatbread Company, Canmore

Jonathan L ·
This was one of out favorite places when I lived in Canmore in 2004-5. Glad to see it is still going strong.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

PHeymont ·
The intensity of those colors is astonishing...even in pictures! Thank you!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Former Member ·
Oh my, I had no idea that this existed. Makes me happy to have eyes. Thank you.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Thanks Paul and Louie for your comments. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Yes, my family did have jaw cramping for a while after visiting that place
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Theodore Behr ·
That place reminds me of Carlsbad caves in New Mexico. It's beautiful! I like how the guy in the bottom right (white shirt) gives you an idea of how big it is. Wonder which one is bigger? Carlsbad or this one?
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Dec. 10, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Thanks Theo for your comment. That was exactly the intention to include a person in the picture Have not been in Carlsbad caves yet, perhaps should be added to the next destination list. The mountain pinnacles in Zhangjiajie stretch mils and mils, kind like Yellowstone. I was told the underneath cave system is the same. However, only a small fraction is explored and even smaller ones are currently open for visitors.
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

Travel Luver ·
Never been anywhere in Nevada except Vegas. Didn't know they had beautiful places like this. Can you get there from Vegas as a day trip? Was it hot?
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Well, for a start, make sure you visit Reno, Travel Luver. It's a much small town than Vegas but still has all the casinos, restaurants, etc that you'd expect from a Nevada City. From here it's easy to do a day trip to Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountains, or down to Carson City. Reno is actually the closest major city to Great Basin National Park, say about a 3-4 hour drive. Vegas is 6-7 hour drive away. Salt Lake City is closer to Great Basin than Vegas. But you really can't do it as...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

PortMoresby ·
A friend who was a park planner for the National Park Service said his favorite park was Big Bend in Texas. He's a lover of desert landscapes, wide-open spaces and, in the case of this park too, almost no visitors. Another orphan, no doubt. http://www.nps.gov/bibe/index.htm
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the note, PortMoresby. I've visited a lot of the US parks, but Big Bend is still on my "to do" list. They do white water rafting trips there, which appeals to me. One of the things that a lot of folks enjoy about these "orphans" is that they are so sparsely peopled, with few tourists. I think the US Parks system is the USA's biggest tourist asset. I'm certainly a huge fan. Seems whenever I'm in a US Park, more German is spoken than English. The German folks certainly are aware of...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

PHeymont ·
The comments on "orphan parks" made for some interesting thoughts. How do we (as a society) choose what to save for parks? When you consider urban parkland, the point is obvious: people who have no land of their own need areas for public recreation. In other cases, individuals with wealth and influence have created parks in areas important to them personally (think of Acadia and the Rockefellers, Palisades Interstate Park and Morgan partners). But setting aside and maintaining areas like...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

PortMoresby ·
Pheymont, you speak as if budget cuts are in the future when in fact the Park Service has been functioning with less and less for years now. The Service has a mission to which they're dedicated but less funding has meant "deferred" maintenance on buildings, trails, you name it. And when features of a park are deemed unsafe or there isn't personnel to oversee visitors then parts are closed. I've experienced that myself recently when a trail I've visited in years past was closed. I have no...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Costs for the existing parks is mostly maintenance and salary. In the face of a broke federal government, I would favor increased user fees. $10-20 for a family to visit a national park for a week is the greatest bargain out there. People who love the parks would happily pay twice as much and I don't think the extra cost would be a deterent. Also, it's reasonable for those with concessions to pay up more than they are. They are given a monopoly and some of those profits should go back to the...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

PHeymont ·
No, I'm painfully aware of the past and present cuts...but I see more ahead. My concern is that there are loud voices (my own included) to speak out against cuts to parks that have a big "fan base," including Gateway here in the NY area. Because so many speak out for those parks, I fear that NPS will increasingly "hide the damage" by even more drastic cuts to others--perhaps even outright abandonment. And that's not so far-fetched an idea. For some 20 or more years here in New York, Prospect...
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Re: A visit to Great Basin National Park

DrFumblefinger ·
PHeymont, I don't believe we disagree. I think the problem is that the park system relies on "federal handouts" and when a government is broke, there's less to hand out. As I said, I sort of favor them being self-funded by their user and concession fees. That's a lot of money already (if it was all kept in the parks) and people would be willing to pay more IF they knew the money stayed in the parks and didn't get diverted back into the Washington's general budget. Orphan parks would be...
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Re: Frozen lake and snow, Cascade Mountains, Washington

DrFumblefinger ·
Taken from the plane window this morning as I was flying into and out of Seattle.
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Re: Frozen lake and snow, Cascade Mountains, Washington

TravelandNature ·
Exactly ! The view out of the window beats the in-flight movie every time. See the TravelGumbo discussion: Please Don't Shut the Shade !
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

FlashFlyer ·
I haven't seen Avatar (yes, some of us haven't!) but the switchbacked road and the arch at the head of the stairs made me think of another movie: Shangri-la...
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

DrFumblefinger ·
What a beautiful and magical place! It is like something out of a storybook or film, isn't it? Thanks for sharing this destination with us.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Theodore Behr ·
Avatar was one of my favorite movies! Now I've another reason to go to China (besides the awesome food!)
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Travel Rob ·
Wow! I must go.My favorite Picture of the Day yet!
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Dr.Y ·
Glad you guys liked the pictures. Indeed, this place impressed us a great deal. Like Karl said it’s like something unreal. Stay tuned, in part II, I will show you what underneath those mountain pinnacles.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, Nov. 26, 2013: Zhangjiajie National Park, China

Former Member ·
Like ! the picture of the hairpin turns. That is my kind of road. The picture of Heaven's Gate is very special. thank you
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

PHeymont ·
Great pictures, and great memories. This was our favorite part of Hawaii...especially the "end of the road" where the park highway suddenly comes to an end against a pile of lava from a few years ago. It's a big tourist attraction, yes, but it seemed much less so than many other places on the islands.
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Re: The Big Island of Hawaii (Part 1). Volcanoes Park

DrFumblefinger ·
Thanks for the comment, PHeymont. It's a great destination partially because the tourist industry can't control it. The volcano will do what it wants and as the flow of lava over the road reminds us, we have little power to stop it.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

Former Member ·
Hehe thank you for the praises i'm so proud Beautful mountains by the way
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

Jonathan L ·
It is beautiful. I thought it was Lake Louise.
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Re: Where Gumbo Was #13. Mount Assiniboine Provincial Park, British Columbia

DrFumblefinger ·
Similar, but different. Some photos of Lake Louise and the Plain of Six Glaciers hike, one of my favorites.
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

Travel Rob ·
Thank you for the great photos! I've taken the Interstate many times and it is indeed very scenic.The weather can change rapidly so your precautions people should take note of. Also make sure your car is in tip top shape. The Rockies are a tough climb and I've personally had a transmission go out on me on the journey.
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

PHeymont ·
Although the car's a bit newer, that first picture is a perfect 50s postcard...
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Re: Gallery: Grand Army of the Republic Highway. One of the Most Scenic Road Trips in America!

PortMoresby ·
I've always loved the part clouds play in the landscapes of the Southwest. You've got some good ones, DrF...thanks.
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Re: Patagonia's Perito Moreno Glacier, Argentina

Travel Rob ·
Spectacular!
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Re: Banff National Park: Hiking Johnson Lake

PHeymont ·
Fascinating to see that a hike in such rugged scenery can actually be an easy walk! There must be many more like that, that compare to a serious city walk and not to mountain-climbing. Good!
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Re: Curious Cattle

PHeymont ·
Very cute cattle...wonder what they were thinking!
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Re: Curious Cattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Originally Posted by PHeymont: Very cute cattle...wonder what they were thinking! Same thing I likely was..... "I wonder what HE tastes like?"
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Re: Curious Cattle

GarryRF ·
Monday this week was a public holiday (UK) so I went off in search of new lambs being born in the local farms. No lambs yet - but the Aberdeen Angus family were having a family day ! Had to wait for an hour before the young Angus got to his feet.
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Re: Curious Cattle

DrFumblefinger ·
Excellent pic, Garry! Believe that's the first time we've shown a photo with an umbilical cord in it on TravelGumbo. Presume mother and child both did well....
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Re: Curious Cattle

GarryRF ·
I'll keep you posted ! You make it sound like POD material - but I'll refrain. Would make a good series though .. From Birth to Burger !
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Re: Nepal's Sherpas help rebuild Norway hiking paths

Travel Rob ·
Last Summer we went for a little hike to view Kragero in Norway and the path had a sign on it that it was built by Sherpas, which we really thought was cool. I'm glad to know the rest of the story !
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Re: Krimml Waterfall, Austria

Samantha ·
I absolutely love waterfalls and this one looks amazing. Hope to get to see it some day soon. Thanks so much for sharing.
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Re: Feb. 28, 2016: Torres del Paine – Trekking The "W“

Marilyn Jones ·
So gloriously beautiful!!!
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Re: Feb. 28, 2016: Torres del Paine – Trekking The "W“

Grand Escapades ·
Yes, Torres del Paine is definitely one of the most stunning National Parks of South America... A great place for photographers!
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Re: Feb. 28, 2016: Torres del Paine – Trekking The "W“

Ashley Ross ·
Really, Torres Del Paine one of the most famous national parks in the world, could become one of the best experiences in Chile. The famous W Trek in Torres Del Paine is the perfect destination for the adventurous traveller. I have almost finished 1 month trip in Chile with my family by the help of chiletourpatagonia.com . Really this place is so beautiful and attractive that was beyond my expectation. It was a memorable and adventures tour for us. It is a one of the best place for photographer.
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 24, 2015: Where is Apache Trail??

GarryRF ·
The only things missing from those pix is Marty McFly and Doc Brown! "Back to the Future"
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Re: Gumbo's Pic of the Day, February 24, 2015: Where is Apache Trail??

Marilyn Jones ·
Beautiful photos!! Arizona is such a fantastic getaway destination during the winter!
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Re: December 2, 2015: Wagon at Piney Lake

Marilyn Jones ·
Fantastic still life!!!
 
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