Sometime back in the mid-seventies I was sitting on top of 11,400 foot Mount Baldy in Arizona with a friend enjoying the view after our long hike up when a small group of Boy Scouts and their leader arrived. After sitting there for a while the leader said to his scouts “the higher I get, the higher I get,” a double entendre that still generates quite a chuckle. These days, I don’t often get as high as I did back then, but I did get out hiking the other day and enjoyed the spectacular views from the heights of 10,200 foot Mount Blackmore near Bozeman.
July 16, 2015
The view across Jenny Lake in the Tetons. This one definitely violates my “no more recognizable Teton images” vow, but I was really most interested in the sun reflecting on the water; the mountains just happened to get in the way, sort of a geological photo-bomb you might say.