Tag: hiking

Feb 22, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Buachaille

Picture of the Day: The Buachaille

THE BUACHAILLE Photograph by JAMES ROSS Website | Blog | 500px | Prints available In this beautiful capture by James Ross, we see the famous Buachaille Etive Mòr (also known as The Buachaille or The Beuckle). The mountain is located at the head of Glen Etive in the Highlands of Scotland. Its…

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Feb 3, 2014

Lake Superior’s Elusive Ice Caves Accessible for First Time in 5 Years

Lake Superior’s Elusive Ice Caves Accessible for First Time in 5 Years

For the first time in five years, the ice caves on Lake Superior’s Apostle Islands are accessible, as the temperatures have dropped enough to freeze the surface and allow visitors to hike across the frozen water to the elusive caves. Prior to the big freeze, waves splashed across the cliffs of the islands leaving…

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Jan 27, 2014

Picture of the Day: Skogafoss, Iceland

Picture of the Day: Skogafoss, Iceland

SKÓGAFOSS, ICELAND Photograph by STIAN KLO Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | 500px Skógafoss is one of the most famous (and visited) waterfalls in Iceland. Photographer Stian Klo (featured previously) says he had seen thousands of pictures from this iconic location and really wanted to try to get a ‘fresh’ angle of…

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Jan 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: A Natural Viewfinder

Picture of the Day: A Natural Viewfinder

A NATURAL VIEWFINDER Photograph by John Fowler | lumenetic.com At the Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument in Southern Utah you will find this impressive alcove at the end of the Jacob Hamblin Arch in Coyote Gulch. While you can experience Coyote Gulch as a day-hike, many choose to spend 2-4 nights backpacking…

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Dec 9, 2013

Picture of the Day: Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia

Picture of the Day: Meskendir Valley, Cappadocia

MESKENDIR VALLEY, CAPPADOCIA Photograph by Benh Lieu Song In this breathtaking photograph by Benh Lieu Song we see an aerial view of the Meskendir valley (and Gorëme in the far back part), in Cappadocia, central Turkey, where hot air balloon tours and trekking are quite popular. Cappadocia lies in eastern Anatolia, in…

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Dec 4, 2013

Picture of the Day: Mountain Shadows

Picture of the Day: Mountain Shadows

MOUNTAIN SHADOWS Photograph by SCOTT HOTALING Website | Flickr | Facebook | Prints available Seen here is the triangular shadow cast by Mount Hood in northern Oregon, USA. The photo was taken by Scott Hotaling who made the ascent from the south side during pre-dawn hours. As for why a jagged mountain…

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Dec 3, 2013

Picture of the Day: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

Picture of the Day: Seljalandsfoss, Iceland

SELJALANDSFOSS, ICELAND Photograph by Howard Ignatius Seljalandsfoss is located between Selfoss and Skogafoss on the Southern Ring Road (Iceland’s main highway) down to Vik. The picturesque waterfall plummets 60 m (200 ft) to a deep pool below. Visitors can even hike around the pool to the back of the falls for a…

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