Thursday, June 17, 2021

Views from the Boy Scout Trail

 

No words... just views.









Silhouette of an exhausted hiker!



All uphill to reach these views. 1547' to be exact.
Oh my aching joints! But definitely worth it.
 
Linking with Skywatch Friday.
Thanks for stopping by!!

50 comments:

  1. another walk with beautiful views - I do love going along with you.

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  2. ...I was a Boy Scout and I must say that our trails were a piece of cake compared to this! And I never knew that you were so tall! Thanks for taking me on another of your adventures, I hope that we can do it again.

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  3. The Boy Scout Trail is probably about my speed. Looks like it has good scenery, too.

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  4. That's quite a climb! Your photo of the exhausted hiker is great.

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  5. Beautiful shots and something rare on your outings. A proper identifiable trail. I didn't think you used trails!!!

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  6. Nice to see some life on else barren landscape. Btw; you have very long legs. Does anybody ever told you that? :)

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  7. As always good shots. Loved the loooonnngg shadow... Good ONE!
    Sherry and Jack out in NC

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  8. Love the capture with the purple flowers. So unexpected! And the 2nd photo after that - somehow the vertical lines reminded me of rocks in Utah! The long shadow must be the lone ranger, haha. Sorry for suddenly disappearing. I had editing issues at my old blog - the page where you make the post kept coming up blank. Support said, do this, do that. Then, oh don't delete your blog, it may just be another browser, why don't you try chrome? I thought, I don't have time for this, so I deleted my blog and informed them afterwards:):) My old apple refused to cooperate from the beginning when the block editor became the default. Hubby started talking about a newer computer, what system do you want? So, now I'm slowly learning Windows 10:) Have a great weekend!

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  9. And Montana likes to call itself Big Sky country!!! Gorgeous sky shots. But the silhouette picture is my favorite!

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  10. Stunning pics.
    Have a nice weekend.

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  11. Your pictures are true inspiration

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  12. Another fine post---- be careful of the heat! We're expecting 95 on Monday, and that's pretty unusual for this part of the world.

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  13. Love all of the photos, the views in person must have been amazing!

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  14. this desert is an inexhaustible source of amazement and surprise. And above all, an ever-renewed source of inspiration. And for us a perpetual variation on beauty

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  16. Great shots all around again.

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  17. 1547' of uphill - no wonder you have no breath left for words! It always astonishes me that you find plants, let alone flowers, growing in such terrain.

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  18. What a wonderful trail is this :-) I'm sure you enjoyed your walk.

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  19. Stunning shots of the surroundings and terrain. I love to see it from your perspective.


    Have a wonderful weekend!

    Alexander
    .:: Alex's World! ::. - https://alex.kakinang.com

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  20. Always wonderful photography here and such a beautiful place ~ thanks Xo

    Live in the moment,

    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  21. I like to think I'd survive this trail if I stayed on the trail lol but my virtual trips will be a fine substitute. I'm less adventurous in real life.

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  22. Greetings and Salutations! Isn't it amazing how flowers can grow helter skelter even in the desert in a boulder? Your images are all beyond excellent. I admire your adventurous spirit!

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  23. What amazing scenery and great sky shots from there too!

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  24. Gorgeous pictures, as always. I praticularly like the brave flower that found a place to grow in the desert. There are no flowers here this spring, but I when I opened my gate the other day, I saw a tiny yellow one growing in the sand of my road. Just one.

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  25. Words weren't necessary. I put myself on that trail (in my imagination) and it took my breath away. The wildflower shot and the clouds were just icing on the rocky cake!

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  26. Dearest Peter,
    Wow that grade of 10.5% and the rest of it sure worked on your joints!
    We both manage two mean hills of 10.9& and 9.6% right after another and that on our bikes. It sure teaches you to use the lower gear and to keep peddling... But it is worth it and your photos are spectacular!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  27. Esos grandes paisajes, con sus enormes piedras, me llaman mucho la atención.

    Me ha gustado mucho la finalización de tu reportaje, con el autorretrato de tu sombra alargada en el camino.

    Besos

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  28. How I missed seeing your wonderful photos.

    Worth a Thousand Words

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  29. Flipping Gorgeous There Brother Parts - Your Eye Is Amazing - These Photos Jump - Dig The Silhouette As Well - Happy Fathers Day Weekend

    Cheers

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  30. You must be so fit! I think those little purple flowers are what we call icicle plants and it almost looks like cabbage trees there?

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  31. lol,but yes, definitely worth it.

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  32. No words needed the pictures speak for them selves. Stunning

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  33. Great views from your hike. Beautiful sky and rock formation and nice wild flowers too. That was a wonderful long shadow of you. Happy Father's Day!

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  34. It must be so cool to see those wildflowers among all that brown.

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  35. We usually hike in shady hills or mountains. This trail looks HOT! Wonder what the temperature was, and how do you keep cool?

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    1. Yes, it can get very hot. Best to avoid this hike (and most desert hikes) in the summer. You must pace yourself and carry LOTS of water.

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  36. Fabulous views SPP, but now I'm intrigued to know why it's called the Boy Scout Trail?

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    1. That's a great question. Short answer is I don't know. I've always assumed that, back in the day, Scouts could perhaps earn a badge for helping to build and/or maintain trails. But that's just a guess. I do know there are other "Boy Scout Trails" in different parts of the US. I'll have to ask around and see what I can find out!

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  37. Your charts are better than a thousand words. Quite an accomplishment and wonderful images. I love the skies and such varied rock formations. The centerpiece Joshua tree is spectacular.

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  38. Great shadow shot! You are taller than a mesa. Great hike too.

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  39. A very interesting hike! I also wondered why it had the name Boy Scout Trail and saw your reply above. I loved seeing the wildflowers growing in the desert--always amazing to see that in such a hot and dry place-- and your long shadow shot is fun!

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  40. Breathtaking in more than one way! So beautiful.

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