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#98895 - 06/30/08 01:58 PM Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008
phat Offline
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Gems thread got me thinking. Every so often on a trip I take one or two pics that just really
surpass what I can usually pull off. So I thought I'd start this thread..

Rules - gotta be taken by you, in the 2008 hiking season, on the trail. Should be better
than average <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

Stream and foliage, West Coast Trail, British Columbia, June 2008


Moss Covered Tree and old trail boardwalk, West Coast Trail, British Columbia, June 2008


Edited by phat (07/01/08 01:44 PM)
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#98896 - 06/30/08 03:07 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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#98897 - 06/30/08 04:08 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Frozen Savage Falls, Savage Gulf State Natural Area, Tennessee, January '08


Dusk, Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky, February '08


Bear Waller Gap Trail, Carthage, Tennessee, February '08


King Creek Falls, Foothills Trail, South Carolina, March '08


Thunderhead Ridge, Great Smoky Mountains NP, Tennessee, May '08


Appalachian Trail mist, GSMNP, Tennessee/NC border, May '08


More to come as this year's hikes unfold...
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#98898 - 06/30/08 06:06 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Oregon dunes - dune grass



This is 3 mile lake at Orygun dunes



And this I snapped at Fall River south of Bend on Sunday.

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#98899 - 07/01/08 06:36 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: Dondo]
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Loc: Colorado Rockies
Dondo,

Goose Creek?
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#98900 - 07/01/08 11:52 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Registered: 05/26/08
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Loc: bc/yukon border area
this is one of my fav's ,three of my buddies and snow.

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#98901 - 07/01/08 12:20 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Loc: California

What CPA's do on April 16th. On Snow Creek Trail, Yosemite NP


North Fork San Joaqin River


Rock Island Lake, Yosemite NP


Barney Lake, Hoover Wilderness


Wildcat Beach, Point Reys National Seashore

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#98902 - 07/01/08 05:00 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Here just one of my favorites taken this year.









Tom
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#98903 - 07/01/08 05:02 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: 12Step]
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Here's a couple more. Several of them I have converted in a sepia B&W photos. I think it brings out the sand stone.












Tom


Edited by 12Step (07/01/08 05:14 PM)
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#98904 - 07/01/08 05:12 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Loc: WA
Arches NP - April 2008.


Arches again.


Ford snowshoeing at Rainier.


On the Middle Fork Snoqualmie Trail in May.
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#98905 - 07/05/08 07:27 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Loc: Dallas, TX
Here's three pix from four days in RMNP. They should change the name to World HQ of the Elks Club. There's been an explosion of elk there in recent years. We saw them everywhere. Hundreds on the Tundreads (sic) of the high Trail Ridge Road and on the trail.


Male elk on the Trailridge Road, June 22, '08.


Bull elk and his posse at the trailhead of the Colorado River trail (on our hike to Little Yellowstone Canyon) below the Never Summer Mountains, June 23, 2008.


Female elk, collared, exhaling in the morning air on the Colorado River Trail heading for Lulu City, June 23, 2008.

First fotos taken with my new Canon XSi.
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#98906 - 07/05/08 01:20 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Loc: Victoria, BC, Canada
This is taken of me, not by me, but I think it falls within the spirit of the thread.

PCT spring '08 (photo by Potential 178)

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#98907 - 07/05/08 01:56 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Here are some pics I have recently taken of one of my favorite rugged trails I love to hike. It can be an ankle buster and the trails is known to have a good amount of Copperheads, but that's what makes it fun.











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#98908 - 07/05/08 03:20 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: Mattress]
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Yeah, that's an awesome shot mattress! love that one.

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#98909 - 07/05/08 07:19 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Loc: California
Mt Humphreys in the evening

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#98910 - 07/06/08 12:24 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Registered: 05/26/08
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Loc: bc/yukon border area
northern rockiesat,56,29,53nx122,42,19.w

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#98911 - 07/06/08 04:03 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Registered: 07/05/08
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Loc: Yakima, WA USA
Only pics taken this year so far..

Pete Lake, WA








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#98912 - 07/06/08 05:03 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
12Step Offline
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Some more pics from recent trips.









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#98913 - 07/07/08 01:00 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Registered: 10/05/05
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Loc: Lyon, France
GR 34, somewhere in Brittany, April 2008, between 2 rainshowers.
http://i166.photobucket.com/albums/u97/micolett/plage1.jpg

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#98914 - 07/07/08 10:31 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Loc: Menlo Park, CA/Sierra Nevada
Great thread idea, and some very cool pics!

Here's a couple of mine, I don't think I have any from 2008 without snow:
Sunset from Panther Gap in Sequoia National Park.

Fletcher Lake, Yosemite National Park
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#98915 - 07/07/08 12:08 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: trailblazer]
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Very nice shots, they might have to make an appearance on my exclusive desktop background rotation!
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#98916 - 07/08/08 06:36 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: Mattress]
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Good idea, I didn't think of that one. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/grin.gif" alt="" /> I am now going to steal all your pictures for my computer to rotate through. <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" /> <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/shocked.gif" alt="" />
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#98917 - 07/10/08 10:28 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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More photos from the last week and a half.

Gaping fir tree near Clingman's Dome, GSMNP


Sunrise from the kitchen deck of Icewater Springs Shelter


Vibrant shelf fungus, GSMNP


Sun breaking through rain clouds over North Carolina


Dragonfly in Big South Fork
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#98918 - 07/10/08 01:34 PM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: phat]
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Not the greatest picture, but I assume this is a type of salamander. I saw this little guy at Hansons Arch, an odd 20 foot underground arch/ hole in the ground.






Tom


Edited by 12Step (07/10/08 01:35 PM)
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#98919 - 07/14/08 10:34 AM Re: Favorite Taken on Trail Photos - 2008 [Re: finallyME]
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Loc: houston, tx
Grand Teton: Taggart and Jenny Lakes, respectively




Mendenhall Glacier, near Juneau, AK


Icy Lake, near Skagway, AK


Denali, viewed from short hike from Trapper Creek, AK
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