DAILY PHOTO: Green Mountains, Himachal Pradesh

Taken in June of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park, Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

DAILY PHOTO: Mountains through the Trees, Sainj Valley

Taken in June of 2015;  Sainj-Tirthan Trek in Great Himalayan National Park

 

DAILY PHOTO: Tree on a Cliff

Taken in June of 2015 along the Tirthan-Sainj trek route in Himachal Pradesh

 

DAILY PHOTO: Hauling Sticks

Taken near Lapah in the Great Himalayan National Park in Himachal Pradesh in June of 2015

DAILY PHOTO: Mountain Streams

Taken in June of 2015 in Kullu District, Himachal Pradesh

DAILY PHOTO: Sign of Our Times

Taken in Great Himalaya National Park in July of 2015

Taken in Great Himalayan National Park in July of 2015

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Back in my day, we had the “Scenic Overlook.” Now when you’re trekking they have the “Mobile Phone Access Point.” Thoreau would cry.

DAILY PHOTO: Mountain Shrine in the Himalayas

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park

 

These cairn-centered shrines are common along the trails in Himachal Pradesh. They often have unique little items left by travelers making puja. This one happens to be located on a ridge that offers a spectacular panoramic view.

 

The same ridge line, further on.

The same ridge line, further on.

A couple of guides at the same shrine

A couple of guides at the same shrine

 

DAILY PHOTO: Rocky Ridgeline

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu District

Taken in July of 2015 in Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP) in Kullu District

DAILY PHOTO: One Mountain, Two Lightings

Taken in July of 2015 at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP)

Taken in July of 2015 at Great Himalayan National Park (GHNP)

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DAILY PHOTO: Himalayan Valley

Taken in June of 2015 in the Great Himalayan National Park

Taken in June of 2015 in the Great Himalayan National Park