How the feet slow, up amid the ice flow.
Where air is rare, and each step goes higher,
thinking of those who froze or maybe lost a toe,
yet trudged through the scree, the snow, and the mire.
But who’s ever said it wasn’t worth the trip?
You may well hate to feel yourself suffocate,
but you’ll buy your permit, and get all equipped,
strapping on your pack, taking task with fate.
To see the orange glow on the ridgeline,
like fire dancing on the edge of a knife.
But what monster has such a wicked spine,
begging a fight to the last ounce of life.
Please meet the lovely “abode of snows,”
I think you’ll find her worth the throes.
Taken in April of 2018 in Nepal.
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Taken in July of 2016 on the trail between Naranag and Sonamarg
This isn’t the wildlife I expected to see on our Kashmiri Great Lakes Trek, but I’ll take what I can get.
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Taken along the road to Pangong Tso in August of 2016
The one on the bottom was rocking out, singing “Don’t Stop Believin'” by Journey into an air mic. Not really, but you can imagine it, can’t you? In fact, I bet you now have that tune stuck in your head. You’re welcome.
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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.
A couple of guides at the same shrine
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