Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Take Somebody With You

It's always easier to do a hike if you take someone with you. That way, if you are balanced on a shaky bit of rock and they have already negotiated that particular route and are on solid ground, they can extend a hand to steady you and prevent a nasty skid into a patch of cactus, which grows wherever there's a bit of damp algae and may boast fragile flowers but isn't really friendly to human limbs.




It's difficult to comprehend the size of the Eagles' aerie from the valley. Those rocks which look like a little mound of pebbles are really huge boulders jutting out into the sky. There's only one way to appreciate it. Climb up there.


I took Turtle along and we helped each other find the trail, which had a habit of disappearing into pockets of scrub and thinning out over vales of rock face.









We didn't get too close to the aerie; Turtle didn't want to incense the eagles and give my blog the exciting ending it really needed for this post. Oh well. I did get a lot of great pictures as they flew overhead.


9 comments:

jaerose said...

This was like hiking with a friend too - and am very glad of the safe ending! Jae

Linda Jacobs said...

Great photography! A refreshing post!

Fear Not the Darkness but What lies Within said...

lovely what beautiful scenery

Old Altonian said...

Jolly interesting mini-travelogue, and terrific pictures.

Jessica Prescott said...

I love how you weave the prompt's words into your story. Great pictures!

oldegg said...

What a beautiful post. I could imagine I was there with you. It is good to be reminded what life is all about by seeing it this way.

trisha said...

sounds like a very interesting trip. thanks for the lovely snaps, your way of writing is very beautiful.

trisha
http://magicthought.wordpress.com/2011/05/19/the-trip-for-3ww/

rmpWritings said...

wow! amazing pictures. i can only image what such a hike would be like. as for the eagles, while they may have lead to a more entertaining end, you may not have had the fingers to write about.

mindlovemisery said...

Wonderful I felt I was right there =)