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Mt Bachelor

13/02/2012

Mt Bachelor Cinder ConeWe decide d to do a Mt Bachelor ascent to get a sunrise shot. So we needed to leave at 5am to get to the base at 5:30am. We climbed for an hour and finally reached the summit where a howling wind and snow was hitting us forcefully parallel to the ground. The blizzard conditions continued to worsen so we decided to decend. Half way down I saw a light in the clouds and Sean (Bagshaw) looked behind us and saw the moon trying to shine through... we looked at each other and decided to run back up! If you'd tried running up a 45 degree snow hill  at 8,000 feet you'd now that this was going to take a while! We finally made it back and was welcomed with the same blizzard conditions but with the potential for some beautiful light shining through. I raced to the tree that you see and fired off a couple of shots before the snow hitting our faces was stinging to the point of being unbearable. Sean took a quick couple of shots including my new facebook picture... thanks Sean. We knew it was time to leave when the snow storm was so severe we couldn't see anything but white. As we desended the wind slowed but the cold remained. Anyway, we finally made it back with this image to show for the effort. It's funny how the image looks calm and peaceful, because it was anything but! Sean's shot of me as my new facebook image will give you an idea of the conditions! This experience was one of the most enjoyable things I've ever experienced... thanks Sean!

Glen Parker

Comments

Wendy

Wendy   14/02/2012

Can't wait to see this larger... love the gnarled tree! Talk about perseverance... both the tree's and yours...

harry

harry    01/03/2012

Good blogging!

Ruth

Ruth    30/03/2012

A magzine theme could make ur blog nicer:)

Pavan

Pavan   08/05/2012

The pictures came out awsoeme Danielle! And even though the weather sucked, I love the feel of the photos. Well, everything except my horrbile frizzy hair, but that's besides the point Thanks again for taking the time to get to know us and for making us feel so comfortable in front of the camera!

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Thank you for capturing such beuufital images of Glen Lake!! I grew-up going there in the summers & your pictures bring back so many wonderful memories.

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