Tag: Backpacking

Fall’s Reach

Catching fall in the act. More Images here. Advertisements

Ghost Story For The Wilderness Impaired

She’s a ghost. I know that. She brushes her fingers along my shoulders and I will look up to find her playing among the trees, pretending to be the wind. She’ll drop a pinecone or a small branch as a reminder. Then, off she…

Ramona Falls’ Mist

Ramona’s whisper requites us to ourselves—our fires extinguished, our thirst sated. That voice, a pact between mountain and moisture, is a quiet call to us The stumbling pilgrims, forest wanderers, wishful sages who suffer from acute chatter. Its language—slow—near wordless, near nothing, paints upon…

Looking Glass

Little Crater Lake, July 2018 A double blue reflection. The cobalt of the lake with its graveyard of dead trees lying on the bottom. One recent death half-floats in purgatory. And the deep blue of the sky, foregrounded by a living green forest. Both…

Dude

Near the Sandy Glacier on Mt. Hood, I met this spiky-haired, hip hop hippy. I liked his medallion. He was chill, happy, didn’t say much.

Face In The Woods

The woods are watching. Pacific Crest Trail, Oregon, June 2018     See more photos here.

Imprints

Trails… little lines through forests… embrace connections, gather imprints, from hiking boot, the brave flip flop, the weekend tennis shoe. I’m not alone, but, there’s a separateness I can’t deny.  My feet…clunky…bony things…bad negotiators of ground, stumbles into sunlight, with trees as easel, hangs…

Last Reaches — Elan Mudrow Photography

Tentacles like arms reach for a last touch of sky. Forest fires burn differently depending on the environment. Some fires lick the bark off of trees but leave them alive to grow new skin. Others, like this one, scorch, leaving a graveyard full of…

Bridge Over Troubled Ferns — Elan Mudrow Photography

Oregon Coast Trail, Cape Lookout. August 2017 via Bridge Over Troubled Ferns — Elan Mudrow Photography

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