More White Mountains

photographyHere are pictures from last weekend’s getaway to the White Mountains in eastern Arizona where we aimed for water, mountains, and open spaces for camping. At 9,000 feet, the Elk were everywhere. Herds cross the road, and at night, their bugling is a treat. Mountain Goats and Bears are shy but will come out if you are quiet. What I love about camping are the night skies devoid of light pollution. During the full moon, the meadows illuminate herds walking by. If you live in a desert climate, rivers and lakes never sounded lovelier.  The whispers and rustle of the Pines and Aspen trees are a tonic that fill my head with a fragrance that calms me down.

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Liquid Rocks
Little Colorado River
Trout in the Little Colorado River
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A Future Camp Site in an Elk Grove
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Hiking around Lake Luna
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The High Trail
yellow bird
Yellow Warbler in the Reeds
Far End of Lake Luna
Far End of Lake Luna
Aspens
White and Green

Which shot do you like best? 

Here’s the first set from the other day if you missed them.

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37 thoughts on “More White Mountains

  1. Even though I live in the ‘countryside’, I have to go a long way not to be able to see another house, farm building, or something else spoiling the view. Your photos show that the US is big enough to make this possible in so many places, so for that reason, I like them all.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. Well, aren’t you a peach today? I was shocked when I moved here four years ago how large the state was. Take a look at this! We are about the same size, AZ and UK.

      http://mapfight.appspot.com/us.az-vs-gb/arizona-us-united-kingdom-size-comparison

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      1. That’s a very interesting comparison, Cindy. I would have to travel to Scotland or Wales, to get the same ‘wilderness’ feel.

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        1. Yes. It’s crowded on the East Coast in the States, but in the SW there’s tons of room. For example, our population 6.5 million and half of that is in Phoenix.

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  2. Third I think. Just a sight you don’t see too often.

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    1. Ah, the future camp site. I can’t wait to go back and try it out. It’s a half mile from the main road and only a few miles to some pretty big lakes. Thanks, Alex.

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      1. Let us know how it turns out when you do

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        1. Will do! Hopefully in June. 🙂

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  3. God, how I love the smell of Aspen groves and the sound of Elk snorting.

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    1. Hahahaha. The only snorting I find charming 🙂

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  4. Wow! That Yellow Warbler really is a bright yellow!

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    1. I didn’t have my good camera with me so I couldn’t zoom in to his eyeballs. Yes, that yellow was intense. And the song he sang!

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  5. You don’t see clear water like that every day!! Did you dare to use that little bridge?

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    1. Sometimes it’s best to leap. 😉

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  6. hmmm … my travelling itch is being activated … agitated … awakened …

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    1. You have been to AZ several times. Next time you return, try the White Mountains. 🙂

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  7. I vote for number 3. It expresses the vastness of the country and is such a contrast with the lowlands of Arizona. I’ve only been through Flagstaff to the north west and that was such a delight.

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    1. Ian, I’m glad you’ve been here for a visit. The Eastern part is my favorite. The Mogollon Rim and the White Mountains. True treats.

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  8. Liquid Rocks is just beautiful!

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    1. Hi Zoe–thanks. Isn’t it funny how plain old rocks look like polished jewels when wet?

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      1. Absolutely! They take on a whole different quality.

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  9. The High Trail is my favourite but the blue of the rippling water is so gorgeous in the photo with the Yellow Warbler.

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    1. Lloyd, that trail goes on for 30 miles. You feel like you are on the top of the world. I love that sensation.

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  10. I love the first one. So soothing!

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  11. I sat on a rock at the shoreline and was hypnotized. The sun was warm on my back and shoulders. The lapping water, the warbler singing, it was dreamy. Thanks, Abbi.

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  12. My choice from an excellent set is ‘Liquid rocks’

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    1. Thanks, Derrick. A week has flown since I took that shot. Feels like a dream now. I think that’s what I love about photography, it replaces you in the past.

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      1. …..and keeps it alive

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  13. Gorgeous stuff! The shots of Lake Luna are stunning, Cindy.

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    1. Thank you, Ruth! Seems hard to believe the shots are a week old. A dream now.

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      1. Btw, I just posted my recap from my holiday. Québec is so very photogenic!

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  14. my fave is the second to bottom one, though they are all amazing Cindy. I need to get out more with my camera, though I doubt I’ll get pictures as pretty as yours! I’d have to travel pretty far to find scenery like that

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  15. The rustling trees and dabbling streams do seem like they would be “tonics” to a desert dweller or a city person, too. I liked the birch trees set against the green underbrush and the rippling rocks photos, Cindy! 🙂
    Your title of “White and Green” “Liquid Rocks” both fit these.

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    1. Hi Robin. Thank you! The first and last were more artful and the others were perspective shots of where I hiked. Capturing time, at this precise moment, here I was. 🙂

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