Through the Prism

After passing through the prism, each refraction contains some pure essence of the light, but only an incomplete part. We will always experience some aspect of reality, of the Truth, but only from our perspectives as they are colored by who and where we are. Others will know a different color and none will see the whole, complete light. These are my musings from my particular refraction.

7.14.2010

Vacation Mini-Report

I don't know if this is saying much, but we had a really great time. My brother and I spent a number of days hiking, but with the others we also enjoyed an Independence Day parade and fireworks, a jeep tour to the top of a high altitude pass on extremely rough "roads," whitewater rafting, the town's hot springs pool, the town's ambiance, staying in a house on the side of the valley, and many, many beautiful vistas. I chronicled the trip with nearly 250 captioned pictures shared on Facebook, but below are a few highlights.

On the evening we arrived, we walked onto our balcony to see a complete double rainbow:



Looking east at a view of town and the "Amphitheater" after a short hike up to Henn's Overlook:



Looking west at a view of town during a hike around the Perimeter Trail:



Looking south(-southwest) with a peek of town during the hike up the Horsethief Trail:



The unofficially named Indiana Jones Gorge, viewed during the jeep tour:



Old mining activity at high altitude in the Imogene Basin on the jeep tour up to Imogene Pass:



Wildflowers at the top of Imogene Pass (altitude over 13,000 feet):



Wildflowers in the aspen woods while hiking the lower levels of the Horsethief Trail:



Looking along the "Bridge of Heaven" at the top of our hike up the Horsethief Trail:



Looking ahead as we hike back down the Horsethief Trail:



Driving up the valley from the north, both bicyclists and motorcyclists are welcomed into town with a view of the hot springs pool:



Looking up from the pool, a view enjoyed while backstroking:



Driving back through Kansas:



A video look around and down from the Bridge of Heaven, the 12,300 foot summit of our hike up the Horsethief Trail:

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4 Comments:

At 7/15/2010 7:33 PM, Blogger kelly sime said...

love your photos...what a wonderful trip!

 
At 7/15/2010 8:41 PM, Blogger Degolar said...

Thanks. I highly recommend the area.

 
At 7/15/2010 9:39 PM, Blogger Hadrian said...

Yeah, great pictures!

 
At 7/15/2010 10:31 PM, Blogger Leelu said...

Absolutely gorgeous, even if I did laugh inappropriately at the double rainbow heading things up.

curaigu: not quite curaga

 

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