Hiking and living the dream
The photo above is the summit of Cerro Alto located in the Las Padres National forest near my home of Atascadero Ca. I never tire of looking down from a mountain top and I have noticed that my dog Serra loves doing the same .
Frequently I observe other hikers enjoying the view from the top and I love photographing them while they are living the dream . I often wonder , what is it that they are thinking when they look down from the mountain ?
I feel elevated to a higher conscious .
Taking photos seems to be a common reaction to the view from the top but I think it is the feeling one gets just by observing the view and a photo can not duplicate this moment .
Above is my son Luis living the dream from a high ledge in the Grand Canyon and I can tell that he too is feeling a lifted spirit when looking at the vistas from high mountain trails !
The young lady above , I had the pleasure of visiting with . Her name is Maggie and it was her first time to summit and enjoy this view . The excitement in her eyes and her in voice was a treasure to enjoy !
The clouds below the summit turn golden at sunset .
Morning views are also special .
Above I enjoy a morning view from Rinconida trail .
Oh ! The sunsets are always so special !