• Lucid Dreaming - Dream Views




    Results 1 to 19 of 19
    1. #1
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45

      Dayhike to a lake.

      I'm going on a dayhike tomorrow to two lakes. The first is a smaller lake, and it's about 8km to it. The second lake, that's way bigger, is another 4km from the first. It's forcast to be partly cloudy, with a high of 18c and low of 8c. I'm going to take plenty of photos and post them tomorrow after I get back. Hopefully I'll see some hawks and bald eagles, maybe a porcupine or something.

    2. #2
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      So. I'm back, although it was amazing... I didn't reach either lake.

      Me and my bro started at 11:30am and the first few Km to the river were easy. I took of my shoes and socks and crossed, and on the other side was a steep incline. At the pinnacle of the half km ridge there was some snow on the ground, and after a few more km we were trudging through 3 foot deep snow with our socks and shoes soaked through. We stopped for a break to start a fire, warm our feet, dry our shoes then eat something. We kept going, and eventually the trail turned into a small steep stream with 3 foot snow banks on either side. The day turned from sunny to cloudy about 3 hours in. After about 5 hours of hiking we realized we probably wouldn't make it to the lake by sundown and that we hadn't brought enough food so we headed back.

      On the trip we saw plenty of bear tracks which were only a day old if that.

      I'll post photos tonight with captions.

    3. #3
      Drowning in Dreams Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Created Dream Journal
      <span class='glow_8B0000'>Zhaylin</span>'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2009
      LD Count
      c. 6 since join
      Gender
      Location
      Central West Virginia, USA
      Posts
      5,767
      Likes
      4703
      DJ Entries
      199
      Sounds very exciting!

      Looking forward to seeing your pics.

    4. #4
      DuB
      DuB is offline
      Distinct among snowflakes DuB's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 2005
      Gender
      Posts
      2,399
      Likes
      358
      Cool... where exactly were you hiking at?

    5. #5
      Member Twoshadows's Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2006
      Gender
      Location
      Arizona
      Posts
      3,797
      Likes
      741
      DJ Entries
      361
      Very Cool. I also look forward to seeing your pictures. I love hiking and exploring too.

    6. #6
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Cool... where exactly were you hiking at?
      Southwestern British Columbia. Boreal Forests a plenty.

      I'm uploading my photos right now, so I'll post them in a bit... and maybe some video too.

    7. #7
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Any spoiler tag with an '*' contains 2 or more photos.

      *About 15 minutes in and there's sunny skies and a light breeze.
      Spoiler for :


      Cool swamp at the bottom of the valley.
      Spoiler for :


      Spoiler for :


      *Small stream. Nice views. About 45 minutes in.
      Spoiler for :


      *First Snow. Prints.
      Spoiler for :


      *We've reached the river. Maybe 4km in. Little spider.
      Spoiler for :


      *Just crossed the river. Lots of uphill from here. First deep snow, and more prints.
      Spoiler for :


      Trees
      Spoiler for :


      Fire
      Spoiler for :



      Spoiler for :


      Old log.
      Spoiler for :


      *Getting pretty cloudy now. Another stream.
      Spoiler for :


      Checking the Map.
      Spoiler for :


      Back down the mountain.
      Spoiler for :


      *Big river that we passed before.
      Spoiler for :


      Tadpole in my shoe. Don't know how it got in there, or why it's in a river during spring thaw.
      Spoiler for :


      *Set up camp to dry off.
      Spoiler for :


      Spoiler for :


      We were right up there at the highest power line.
      Spoiler for :


      So, there they are. I'd be glad to answer any questions or anything... or any critiques regarding the photos.
      Last edited by mindwanderer; 04-14-2010 at 12:16 AM.

    8. #8
      stellar flotsam <span class='glow_808080'>cygnus</span>'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Apr 2007
      LD Count
      lots
      Gender
      Location
      CA
      Posts
      1,217
      Likes
      92
      mmm roasted shoe inserts -- delicious!
      stabilization guides:
      foundations -=- DCs & coherence

    9. #9
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Haha, yep. We definately weren't expecting the snow... especially that deep. The week before the hike it was around 10 celsius, sometimes hotter. But, Once you get high enough, it doesn't matter what the weather is.

      We wore cargo shorts, with t-shirts and light coats. And I wore a pair of hush-puppy dress shoes, while my bro wore some super light 'water shoes'... and we only had the 2 pairs of socks between us... so our feet were purple and white and red the whole time... so dry feet were a thought of the past up there

    10. #10
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Me and my bro, as well as a friend of my bro, are planning a second trip up to the lakes set for this summer.

      We're each going to buy a hammock and tarp, as well as some boots for my bro, and then go up there when it's less snowy.

      It'll be a 3 day trip. The first day will be getting to lake one and setting up camp, the second day will be the shorter hike to the big lake and back, then the third day is the hike out of the mountains. We'll bring fishing stuff, and maybe our rifle again. Same routine, pictures and all.

    11. #11
      Truther Pixielady's Avatar
      Join Date
      Feb 2009
      Gender
      Posts
      16
      Likes
      0
      I have been going on some nice nature walks around lakes since the weather broke out. So many beautiful and lovely creatures out and about

    12. #12
      Expert LDer Affirmation! DeeryTheDeer's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2008
      Gender
      Posts
      1,556
      Likes
      1010
      Awesome pics! I love hiking. You've now encouraged me to really plan on going on a trail sometime soon (preferably when/where there's not too much snow).
      DILDs: A Lot

    13. #13
      Drowning in Dreams Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Created Dream Journal
      <span class='glow_8B0000'>Zhaylin</span>'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2009
      LD Count
      c. 6 since join
      Gender
      Location
      Central West Virginia, USA
      Posts
      5,767
      Likes
      4703
      DJ Entries
      199
      Love the pics! A lot of them reminded me of where I live at the "Farm".
      lol @ the tadpole! Maybe there was an early thaw which confused the frogs but it became colder again Poor little guy
      And I'm glad to hear you still have all your toes!

    14. #14
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Hey everyone! So I just got back from another hike... and although it was an 'easier' hike, there was more danger involved because we were using unmarked trails, had no map or compass, and just generally didn't know where we were going. Anyways, I got a bunch more pics that I'll post today or tomorrow.

    15. #15
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Here are some choice photos from yesterday's trip.


      Nice Views


      Cool clouds


      Trees


      Old Log


      Steep Path


      Dog, coyote, wolf... something like that


      Big Rock outcrop


      Pretty little meadow type thing


      Love this picture, the lighting is just perfect


      Love the composition of this one, but the lighting is definately off


      Some flower


      Really like this picture too


      Wierd lighting on this one


      Purrrdy


      Dried up stream, this picture and the few before it were taken a km or more off the trail... we were literally bush whacking it there


      Bird


      An Eagle


      Old volkswagen parts


      Outcrop


      Nice view
      Last edited by mindwanderer; 04-24-2010 at 08:02 PM.

    16. #16
      The Morph Freemorph's Avatar
      Join Date
      Oct 2009
      Gender
      Location
      Central Florida
      Posts
      150
      Likes
      3
      Beautiful. I wish I had areas like that in my state. Good for nothing swamplands!! You should scrap those VW parts

    17. #17
      Member
      Join Date
      May 2007
      Gender
      Posts
      635
      Likes
      45
      Beautiful. I wish I had areas like that in my state.
      Yeah, I live in Canada anyways... so we've got more of this kinda stuff than we know what to do with. A lot of people around where I am take it for granted... a majority of them probably don't even know that there's beauty like this all in their backyard. The two hikes in this thread were both within an hour drive from city center...

      You should scrap those VW parts
      Yeah, might we worth a bit :O

    18. #18
      DuB
      DuB is offline
      Distinct among snowflakes DuB's Avatar
      Join Date
      Sep 2005
      Gender
      Posts
      2,399
      Likes
      358
      Went hiking literally along the American Continental Divide this morning... this was a challenging hike.

      Spoiler for Me at the summit of Cupid's peak (elevation: 13117 ft / 3998 m):


      Spoiler for Me and a couple of my labmates at the summit of Grizzly peak (elevation: 13427 ft / 4093 m):

    19. #19
      Drowning in Dreams Achievements:
      Made lots of Friends on DV Vivid Dream Journal Veteran First Class 10000 Hall Points Created Dream Journal
      <span class='glow_8B0000'>Zhaylin</span>'s Avatar
      Join Date
      Jan 2009
      LD Count
      c. 6 since join
      Gender
      Location
      Central West Virginia, USA
      Posts
      5,767
      Likes
      4703
      DJ Entries
      199
      Beautiful pics!
      I really need to go hiking

    Bookmarks

    Posting Permissions

    • You may not post new threads
    • You may not post replies
    • You may not post attachments
    • You may not edit your posts
    •