Oh my, I thought I had lost the high quality of this photo forever. I posted some cruddy JPEGs of this before, but nothing with a higher definition. I was cleaning my room and found an old, old broken camera 2001-model with photographs of my first major climb I did in 2011. I was supposed to do a 22 mile climb to Thousand Island Lake in a day, but I barely made it halfway and became so exhausted and had to turn around at Summit Lakes (here), and was so sore I could not walk for a week. I was so inexperienced, I had shoes with holes in them and two water bottles with me. I learned the hard way for sure.
I was so enchanted by how gorgeous it was, I trained and trained every single weekend on the mountains for half a year then came back and made it with daylight to spare. This place will always hold a special place in my heart as the climb that opened my eyes to all the treasures hidden deep in the wilderness and a testament to what adamant will can do.

Mary Lake | Lake O'Hara by Steffen Sauder | Flickr
Winter Sunset on Half Dome
Yosemite National Park, California, USA | by arbabi
Yosemite, near Yosemite Falls and Curry Village
submitted by: starofcali, thanks!

woods 五花海 (by Melinda ^..^)

Boomerang Lake, Desolation Wilderness, July 1999 (by Martin Swett)

Gullfoss Waterfall, Iceland
Goose Creek, Zion National Park, Utah, USA | by hoops44
Zubrzyca Goma, Lesser Poland, Poland | by irenkapatrzy
Eagle in the Spring
Nisqually Vista, Washington, USA | by Kevin Bacher
Sequoia National Park
California, USA | by Megan Brim
Lost River, Methow Valley, Washington, USA | by Elias and Theresa Carlson


Ice Castles

Salt Lake City-based photographer Ben Kuhns, captures some beautiful images of the spectacular towers of ice, in Midway, Utah. 

(via rhino-a-go-go)


Autumn Sunset (Ohio) by M-Kuhns.
Opaque  by  andbamnan