Saturday, July 9, 2011

Mount Evans

Going to Mount Evans is one of our favorite ways to escape the summer heat!

The kids enjoyed the cool air at Summit Lake.

Super and her friend, looking like soon-to-be teenagers. (Noooooooo!)

Another friend, gazing into one of the tundra pools.
(Don't fall in! That water is COLD!)

The view looking the other direction. (I've never seen the Alaskan tundra, but I can imagine Miyax watching the wolves in a place much like this.)

Tundra wildflowers seem too delicate to thrive here.




I love the mosses and lichens here, too.



One of the kids asked to borrow my camera and she took some interesting photos...




Not sure if she meant to do this, but I thought it was kinda funny...

Everywhere you look there is something alive. Can you see the water bug in the center of this photo? How can it survive in such cold water?

The highest paved road in North America.

The locals were pretty blasé about us tourists!


You messy glaciers, always leaving piles of rocks everywhere!

Hope you're having a great summer, too!



Linked up with Let's Hit the Road Field Trip Blog Hop!
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7 comments:

The Adventurer said...

Billy goats are my favorite:) These pictures are amazing and I love all the pictures of the flowers one of my favorite things to photographs. Thanks for linking up to the field trip hop, remember you can link up all month:)

Sparklee said...

It looks like we were really close to the goats--I actually took those photos with the zoom! But they do come near the road sometimes, and traffic has to wait for them to cross.

I'm having fun visiting the other posts on the blog hop!

Our Homeschool Reviews said...

Wow, beautiful pictures! I'd love to take a trip like this one day.

Little Badgers Academy said...

Pictures are simply beautiful and it looks so refreshing...we had 115F today...
Thanks for stopping by!

Beloved's Bride said...

Absolutly Beautiful Pictures. And, I liked the perspective of your Child's eye as well.

Michelle said...

Wow - what a beautiful area to explore! Your photos are fantastic!

The blog hop sounds fun - thanks for the tip. I think I'll check it out too :)

Dawn said...

What awesome views. Those pictures were wonderful to look at.
Blessings,
Dawn