Sunday, May 3, 2009


The only words that ever satisfied me as describing Nature are the terms used in fairy books, charm, spell, enchantment. They express the arbitrariness of the fact and its mystery.
--G. K. Chesterton (1874-1936) English writer

This is the scene directly above the main Red Fork Falls. Immediately after taking this photo, while I was fiddling around with the camera settings, a red fox casually walked across the top of the small falls above, and disappeared into the woods. Crazy that my camera would be focused in his direction and yet I'd miss such a perfect opportunity! But it was a magical moment nonetheless.

Details: Nikon D90, 18-200mm lens at 20mm, f/22 for 2 sec, ISO 160.


  1. Thanks for sharing your treks and your stunning photography here. I've told many people about your blog and each of them has been blown away by the images and the writing. I just wanted to let you know I'm a fan!

    And a quick Red Fork Falls story: last time I was there, one of the dogs tromped into the trees and returned proudly carrying a deer's foreleg in her mouth. There's no telling what the wildlife (or the domesticated animals) will do out there, is there?

  2. I actually visited these for the first time this month. These falls were sheathed in a foot of ice and 14 inches of snow. Positively amazing both the falls and the climb down that day.


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