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Beyond Thunder-dome?
Beyond Thunder-dome ???

Almost! This is the SE face of Thunder Mountain (a.k.a. Capitol Butte),
immediately after a winter storm swept through the area.

Geez, I wonder how much TIME it would take to reach the summit from here ???

February 22, 2010





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MarmadukeA Beautiful Peak

Marmaduke

Voted 10/10

Have you climbed it yet? Great photo
Posted Feb 26, 2010 9:06 pm

lcarreauRe: A Beautiful Peak

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks and no.

I don't plan to climb it until the snow melts
off the darn thing.
Posted Feb 26, 2010 9:10 pm

lcarreauRe: Cool!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thanks, man! I agree with the words!

To be honest, I didn't think this photo
would have gotten so much attention.

Geez, I wonder how much "Tina Turner" had
to do with this? Kinda makes me wonder ...
Posted Feb 27, 2010 10:10 am

TyeDyeTwinsCongrats....

TyeDyeTwins

Voted 10/10

Congradulations Larry......yet another impressive picture.....love the colors, the snow and the lighting. Nice work to say the least.
Posted Feb 27, 2010 12:35 am

lcarreauRe: Congrats....

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Thank you very much, "Master Blaster" Twins!

Honestly, I didn't do very much work in
obtaining this image. I know this sounds
boring, but I was in the right place at the
right time.

Thanks again, and Happy Trails to ya all!
Posted Feb 27, 2010 10:16 am

hiltrud.liuIncredible...

hiltrud.liu

Voted 10/10

the peak is monumental and full of beauty!
Cheers, Hiltrud
Posted Feb 27, 2010 10:43 am

lcarreauRe: Incredible...

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Yes, it's made up of that "Schnebly Hill Sandstone" stuff that geologists swoon over,
tourists point their fingers at, and folks here on SP like to climb!!!

Thanks for visiting, Fraulein Hiltrud !!
Posted Feb 27, 2010 10:53 am

EricChuThat's gorgeous!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

What an impressive build-up that mountain has - and the colors!!
Greetings,
Eric
Posted Feb 27, 2010 4:02 pm

lcarreauRe: That's gorgeous!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Well .. thanks !!! It's NOT something you'd see on "The Sound of Music," but guess it's the next best thing !! : ))

Too bad the snow has to melt off so fast !!
The romance & drama disappears when that
happens, for crying out loud! !!

Posted Feb 27, 2010 5:46 pm

EricChuRe: That's gorgeous!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

Dear Larry, here's what "The Original Sound Of Music Tour" goes more or less like (you have to imagine all this said with a really strong Austrian accent - think of Arnold Schwarzenegger, for instance): "Okay, ladies and gentlemen, now get all into the bus, and we will first visit the palace of Leopoldskron, which was used in the movie as the home of the baron Von Trapp, though actually, the Trapp family did not live there in reality, they lived in the part of Salzburg named Aigen. And while we're driving over there, we will play for you the "Edelweiss" melody...well, we are now at the Leopoldskron ch√Ęteau. In the garden, there was, until recently, the little pavillon in which "I am sixteen going on seventeen" was sung, but because the quantity of tourists who all flocked over here just to go into the pavillon to sing "I am sixteen going on seventeen" started to become overwhelming, the private owners of Leopoldskron decided it must be removed. So the pavillon was taken away and set up in Hellbrunn instead. But don't worry, we shall also pass Hellbrunn on our Sound Of Music Tour. We shall also visit the lovely Austrian town of Mondsee with the beautiful baroque church in which the marriage scene in the movie took place, even though in reality Maria and the baron were married at the Nonnberg convent in Salzburg. Our ride to Mondsee will take approximately three quarters of an hour, during which you will hear several of the most immortal tunes from the movie..."Climb every mountain"..."My favorite things"..."Do-Re-Mi"..."How does one solve a problem like Maria?"...
And so on, and so on...
Posted Feb 27, 2010 7:27 pm

lcarreauRe: That's gorgeous!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

THANKS for setting me straight on that one, Eric! : ))

The last time I was on the opposite side of
The Pond, I wished to research that subject
further ...

Sadly, I was obsessed with toasting people
with my favorite beverage, and stuffing my
mouth with cheese and jam and bread.

At the same time, my head resounded with
these classic & unforgettable lyrics :

"How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?

A flibbertajjibet,
A will-of-a-wisp,
A clown?

Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her,
Many a thing she ought to understand.
But how do you make her stay? ??"
Posted Feb 27, 2010 7:56 pm

EricChuRe: That's gorgeous!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

"Aydlevice, Aydlevice, every morning you greet me..."
Posted Feb 27, 2010 8:11 pm

lcarreauRe: That's gorgeous!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Excuse me, I have a strange urge to eat some
"goat's cheese" right now, along with some jam
AND bread of course !!! : )
Posted Feb 27, 2010 8:12 pm

EricChuRe: That's gorgeous!

EricChu

Voted 10/10

"Ti - a drink with jam and bread...and this brings us back to Do oh oh oh!"
Posted Feb 27, 2010 8:30 pm

lcarreauRe: That's gorgeous!

lcarreau

Hasn't voted

Well, I most certainly won't be drinking tea.
Think I deserve something a bit more potent!

Sorry I was gone so long! There was no "goat's cheese" in the fridge, so I actually had to MILK a goat!

And .. I milked that goat for all it was worth, for crying out loud !!! : )))
Posted Feb 27, 2010 9:54 pm

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