August 20, 2009

View from Leidy's North Slope

On a second day's ride from the Lakeshore Basin trailhead, we rode up as high as we could toward Leidy Peak (the last 500 feet to the top is way too steep and rocky for horses), then traversed around Leidy's sloping shoulder.
By the time we'd gone 5 miles and a thousand feet to reach the north side, Mischief was feeling kinda tuckered. Mount Untermann is behind him.
To the northeast, we looked down on Flaming Gorge.
While we rested before turning back, Boss, Daisy and Steve enjoyed some camaraderie under a friendly blue sky.
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35 comments:

  1. I really like that first image of you on Mischief with the gorgeous backdrop. I'm always amazed at the marvelous places you all ride.

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  2. Lovely views in these photographs of your ride! Methinks my yellow lab Molly would LOVE to accompany you and meet YOUR lab ;--)
    Hugs and blessings,

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  3. Peaceful, great scenery, and naturally a rest for all.

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  4. What a fabulous view, Janie... That third picture with the view is absolutely incredible. You are so lucky to get to take those rides and see those tremendous views. WOW!!!
    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  5. Beautiful views everywhere you turn! Love the shot of Mischief with Mt. in back....Flaming Gorge is a breathtaking view...

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  6. The views are awesome. They are the perfect excuse for taking a rest. ;-)

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  7. Your scenery is unbeatable and you have wide spaces to view the sky.

    Happy weekend.

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  8. Great skies over those big, wide open alpine parks.

    All good wishes for that soon-to-be new grandbaby.

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  9. I would have been tuckered out too. Great scenery, just gorgeous!

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  10. For Steve: Big Hole River does have a lot of native cutt populations in headwater streams. A few recruit to the mainstem, see http://ecorover.blogspot.com/2008/08/big-hole-river-red-hot-trout-fishing.html .

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  11. Magnificent shots as always, Janie! And I always love the ones of Mischief and Daisy, too! Great partners for you and Boss! And fun, too!

    Have a great weekend!

    Sylvia

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  12. You had quite the views up that high, Janie! No wonder the horses were tuckered.

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  13. Howdy Janie
    Oh my those views are so majestic.
    How awesome to be able to make this trip.
    Thank you so much for including us for the amazing photo journey portion.
    I reallly love your blog .
    I miss the great outdoors so much and your blog really helps me keep a positive frame of mind.
    Blessings to you as you continue on sharing the wonders of the most majestic landscapes I have ever seen.
    Hugs from Texas
    Happy Trails

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  14. Hi Janie, I see all is well with the trail gang, Yippie :)
    I could just sit here and watch your spectacular skies and vistas for hours... sooo peaceful :D
    Thanks for the journey, it give me great pleasure, like no other :D
    I can just here the song, tumbling tumble weed, playing in the background...

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  15. I think that picture of Boss, Daisy and Steve is just wonderful. It seems to me that it sums up what Utah Trails is all about.

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  16. relaxing scenery. the last photo looks like a scene from a movie.:P

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  17. Very cute picture of Mischief. I envy you and the places you ride. The scenery is magnificent!

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  18. Best Skywatch post of the week that I have seen in a while. Great pics...

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  19. The pictures are so clear - I feel like I am looking out of a window.. beautiful.... wish I was there..
    Love,
    Kelly

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  20. I'd be tuckered too. That is a sweet shot of Flaming Gorge.

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  21. Gaelyn says it all: gorgeous place, as always, beautiful sky, and I LOVE that first picture of you and Mischief! I'd be tired too if I walk around all day looking gorgeous all the time! :-)

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  22. Great set of pictures, the first one is absolutly stunning, this is skywatching!! Well done

    Have a nice SWF

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  23. All really great shots but gotta love that view of Flaming Gorge!

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  24. One more beautiful post that is truly virtually joined by me :) of course, if you allow.

    Boss seems so angel in the second photo! There's the angel cloud ring on his head :)

    Stop Worrying!

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  25. What incredible sceneries!! I envy how you can ride in this marvelous surrounding.

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  26. 'Tuckered': nice phrase - guess it means the same as british 'knackered'. Sometimes when I see your photos I wonder why everyone in the US doesn't move to Utah!

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  27. Hi Janie

    you are on top of the world, with views to match...

    Happy days

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  28. Janie: I really like that second shot with the horse in the cloudy blue sky.

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  29. Beautiful skies, as always! I love that first shot in particular.

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  30. You all get to such wonderful beauty on your adventures. I would have been tuckered too! Your photos are wonderful.
    spirithelpers

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  31. I love your lifestyle...and your dog's lifestyle and I love your pictures as well.

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