Thursday, February 28, 2008

our alpine hike

god took everything beautiful & dramatic and placed it along one beautiful hike, called Rob Roy Glacier Hike. this explains why joe and i have jelly-like legs today. we worked hard yesterday, and loved every minute! joe must have gotten tired of hearing me saying over and over, "this is so pretty!" i'll admit, i said it a lot. this hike was incredible. it starts in the prettiest alpine meadows, and then across this scary bridge... around some winding paths that run just beside a crystal blue roaring river. the long path drops you off at the foot of an enormous glacier. it was some of the most concentrated beauty i've ever seen. i thought of all my hiker friends and family back at home. as most of you know, joe and i aren't big hikers... but yesterday you would have been so proud of us, we hiked our hearts out!

8 comments:

kristy said...

i'm at jury duty and you're doing that?!?!?!? it looks awesome. can you even believe that God made so many gorgeous places? thanks for the updates, i love to follow my pair of pilgrims :)

eric_jung12 said...

I was amazed to see wild flowers blooming with snow capped mountains in the background. It's beautiful, and I am jealous! Let us know when you find the shire... and the little people that live there.
Much love to both of you.
EJ

Corrie said...

Looks lovely. I am jealous. Work is not nearly as fun as hiking. You crazy cats have fun!

Scott Hearts NZ said said...

So how fun is that bridge? Did you jump up and down on it? Did you go swimming in the glacier river by any chance? If not go swimming in the blue pools when you get there.

Chris Fuchs said...

Just got back from Fl and had a chance to look at your pictures. We were on bridges like that in the Costa Rican rainforest.You really feel like you're right in the middle of it,don't you?There is so much beauty in the world-I have to get out more!Glad to share this with you,be safe! love,Aunt Chris

iReNeY said...

We shredded old papers TODAY...oh, how hiking in such an awesome, beautiful, and magestic place would have been a 10000000 times better. Enjoy it for us!

Melissa said...

Take notes, I want all the details on amazing hikes so Jake and I can explore there in the near future. i love that you are living your dreams.

Kelly said...

I am proud of you Miss Wanida...last time we took a little "walk" I never thought I'd have the opportunity to walk with you again! But yes, those pictures are amazing and I love the picture of the bridge. Crossing into a new adventure. Love it!