Monday, July 20, 2015

Grand Canyon!

On one trip to Nepal, I climbed Kala Pattar, which is over 18,000' and the place to get an excellent view of Everest from the Gokyo area. The weather was uncertain and I was concerned that we might not have a view. I stopped a hiker who was coming down and asked about the view; he responded in a thick German accent that I will never forget, "ah, zee mountains, when there are no clouds, it is like zey are naked. But when there are clouds, it is like zey have on zee most beautiful clothes."

 Our drive to the Grand Canyon was similar - raining the whole way and when we first arrived, we saw... white clouds and not much more. But then they started to clear and the vista became a dynamic, changing landscape of beauty, reminding me of my first good look at Everest. Stunning. We felt very blessed to get these views.

Puck was excited, too.

Gorgeous meadows full of wildflowers.  As K said, "this doesn't look like the Grand Canyon!"  And yet we were almost there....

 




G looking out in awe.

 



 


 

 





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