LAPC #222: Mountains Are Calling

This week, our theme is “Mountains Are Calling”. Together, we will explore the mountains we have traveled to and/or climbed.

“The mountains are calling and I must go.” –John Muir 

In Alaska, you can enjoy mountain views covering with snow in the summertime.

After becoming president in 1901, Theodore Roosevelt established 150 national forests, 51 federal bird reserves, four national game preserves, five national parks and 18 national monuments on over 230 million acres of public land. Because of Roosevelt’s vision and effort, people around the world are able to enjoy many amazing mountainous scenes.

“Yosemite evokes a sense of inspiration, wonder, and mystique. Some call it magical.”

— Donald Fox

William Neill, who lived in Yosemite for many years and has taken beautiful photos. In his book, He said, “…every heart can find pleasure and joy in this heartwarming, joyous place.” I know I feel pleasure and joy whenever I look up at these majestic mountains.

There are at least 70 named mountain peaks over 8,000 feet (2,400 m) in Yellowstone in four mountain ranges:

On March 1, 1872, President Ulysses S. Grant signed the Yellowstone National Park Protection Act into law. The world’s first national park was born.

In the 1920s, John D. Rockefeller Jr. agreed to surreptitiously acquire thousands of acres of breathtaking scenery around Jackson Hole, Wyo, and donate them to the federal government for a national park. In the end, a successful outcome was reached with the creation of the 310,000-acre Grand Teton National Park.

The process of this deal was a long battle. As Olaus Murie said “There was no such thing as getting together and talking it over.” More click here

It was a peaceful morning, when we arrived. The sky was blue and the reflections of the mountains were clear. We climbed to the top of the hill, and I got this panoramic image :

Beautiful cliffs along the Dorgogne, France. Our canoe and hikig advetures will always stay with me:

Mountains in Peru were breathtaking:

A thousand years ago, it was described as, “the river of poems and paintings” and “Hundred Miles of Art Gallery”. The gallery and paintings were referring to mountains along the Li River, China:

We hope you will join us to share your joy and pleasure of visiting/climbing  mountains and the stories behind. Remember to link your post here and tag it Lens-Artists so we can find you.  

Many thanks to Ann-Christine’s “Flower Favourites” theme and beautiful photos. I just came back from our Hawaii cruise trip, am happy to have the Internet up and running smoothly. I look forward to visiting your posts. 🙂

Next week, John (photobyjohnbo) will be our host. Be sure to visit his site.

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