Thursday, February 16, 2012

Climb Every Mountain!

My sister and brother-in-law
The Adirondack Mountains.
Hiking up Mt. Marcy was their first date

Climbing Mt. Allen {above} is in their future.

My brother-in-law climbs even when it's below zero.

* * * Brrrrrrrr  * * *

These are photos he took on two recent treks,
..Mt. Redfield and Mt. Cliff...

Their goal is to climb all 46 Adirondack Mts.
God bless them!

Barry's commentary on his recent climb...
"Revenge is mine, and then some! 
A few weeks ago ice on Cliff got the best of me, but yesterday was a new day.  The hike was 11 hours and 18 miles long.  We wore crampons the entire time. Snowshoes carried but not needed.
It was a zen hike for sure.
Redfield measures 4606 feet and is the 15th highest peak in NY.  Cliff measures 3960 feet and is 44th of the 46 highest peaks.  For me that was number 37 and 38.  Only 7 more to go to earn my 46er."
"...Those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint."
 Isaiah 40:31

Thank you for sharing your amazing photographs, Barry!
It's great to enjoy your adventures from a warm and cozy location :o)

Happy weekend to all my friends and family who love nature


Linda said...

Yes Maria - God bless them. I admire their courage and vision. I am content to look at the beauty of those mountains.
Such amazing pictures.

Joyful said...

Oh I've always admired climbers/hikers as I'm not one of them ;-) Beautiful photos. I especially like the first one because glory is shining down on the earth.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

WOWOWOOWOWOOWOWOOWOWOWO That is one brave HUMAN BEING with the eternal spirit of COURAGE! I am a land lubber, and I like living at sea level!!!! I am courageous in many ways, but NOT ON HIGH or DEEP PLACES!!!!!

Hello sweet one! Oh good friend, SO NICE to see your comment tonight! YES, I teach science and social studies in French these days. I used to teach ALL subjects, including algebra in French, but with budget cuts, I teach English language arts and the above mentioned French subjects to 52 students. Now that I have to say, is brave, thank you GOD. I once saw a woman wearing a t-shirt that said:



Be brave.
Be bold.
Teach and love while you're at it!!!!


Jim said...

Great shots.
Sydney - City and Suburbs

Julie Harward said...

Wow, that is so beautiful...what a goal they have and it looks to me like they are both blessed to have found the right mate in life! ;D

Spare Parts and Pics said...

I really like your photography... very well done!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

The scenery is amazing!!
What great achievements, I must not even think doing this :)
It's Friday, Maria, let's hop on the weekend train xxx
Have a most wonderful weekend, my sweet and dear friend xxxxx

francis said...

Maria dearest Thank you so much for the wonderful card you send me .
I cannot believe misterpostman and all his helpers did make this happen for you and me .
My heart is so happy for being your friend . Little Eva stand up in her bed today for the first time ... oh oh oh a week she will be 9 months .
She really is one of the joys of my life ....
Elisabeth had the third chemo yesterday and it went well ( can I say that ) and now we are halfway still three to go .
Her life is completely changed .
Her relation is ended and HE already has someone else . HER heart is broken and she cried and told me Who will have me breast hair .....
I told her I completely understand how she feels but
she is so much more than the breast and the hair that are gone and she will be such a beautiful person again Even more !
Thank you dear Maria for your support

It's me said...

Great post !!...beautiful pictures!!....happy weekend......!!love

Jean said...

Wonderful! Amazing. Congrats on the summits! Lovely pics.

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful photos.

Regards and best wishes

myletterstoemily said...

wow! what a guy! my cousin fishes
the frozen colorado streams in the
winter. i have to admire such "jack
london" men!

Gloria said...

Amazing photos! May God bless their journey with many more gorgeous views. I pray they will be safe, and have a wonderful adventure.

Sweet blessings to you dear Maria.


Barb said...

Barry's photos of the icy wonderland are stupendous. Thanks for sharing them Maria. Good luck toward their goal of bagging the 46 peaks!

koralee said...

Wow...such beauty to be found everywhere...God is good. I am not sure if I would like to be out in that icy weather but it would be worth it to find such beauty. Have a wonderful peaceful weekend my friend...may you be blessed by some sunshine...hugs. xoxo

Diana said...

How awesome! You go Barry!
Love Di ♥

Vicki said...

Hello, Maria, my friend,
Oh my goodness, such beauty in these pictures. Thank you for sharing them with us. Your brother-in-law and sister are brave folks to be out in such cold weather. I know they really love their sport of climbing. I prefer to stay indoors where it is warm and cozy. I hope you are having a good school year. Enjoy your weekend! Vicki

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What beautiful photos, thanks for sharing with us. I hope you are keeping well, still reading your posts in my reader but apologies for not calling by to comment very often, time just seems to get swallowed up by real life!

dcrelief said...

Beautiful! Unfortunately, the only Adirondacks I can handle are chairs! Bless you, Maria.

moonflower20 said...

Wow, these are truly beautiful places! It must have been an amazing experience to be able to climb up the mountain and to take in all these wonders! Truly breath taking! Thanks for sharing your sister and brother-in-law's wonderful adventure, Maria!

koralee said...

Just popped in to say hi and see how you are my friend. xoxoxo