Winter can be wonderful!

Atop Double Arch
Atop Double Arch,  Red River Gorge  (Click for full size image)

It was a cold day, but crisp and clear.  Ruth and I set out for Double Arch in the Red River Gorge, one of our very favorite areas to hike in.   We didn’t get a particularly early start, as is not terribly unusual but we were determined!

We met a few folks on their way out but was not a particularly busy trail as December had set in and gloves were the order of the day.

We clambered up to Double Arch and enjoyed shooting some images of that amazing formation for a bit, then climbed up to gain the top.   Breathtaking both in view and the cold wind!  We stayed, or perhaps over-stayed there as the sun was rapidly sinking.  Any direction you looked, it was a magnificent vista.  I particularly loved how the setting sun hit this burned out tree while making the gathering fog in the distance glow.  I love the mixture of late light and misty mountains.

Per usual, we hiked out in the dark, but the vision will stay with Ruth and I forever.

Winter, to those of us who really take the time to see, can be wonderful!


As a photographer and a hiker, I love making images of the natural world. I'm also and avid scuba diver and wannabe chef.

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