Here we share with you our photo travels – whether they be down the street or across the planet. John loves to share his viewpoint of the beauty of earth… Enjoy! (In order to access John’s photos and the full website – swipe to the left, hover over the PHOTOSBYJOHNGLASS logo and with a click you are in.)
A few years ago, when we were visiting this same friend, John photographed these falls on the Kootenai. This year, the season and weather are different, so the photos will be too. You can see the entire photo album from Montana and back trip here.
John’s blown away by the enormity of the Columbia River. Started in Portland. We drove for over 3 hours along this huge beautiful waterway. Stopped to shoot the sunset here in The Dalles and entered the state of Washington. We hit the Montana Ranch tomorrow afternoon!
Arrived at Mono Lake, unsure of photo conditions – it’s just East of the Sierras and the Rim Fire. The atmosphere was solid grey but we hiked off to the tufas anyway. (Tufas are rocks formed in Mono Lake by mineral deposits from ground water, springs or the like.) The smoke turned to our advantage. We then slept where we could see the lake, just above a bubbling stream and woke early to catch the sunrise.
We are on our countdown to our next 5000, 5000! “5000, 5000” You ask? Our first looooong road trip to visit dear friends in Montana and many states in between ended with our odometer at nearly 5000 as well as John’s photo count. So, from now on our annual photo journeys are entitled “5000, 5000”. One stop on our first is day is surely to be the waterfall at Whitney Portal, just outside Lone Pine – where we will have lunch at yummy Alabama Hills Cafe and Bakery (best breakfast and lunch in town).