Monday, August 31, 2009

To Mt. Vrtaca

I believe that there is a subtle magnetism in Nature,

which, if we uncousciously yield to it,

will direct us aright. (H. D. Thoreau)

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To the Karawanken Mountains

From the Ljubelj Pass by seat lift

to the Hut on Zelenica.

View of Mt. Vrtaca from the hut.

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Thursday, August 27, 2009

The Astental Valley

When summer gathers up her robes of glory, and like a dream of glory glides away. (S. H. Power Whitman)

Aproaching the Sadnighaus (1880 m), where the bus was waiting for us.

The Astental Valley.

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The Astental Valley

The Astental Valley, 1880 m.

The Astenbach brook.

Thousand have lived without love, not one without water. (W. H. Auden)

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It is still there in heart and soul, the walk, the hills,

the sky, the solitary pain and pleasure - they will grow larger, sweeter, lovelier in days and years to come. (Edward Abbey)

Descending to the Astental Valley.

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In the Goldberg Group Mountains

Tis distance lends enchantment to the view,
And robes the mountain in its azure hue. (Thomas Campbell)

My God is the God of walkers. If you walk hard enough, you probably don't need any other god. (Bruce Chatwin)

If you can find a path with no obstacle, it probably doesn't lead anywhere. (Frank A. Clark)
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The Sadnig Scharte Pass

Snow below the pass.

Those who dwell among the beauties and mysteries of the earth are never alone or weary of life. (Rachel Carson)

Our way is not soft grass, it's a mountain path with lots of rocks. But it goes upward, forward, toward the sun. (Ruth Westheimer)

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Monday, August 24, 2009

To See a World

To see a world in a grain of sand and a heaven in a wild flower.

Hold infinity in the palms of your hand

and eternity in an hour. (William Blake)

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High up

High up there on Sadnig ... up there on Makering ...

and on the horizon , on Rote Wand and on Sandfeldkopf

yes, there I had indeed a wonderful stay. (From a song from Sadnig mountain pastures)

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Mountains are earth's undecaying monuments. (Nathaniel Hawthorne)

In the Goldberg Group of mountains.

Aproaching the Sadnig Scharte pass, 2484 m.

Hohe Tauern

Crossing a mountain stream.

Walking in the National Park Hohe Tauern.

The joy of walking.

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Hiking in the Hohe Tauern

Fraganter Hutte, 1817 m.

Larch tree at the hut.

I measure your health by the number of shoes and hats and clothes you have worn out. (R. W. Emerson)

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From Innerfragrant across Sadnig Scharte Pass to Astental

Innerfragrant, 1112 m.

I dream of hiking into my old age. (Marlyn Doan)

I have two doctors, my left leg and my right. (G. M. Trevelyan)

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