Words and Images from Ed Felker

Sugarloaf Mountain

4 (2)Today the dogs and I went for a nice hike at Sugarloaf Mountain. The hike is this one from Hiking Upward, about a seven mile loop. I love a loop hike, because it makes me do the whole thing. No shortcuts! Despite being the first car in the parking lot (almost a full hour after the gate opened at 8), by the time we got back to the car there were probably a hundred cars parked in the two lots and along the road. The trail started getting crowded toward the end, but if I had gotten there when the gates open (or on a weekday), I probably would have only seen a handful of fellow hikers.

It was extremely foggy early, and didn’t clear up much all day. But it was nice and unseasonably warm, and the diffused light helped me get a couple photos I’m really happy with. Even though I brought my little Olympus point and shoot, my go-to hiking/fishing/travel/whatever camera, these two shots were actually taken with my iPhone 4S. The photo above is one of my favorite pictures of ‘Team Orange.’ Boy do they love a hike! I predict all three of us will sleep well tonight.

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REVISED…I wanted to get one of those canvas photo prints done of that top photo, but decided to Photoshop out the leashes first. Here is the updated photo…



6 responses

  1. Your dogs are beautiful, I have a puppy and she can have her first walk tomorrow after her vaccinations. I can’t wait to share this sort of adventure with her!

    January 13, 2013 at 2:11 am

  2. Ah yes, king of the mountain. A favorite game for dogs to play! I bet all of you did sleep good after that.


    January 13, 2013 at 4:52 pm

  3. The moment I saw the photo of those two beautiful dogs in the WP Reader I knew I had to pop in and take an even better look. They are so gorgeous! The fog is a beautiful setting, too! 🙂

    January 15, 2013 at 11:42 pm

  4. what kind of dogs are they?

    January 16, 2013 at 2:52 pm

  5. Lawrence McKay

    I am so Happy to see my good buddy doing something with his Life that most people are too afraid to.
    Follow your Dreams Ed, never look back.

    As my Dad was fond of saying, “Do what You Love and You’ll never have to work a day in your Life”. I can see that You have done this Ed!

    We cannot wait to come and see you and meet Sandy!

    Very Best Regards,

    – Larry McKay –

    January 29, 2013 at 9:28 am

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