Apr 9, 2007 at 5:43 am #1222733
@hustlerLocale: Ontario, Canada
Tell us about the history of your avatar.
Mine is from my canoe trip around Killarney Provincial Park in Ontario, Canada. (North part of Georgian Bay)
It is a beaver dam lift over.
See "trip report for more pictures"
It is a 15' cedar strip "Osprey" solo canoe.
(there is a spectacular 100 km trail around it as well)
.Apr 9, 2007 at 6:09 am #1385292
Doug JohnsonBPL Member
@djohnsonLocale: Washington State
Great story Doug- and a beautiful canoe!
Mine was taken with a timer during a solo trip in my favorite spot- the La Bohn Lakes on a shelf of Mount Hinman in the Washington Cascades. I just LOVE this spot.
This trip was a super-quick one (baby at home) but I had the time to go wandering and climbing above the trees and really soak it in. It's like Fairy Land up there.
EDIT- picture changed now- see later post. :-)Apr 9, 2007 at 6:23 am #1385293
@naturephoto1Locale: Eastern Pennsylvania
I am a professional photographer and my Avatar is a photo taken in 1993 between about 1:00 and 3:00 AM after Moonset. The image records 2 eruptions of Old Faithful Geyser and the stars as the earth rotated in 2 hours. The image was taken on a 4" X 5" Linhof Super Technika IV Camera and a Rodenstock f6.8 90mm Grandagon N MC lens on Ektachrome Plus 100 Professional transparency (slide) film. The aperture was about f8 and the exposure was underexposed by about 2 stops and push processed 1 stop. The image could not be taken at the proper f stop due to the lens speed. Additionally the star trails would have looked like they were taken in daylight due to the artificial lights that are around Old Faithful some of which run up into the trees.
RichApr 9, 2007 at 6:57 am #1385294
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Benjamin SmithBPL Member
@bugbombLocale: South Texas
Sunset near Thompson Peak in Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains. We were trying to get to Sawtooth lake before it got too dark, and as we hustled up the trail to the lake, we turned around to look back at the peaks. Caught this view just as we passed the last minor lake before reaching Sawtooth Lake.Apr 9, 2007 at 7:30 am #1385300
@scottalanpLocale: Northern California
There are some great images above and elsewhere within this site! It has inspired me to look out for a couple of good ones myself while I am out this season. Too often I capture a picture that does not work in a small format…and I only have candid shots of myself along with other people.
So…my current shot is of the end of a logging road fairly deep in the Trinity Alps. The chartered helicopter flight dropped us and our gear about 200 yards from the China Gulch trail head. Flying from Redding CA up and into the Alps is a 30 minute flight I will never forget! It saved us loads of driving time too! The avatar is mainly for my benefit…so I can remember the good times when I am hunkered down at a desk during the week.Apr 9, 2007 at 8:05 am #1385304
Sarah KirkconnellBPL Member
@sarbarLocale: In the shadow of Mt. Rainier
My current avatar was taken of me standing on the beach at Ruby Beach this past fall. Olympic National park. My husband took the shot of me, it was raining and we had gale winds. Great memory ;-)Apr 9, 2007 at 8:49 am #1385307
Mine is a shot of me standing in front of Havasu Falls in the Grand Canyon.Apr 9, 2007 at 9:44 am #1385312
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
Porcupine Mountains State Park
Michigan's Upper Peninsula
February 2007Apr 9, 2007 at 10:16 am #1385314
@pivvayLocale: Rocky Mountains
It's me and my wife at this past year's 24 hours of rain, I mean Moab. I was racing the solo men's class.Apr 9, 2007 at 10:24 am #1385316
@mlarsonLocale: Southeast USAApr 9, 2007 at 10:28 am #1385317
Adam RothermichBPL Member
@aroth87Locale: Missouri Ozarks
Mine is from a trip I did on the Ozark Trail a week or two ago. I ended up getting rained out but got a couple of neat pictures beforehand. Its just an OT trail marker, nothing to too fancy.
AdamApr 9, 2007 at 10:53 am #1385322
Mark MendellBPL Member
Hey everyone. Learning lots.
Mine is from the summer of '06 in the Buffalo Peaks WA of Colorado.Apr 9, 2007 at 11:43 am #1385324
Brian MarkeyBPL Member
It is with my sons on top of Mount Major in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire. Below us is Lake Winnipesaukee.Apr 9, 2007 at 11:44 am #1385326
My current avatar is from the Durango Trailhead at the end of my Colorado Trail thru-hike in July 06.Apr 9, 2007 at 11:47 am #1385327
David StenbergBPL Member
My avatar is from an overnight trip on the AT overlooking Connecticut.Apr 9, 2007 at 12:22 pm #1385330
Elliott WolinBPL Member
@ewolinLocale: Hampton Roads, Virginia
A shot of me and my wife (Betsy) along Mt Rainier's White River after completing a 14-day hike of the Wonderland Trail around the mountain in Aug 2006.
It was our first long hike (over 3 nights), our first attempt at UL, and the first time our whole family took a long hike together (including Michael age 22, Rachel age 20, and Brian age 17).
Luckily we did it last summer…the trail is a disaster after the monsoon this fall. Latest estimates are $100M damage.
See the forum on trail reports for many more pictures.Apr 9, 2007 at 1:17 pm #1385336
jim baileyBPL Member
@florigenLocale: South East
A fine looking bunch of folks in this community! Mine was taken by my cousin in March 05 near the summit of mt Lafayette in NH where we testing the limits of a Hex 3 on the summit that night, crazy winds and temps with wind chill around -35 below zero.Apr 9, 2007 at 1:29 pm #1385337
Sam HaraldsonBPL Member
@sharaldsLocale: Gallatin Range
Thanks for starting this thread. I've been wondering about many of these pictures for quite some time now.
– sam_hApr 9, 2007 at 1:30 pm #1385338
@havocLocale: North Texas
Capitol Peak reflecting in the still waters of Capitol Lake just below it on a 14er trip last summer. A truly spectacular peak. Best thing about this pic, I'm not in it! lolApr 9, 2007 at 1:43 pm #1385340
Self Portrait on Crestone Needle with Crestone Peak in the background. The next day on Crestone Peak the weather was so socked visibilty was no more than 10 feet. Mini hail and sleet was plinking off my helmet.
But this day on the Needle was beautiful. One of the most fun scrambles I have ever done besides Wetterhon, which was my first.Apr 9, 2007 at 1:48 pm #1385342
@ryanLocale: Rocky Mountains
What a fun thread! Thanks for starting it Doug.
That's me in a cave formed from an old keyhole pourover, Stevens Gulch in the Escalante National Monument, Utah, March 2006. Using a tripod (this was dusk) and an Optio WPi camera.
My hiking partner, an East Indian named Aroh, and I had walked down from our camp just up the gulch to fetch water, since the creek was dry above this spot. We camped underneath an arch at the canyon's edge, one of the coolest places I've ever spent the night in wilderness. Owls howling, lizards all over the place, cacti, poison oak, absolute raw bliss. Stephens is less than sanitized, I highly recommend it for canyon goers.Apr 9, 2007 at 2:59 pm #1385348
Phil BartonBPL Member
New pic is our crew at the Boundary Waters in July 2007. We had a great time. It ain't backpacking but it is sure fun. On this trip we saw a wolf, had a beaver that visited our camp, encountered numerous bald eagles, and caught our weight in fish. Ahhh.Apr 9, 2007 at 3:27 pm #1385351
Nathan VBPL Member
@junkLocale: The Great Lake State
Mine is a Lake Michigan sunset I took last october, near the sleeping bear dunes.
My new one is me in Virginia on the AT.Apr 9, 2007 at 3:39 pm #1385352
Roger BBPL Member
Grenå Strand Denmark
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