Thursday, June 25, 2009

Sky Watch: Yellowstone Sky

Running around Yellowstone is one of my favorite things in the world to do but it can also be very tiring. I am not the kind of person that you find out jogging or at the gym, but I do spend a lot of time hiking around in parks between April to December. This, and the low carb diet that I maintain due to the diabetes, keeps me in reasonable shape.
However when I am hiking around Yellowstone I feel like I am old and completely out of shape, gasping for breath on even a short walk. I really can not be too hard on myself though, because coming from Minnesota, where the elevation is pretty close to sea level, it is hard to get use to the thin oxygen of Yellowstone which is at 7000 feet above sea level or higher. The good thing is that when I return from Yellowstone the hiking around home seems so much easier.

13 comments:

James said...

Amazing pictures the scenery is so beautiful. Thanks these are really nice.

Guy D said...

Love that view, what great scenery.

Have a nice weekend
Guy
Regina In Pictures

SandyCarlson said...

That terrain looks challenging! Beautiful views.

Darla said...

Hiking around these beautiful areas is bound to be good for your health.

Ida said...

Great view.
Majestic nature.
Beautiful pictures.

magiceye said...

superb images!

Arlene said...

Beautiful scenery! So natural.

Happy skywatching!

mountain.mama said...

I live at 6800 feet and still huff and puff on those Yellowstone hikes so don't feel bad. Great shots of one of my favorite places too.

Louise said...

The altitude is worth the view for these pictures! If you lived there, you would get used to it. I live at 5000 feet, and when I go back to my home state (similarly humid to MN), I can't breathe when I bike because it seems like I'm breathing water and not air!

Adrienne in Ohio said...

Beautiful skies! And just think, as you're walking more slowly, you're probably noticing things you wouldn't see while running.

dAwN said...

We are headed to yellowstone in sept..cant wait!
Great photos!

We are having another Birders who Blog,Tweet and Chirp outing August 14 in MN with Birdchick
Let me know if you are interested by commenting on this blog post...
http://tinyurl.com/lflskh
or emailing me
thanks ..hope to see you there!

Wren said...

It's beautiful (I've never been there, so this is a treat for me). In addition to the thin air, the grade looks to be a bit steep.

2sweetnsaxy said...

Beautiful! I'd like to make it to Yellowstone one day. :-)