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Friday, February 29, 2008

Sky Watch Friday

Today we went for a walk to a place that is very popular in Bend and that is Pilot Butte. We have lived here for 15 yrs and have never made this climb before. The weather was perfect for this kind of a climb, it is 1.75 miles one way,And a climb UP the hill. For 2 people that is really out of shape, this was a work out for us. But the view once we got there was amazing. I will post more photos later on as well. Click on the photos for larger version Pilot Butte is an instinct volcano, it is a cinder cone which rises nearly 500 ft above the surrounding plains. Bend is one of the very few cities in the United States with volcanoes located within there boundaries

This is Mt Jefferson from here you can see so many of the mountain ranges.

44 comments:

Juliana RW said...

I like your second and third photos.

Hope you visit mine also :D Thanks

picturing of life said...

wow..blue clear sky. Love it

Will you visit mine Thanks

Daniel J Santos said...

Fantastic view of the mt Jefferson, all beautiful images, well done.

quinTarantino said...

Amazing photos. Loved the first one where the mountains appears in the distance.

Ida said...

Great Sky Watch Lilli! :)
I love number three.
I`m glad that i can follow you through your blog. Nice adventures.
Happy weekend!

Sandy Carlson said...

Gorgeous presentation, Lilli!

Randi said...

To day the snow is poring down from my sky...so this was nice to see:))

Michele (Rocky Mtn.Girl) said...

WOW... What an amazing view!! I'd be standing there forever and I wouldn't want to go home... LOL

Marie said...

Beautiful photos! Great sky watch!

dot said...

I agree that it was worth the climb. You got some great pictures up there. Beautiful views!

Daryl E said...

Lilli, I look forward to your photos each week .. and these are well worth the climb .. :)

Old Wom Tigley said...

WOW
I will be back to read up more from the link and catch you again this weekend..

What a view that is... ;o)

DeeMom said...

The cloud that is a wisp…looks like fishing FLY, as in fly-fishing stuff ;) great bird shot as well

ellen b said...

What a treat today to see all this beautiful landscape the the bird! :) Have a great weekend.

Nessa said...

That lone mountain peak is so interesting.

Paulie said...

Beautiful view! I wish I had gone with you!!!!!!!!!

Kuanyin said...

The hike was worth it--look at these gorgeous photos!

Sonia said...

Wonderful photos! What a view!

John said...

Really Great Sky Watch !!

Angie said...

Hi,
These are absolutely stunning! I bet it was well worht the effort involved to see views like these.Thanks for sharing them.

Petunia said...

Great shots but i love the last one with the bird!

Small City Scenes said...

What a great little climb with fantastic views. Love the photos. MB

Vi Leardi said...

Loved your pictures ...thaks a lot for your visit....see you soon...

lissa said...

what a great perspective/views. I think it's worth the walk up.

Luke said...

amazing group of pictures!

Dick said...

Wow, great view. Why don't we have something like that!!!!!

Anemone said...

So nice...wonder what kind of bird it is ?? In the top there...


Nice weekend to you, from Norway.

Craver Vii said...

A volcano within city limits? Nice place to visit...

Sharon said...

What a view, I agree, it would be worth the workout :)

Willard said...

Beautiful images!

Carole said...

I love the Northwest, and I really love your pictures.

Kim said...

I love the volcano and the mountain, they are both wonderful. I also really like the airplane contrail photo, it grabs the light. Great shots :)

KOSTAS said...

Marvellous the photographs, and post with information!
Have a nice Weekend

Uma por Dia said...

Very nice series :)

Donna said...

Loving those streaks in the sky!

Misty Dawn said...

What breathtaking views and photos!

granmal said...

I'm so glad you took that climb for us to be able to see those views. Simply Beautiful.

Dancin' Fool said...

How beautiful and worth the walk. Is that your camper? I used to have a dodge camper van, similar but not as big, such a great way to travel.

Deslilas said...

Wonderland !
I hope you met a black tailed jack rabbit !

LUIZ SANTILLI JR. said...

BEAUTIFUL SHOTS!

I HAVE A FANTASTIC SHOT IM MY BLOG!

LUIZ - FORM BRAZIL

chanpheng said...

I used to live in the Pacific NW so your photos made me remember my backpacking trips along the Pacific Crest trail and the sparkling air during the summers (when it wasn't raining, although that could be nice too).

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Andrée said...

What kind of bird is that? It's great. I'm glad the volcanoes are extinct: what a mess if not! My SWF is here. Thank you.

Kerri said...

Fabulous shots!! Great Skywatch post!

starnitesky said...

Fantastic views - well worth the walk.