Reaching The Goal

© Laura E. Swan

Reaching The Goal

Ron McEwan 8/20/2011 9:49:34 AM

You sure are putting the pressure on Kiki and I to return, this is stunning Laura. If I had time I would have taken that trail #1402449

Ray Thoms 8/20/2011 11:03:22 AM

I too am feeling the presuure to return Laura....this is a great image and who knows, maybe some day we can meet and climb these again.....did I say that???...LOL #9616558

Jeff Robinson 8/20/2011 11:23:16 AM

Wow Laura - What a stunning pov!! You sure do live in a wonderful place! #9616589

Michelle Alton 8/20/2011 12:14:47 PM

This is breathtaking. You just have to take frequent rests, right? But OH, is it EVER worth it! #9616673

Neal D. Hatcher 8/20/2011 1:54:32 PM

Beautiful-You must make sacrifices for
us poor souls who may never get to that country-to bring us more of these beautiful photos #9616831

Douglas Perry 8/20/2011 3:37:03 PM

Well worth the climb. What a view!! #9616941

Monnie Ryan 8/20/2011 4:07:12 PM

Doubt my creaky, stiff knees would get me there, but wow, what a view awaits those who do! Gorgeous, Laura! #9617012

Tammy Espino 8/20/2011 6:37:01 PM

I might have to stop every ten steps to catch my breath going up ,but I sure could get down fast!! :) What a view!!! #9617333

Reynaldo D. Reyes 8/20/2011 11:07:47 PM

What an exciting hike Laura. I've only been able to photograph Moraine Lake from below and it was fabulous, and this must have been so thrilling to behold at the top and must have been worth the climb despite the sore muscles. Now you've got the view and a few lbs. of weight loss. Ha! #9617553

Laura E. Swan 8/21/2011 1:32:39 PM

Hi You guys! I'm about a mile from camp in a place they are allowing me to use their "wifi" for a small price. (A cup of VERY THICK and OLD coffee). :)))

WELL I CAN TELL YOU, this HIKE to the TOP of these ROCKS was so hard for me that I ALMOST had to throw my camera gear OVERBOARD! HA! RIGHT OFF THE ROCKY MOUNTAIN! And I mean that! Tammy, you and me BOTH, lady. I stopped more than a BUS on MAIN STREET! The air is so fresh up there but the air ALSO gets thinner and thinner...MORE AND MORE "THIN" until you think you will FAINT. I felt young when I started the climb and well...I DIDNT FEEL YOUNG trying to reach the top...Lol...

In The End, I Was Glad I Didn't Throw My Camera Gear Off The Cliff.

HUGS to all from YOUR "OLD" and sore PAL,
Laura :))) (et al) #9618676

John Connolly 8/21/2011 4:14:30 PM

What a wonderful sight Laura!
I felt like doing that when I climbed the Warrambungle Mountains out west, I was looking for somewhere to hide my camera and pick it up on the way back! I am really glad I didn't! #9618989

Emile Abbott 8/22/2011 9:39:25 AM

Your hiking effort are paying off for all of us Laura. Continue to stay safe and take loads of pics for us. The road down is easier than going up. #9620334

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 8/22/2011 5:06:49 PM

OHHHHHHHHHHH to be rich instead of beautiful...wait wait...I'm not beautiful either BUT if I were rich I'd be there in a heartbeat, NL! GORGEOUS! :-) NN #9621158

Karen Kessler 8/22/2011 6:41:31 PM

Yeah, but the view was definitely worth it! Absolutely breathtaking...literally AND figuratively! :)

Nancy Marie Ricketts 8/23/2011 5:21:57 AM

Laura: I hear you on the aches and pains. We have spent two days in the Grand Canyon and have sore bones just walking the Rim Trail. I wouldn't even hope to make the hike that you have. I do hope my photos will turn out as great as the aches and pains put in for them!

Your photo is simply stunning!!! #9622070

JO ANN CLEVELAND 8/23/2011 9:28:01 AM

Totally gorgeous Laura, such interesting pov!

Love it, go soak in the hot tub now! lol
jo ann c. #9622610

Kirsten Kiki Kjaer 8/23/2011 9:41:40 AM

Beauuuuuutiful image, SSSCWLala. Fantastic composition, light, colors, view - well, actually: EVERYTHING about this image is fantastic.
I wish we had taken that path. #9622645

Wm Nosal 8/27/2011 11:49:02 AM

Beautiful, Laura!
How Many Steps?? :) #9637054

Laura E. Swan 9/3/2011 8:30:52 PM

Hi Everyone. It was a long way up, but maybe that is just MY opinion!!! Lol...Took about about 20 minutes but SSSKiki I bet you could have done it in SEVEN!!! :)))

I suggest this look out if you are ever at this lake. :) I'd do it again, unlike the walk up at Peyto Lake! Lol!!!

Loved your comments! Thanks so much all,
-(SSS)Laura :))) #9651604

Stephen Zacker 11/9/2011 3:37:26 AM

Like the way you included the steps in the foreground. #9792964

Laura E. Swan 11/9/2011 8:50:32 AM

That's how the climb looked from the very base of the trail up the mountain. It LOOKS easier than it was...When I saw the top here I was so happy! I felt it was important to include the steps to show the viewer that getting to the top included a climb! :)

Thanks Steve!

-Laura #9793649

Patrick Rouzes 11/9/2011 2:08:48 PM

This is one spectacular & gorgeous view, Laura! The tones, colors, clarity, perspective & beauty are breathtaking! WTG! #9794115

Terry Cervi 11/9/2011 8:30:21 PM

It sure looks like the hike up all those steps was worth it, Laura! This is gorgeous!! I'll bet you're sore! LOL! #9794767

Christine Lobsinger 11/10/2011 5:53:23 AM

What a fantastic POV! Glad you made it sis... LOVELY SETTING!
Well worth all your efforts- hope to see this one again!
Smiling Christine #9795655

Gina M. Savage 11/14/2011 2:51:02 AM

Oh..but the climb was worth it! Beautiful POV and color. #9802913

Ellen Hodges 11/14/2011 7:41:07 PM

Strictly fabulous, Laura!! Post card perfect!!!!! #9804902

Mary K. Robison 11/24/2011 1:12:46 AM

"I stopped more than a BUS on MAIN STREET!"
Love that expression, Pom! Missed it last summer, as well as your lovely photo with the not-so-lovely-to-climb steps...oh, and that mountain's nice, too. :-)
I'm saying Happy Thanksgiving! even though you celebrate it differently in Canada. Regardless, you're one of the people I'm very thankful to have as a friend. #9828110

Nancyj E. Hovey 2/3/2012 5:42:47 AM

WOW, what a gorgeous capture of this beautiful scene. Breathtaking presentation!

on your very deserving EFP! 8o) #9962791

Laura E. Swan 2/3/2012 10:56:24 AM

Hi Paddy, Terry, Chrissy, Gina, Ellen, Mary and Mumj!

I felt like I was on the top of the whole world when I made it to the top of this mountain. I have short legs the the steps seemed tall to me. I had to stop a lot for survival reasons! Lol....Aren't camera's cool? We can save each other the trip up stairs like this and I am so pleased that you are enjoying seeing what I saw!

Thanks for all that you said!

-Laura :D

P.S. These were very crooked stairs too which made this a not so simple shot finding my "horizon". I had to use the ROCKY! #9963145

Leslie McLain 2/19/2012 5:35:56 PM

Beautiful capture and perspective, Laura. #9991054

Laura E. Swan 2/19/2012 5:41:28 PM

Thank you very much Leslie! :) #9991069

Kitty R. Rodehorst-Hanna 5/25/2012 6:22:13 PM

WTG on this awesome finalist, NL! :-) NN #10150264

Tammy M. Anderson 5/25/2012 6:40:39 PM

Beautiful capture. Congrats! #10150412

Tammy Espino 5/25/2012 6:40:49 PM

Way to gooooooooooo Laurie Loo loo!! Such an awesome finalist, congrats!!! #10150414

Lorna Shutter 5/25/2012 6:45:12 PM

Woo Hoo!!! CONGRATULATIONS on your Finalist Award for this GORGEOUS capture, Sis!!!!! You deserved it!!! WTG!!! Good luck in the next round!!! :)
Photobucket #10150457

Ann Coates 5/25/2012 6:52:02 PM

Congratulations on a beautiful finalist Laura and good luck in the next round. #10150519

Stan Kwasniowski 5/25/2012 7:07:11 PM

Laura, congratulations #10150604

Laura E. Swan 5/25/2012 7:11:01 PM

THANK YOU Pictures, Images and Photos Everybody!!! This is such a nice surprise!

I see many of you got one too!

Thanks for your support everyone! xo

-Laura #10150630

Robert R. Goodman 5/25/2012 8:05:18 PM

Hi Laura,Big congratulations my friend!!!! #10150913

Reynaldo D. Reyes 5/25/2012 9:02:27 PM

This is great Laura, a huge Congrats on this outstanding image. For me, it's something to shoot for someday...again perhaps. So beautiful! #10151098

Neal D. Hatcher 5/25/2012 9:09:16 PM

----------CONGRATULATIONS--------------- #10151113

Ellen Hodges 5/25/2012 9:29:42 PM

Huge congrats on a fabulous finalist, Laura!!! Very best luck!!! #10151159

Wm Nosal 5/25/2012 9:43:22 PM

Congratulatios! Laura #10151177

Phyllis A. Houghton 5/25/2012 11:22:29 PM

Congratulatios! Laura. Makes me want to go there. Beautiful! #10151396

Stefania Barbier 5/25/2012 11:44:35 PM

congratulations on your wonderful finalist!!! #10151469

Debbie Bray 5/25/2012 11:47:59 PM

Wowza wowza wowza Laura-Loo!! What a beautiful image! Did your legs fall off the next day? Congratulations on your finalist, fingers crossed (make a wish) for a big gold one!! :) #10151483

Lyn Darlington 5/26/2012 12:37:17 AM

Huge congrats Laura! #10151533

Mary K. Robison 5/26/2012 1:14:38 AM

Yaaaaay for your Finalist, Pomma-llama! Bet you don't regret tackling those 500 steps NOW! :-D
Congratulations to you!! #10151559

Nancyj E. Hovey 5/26/2012 5:37:13 AM

on your very deserving FINALIST!!!8o) #10151958

Monnie Ryan 5/26/2012 6:25:09 AM

WTG, Miss Laura! Congratulations on your Finalist award! #10152139

Nancy L. Green 5/26/2012 6:56:57 AM

CONGRATULATIONS Laura on this wonderful finalist, WTG!! <>< #10152248

Thomas E. Hinds 5/26/2012 7:14:04 AM

Wonderful Finalist, Laura! What a climb it must have been! But what a sight! I sure hope this resulting photo makes the memory of the climb's physical challenge more better! LOL! Big congratulations! #10152332

Patricia A. Casey 5/26/2012 7:37:51 AM

I have just added this to the list of hikes for our trip in July.....Hmmmmmmm....think i'll take little gear with me though....great going Laura....Congratulations on the Finalist...all the very best in the next round.....Cheers =^..^= #10152459

Christopher Budny 5/26/2012 8:15:53 AM

What a view! Beautiful; congratulations! #10152606

Usman M. Bajwa 5/26/2012 8:27:24 AM

Huge CONGRATZ Laura and good luck up next!

UB. #10152652

Leslie McLain 5/26/2012 9:33:32 AM

Congrats on a beautiful finalist, Laura. #10152750

Emile Abbott 5/26/2012 12:35:39 PM

Congratulations Laura your effort are rewarded with a superb finalist. #10153207

Laura E. Swan 5/26/2012 12:52:33 PM

THANK YOU Pictures, Images and Photos

It's so great to see all of you and to feel your support!

I really appreciate your visit and each comment here!!! The climb was well worth it. Once my legs grew back!!! Lol...

-Laura :D #10153282

Ken Smith 5/26/2012 2:28:04 PM

Hey Laura, congrats on this beauty...gotta love the Canadian Rockies! #10153596

Bojan Bencic 5/26/2012 2:47:58 PM

Fantastic POV, Laura. Congratulations on your finalist. #10153651

Lydia Williams 5/26/2012 3:08:40 PM

Gorgeous, Laura...congratulations on your well deserved finalist...well worth the climb, huh! Yay :) #10153687

Carol L. Fowler 5/26/2012 3:36:43 PM

Wonderful Finalist! Congrats! #10153768

JO ANN CLEVELAND 5/26/2012 4:56:37 PM

Congratulations on your outstanding finalist Laura!

jo ann c. #10153985

David M. Montero 5/26/2012 6:49:01 PM

Congratulations on your Finalist selection of this wonderful capture Laura! #10154374

Wm Nosal 5/27/2012 8:16:22 AM

:):):) #10155356

Laura E. Swan 5/27/2012 8:28:45 AM

You guys are so sweet! (Wm! Ha! Very, very cute! Thank you!!) I am really enjoying this thread. Thank you very much everyone!

Yes. It was very worth the climb. I'm glad you like this shot. I wanted to set up camp right there and stay a while. Not just from the sheer exhaustion but the immense beauty!

-Laura :D #10155383

Daniella Puente 5/27/2012 10:59:43 AM

Congratulations on this great capture, wonderful scene Laura! :) #10155676

Patrick Rouzes 5/27/2012 5:41:43 PM

Hey, Swanee, Big Congrats! #10156169

Chris Ebben 5/27/2012 6:10:40 PM

Reminds me of when I climbed the Sydney Harbour bridge, exhausting but well worth it, only drawback, cameras weren't allowed!!! A wonderful scene, thanks for showing it to all of us who'll not get the chance to see it for ourselves. Good work=^..^= #10156246

Patti Coblentz 5/28/2012 5:26:10 AM

Beautiful, Laura!! Big congratulates on our finalist! #10156912

Stephen Zacker 5/28/2012 6:03:05 AM

Like the depth this has. Congratulations #10156954

Terry Cervi 5/28/2012 10:55:17 AM

Congrats on your stunning finalist, Ms.L!! It's a beauty! #10157320

Heather Loewenhardt 5/29/2012 7:42:34 PM

This is an amazing landscape Laura. Congrats on your finalist award. #10160376

Jill Odice 5/29/2012 11:55:29 PM

Congrats on your lovely finalist!!! #10160698

Laura E. Swan 6/4/2012 1:14:34 PM

Hi everyone. Thank you so very much!!! :)

xo-Laura #10168103

Julianne Bradford 3/2/2013 8:56:11 PM

I can see why this is a once in a lifetime climb. Congrats on your finalist a little late :-) #10594078

Laura E. Swan 5/10/2014 10:45:30 PM

Never too late! Look how late I am in thanking you, Julianne!

HeeHee :D

Thanks again all!
-Laura :D

Douglas Perry 9/1/2014 8:51:07 AM

Great comp and depth. Well done Miss Rose. #11123207

Laura E. Swan 9/1/2014 2:33:50 PM

Hi Mr. Tree. I am sure not used to these new formats! I miss not being able to use spel check, copy paste and share more photos in the threads. So nice to see you and I hope I can figure out how to get over to visit you. :) Thanks so much!! I really like this one, too, as it was quite a climb getting to this spot.
-Miss Rose :D #11123446

Annette Carr 3/16/2016 9:45:34 PM

I never saw this before. Wow. Just stunning. You deserve gold on this! #11447986

Lydia Williams 3/17/2016 7:11:51 AM

Agree with Annete! Well done! #11448029

Laura E. Swan 3/17/2016 11:09:59 AM

Imagine how hard this was to find the horizon with those crooked stairs! :D Thank you so much Sisters Nette and Lydia! :D Good to see you!! #11448090

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Canadian Rocky Mtns
Moraine Lake Hike To The Peak.

Never again! Lol!!! Only about 500 Crooked Stairs
(Okay. Maybe 400! HeeHee)

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Posting This From The Rockies.

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