11.12.2013

A Natural Masterpiece

This weekend was... amazing... awesome... breathtaking... This weekend was beautiful... peaceful... perfection.

For three full days I couldn't help but snap picture after picture of one of the most gorgeous places I'd ever seen. It was nearly impossible picking my favorite photos. To partially remedy my photo problem it was obvious I needed to break the trip into two posts - both of which will be loaded with pictures.

As we explored Mammoth Lakes it was crystal clear God had taken this piece of land and used it to create one of His most spectacular masterpieces.

A little exploring led us to several small, brilliant lakes. Each lake displayed its personality with gusto and vigor.
Twin Lakes
Each lake also provided an opportunity to hike around a bit.
Twin Lakes
We were fortunate to run across a couple willing to operate our "good" camera for a family photo op.
Near Twin Lakes was the cutest little outdoor chapel. It was so easy to see how anyone would want to spend some time on the mountain reflecting and giving thanks.
Twin Lakes Outdoor Chapel 
After Twin Lakes we traveled to Horseshoe Lake. Horseshoe Lake provided the perfect opportunity to get Marcus out of the Kelty and stretch his little legs.
Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake
Horseshoe Lake
Marcus kept pointing toward the lake and mountains - my heart almost couldn't handle the awe he was in.
While at Horseshoe Lake Marcus was greeted by a few furry four-legged friends.
Between Marcus, Scott, and me, I'm not sure who was most caught up in the splendor that surrounded us.
On day one of our Mammoth trip the mountains and lakes gave us a greeting that was going to be hard to top.
With exception of reducing some shadows in a few of the photos I did not alter the pictures or use filters. The place was *that* stunning.

14 comments:

  1. A) you are crazy for running on vacay. B) LOVE that pic of M and the husky! So cute and C) can we just say GORG???? That place is BEAUTIFUL!!!!!

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  2. These are absolutely stunning pictures...WOW. This place looks like a little slice of heaven on earth. So beautiful. Glad you all had a great time!

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  3. All the photos are Beautiful. I just love the one of you and Marcus pointing. I love having photos where you can see your little one looking up to you. Precious!

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  4. Wow wow wow! Absolutely stunning! God creates such masterpieces! I can't wait for your next post.

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  5. Ugh, your pictures always make me so jealous! I've added like 100 different places to my "must travel to" list just from reading your blog. :) So glad you guys had a great time!

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  6. Wow, that place is magnificent. Great photos, can't wait to see the rest!

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  7. GORGEOUS!! LOVE that family pic hiking!! This is just awesome!

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  8. Amazing! And how in the world did your hubby carry Marcus on his back like that? I'd be keeled over in the ditch somewhere! :)

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  9. Gorgeous! Glad you guys had a great trip. Marcus looks so happy to be out there :)

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  10. What a beautiful place to spend a long weekend! Such amazing photos too. Looks like a great place for a toddler to explore :)

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  11. Gorgeous! I remember being in awe of the beauty surrounding me on my vacations out West. It truly is an amazing and beautiful part of our country.

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  12. such a beautiful place!! i looove that picture of marcus and the dog. so so much!

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  13. Get that baby away from the Wolf!!!

    You know it is beautiful, but I would have been in hell all weekend. I am just not an outdoor girl. Or a mexico girl, but that is a totally different story. So glad you guys had fun!

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