Archives for: July 2006

Stockholm

July 30, 2006



 
Strandvägen from Djurgårdsbron.
 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden

Sunrise in Reine

July 28, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Rorbuer

July 27, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Rorbuer

July 27, 2006



 
The view from our window.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
Sarah climbing Reinebringen.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
Me trying to copy one of Jason's photos.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reine from Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
Zooming in on our cabin from the summit of Reinebringen.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
Looking down at the trail along Reinebringen's ridge.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
A view of the trail on Reinebringen's ridge.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
A view of the trail on Reinebringen's ridge.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reinebringen

July 27, 2006



 
Amazing view from Reinebringen — one of the mountains next to Reine. It was one of the most spectacular climbs I've ever done. I'll post more photos from it later.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reinebringen

Reine

July 27, 2006



 
Purchase file: 600/800px ($5), 1600/1200px ($10)
Purchase Prints: 8 by 10 ($20), 11 by 14 ($40)
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reine

July 27, 2006



 
Reine at 1:30 in the morning.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reine

July 27, 2006



 
Looking toward mainland Norway at sunrise/sunset - 1 in the morning.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Rorbuer i Reine

July 27, 2006



 
The red buildings on the right are rorbuer, abandoned fishermen's cabins. Ours is one of the ones right on the water. This photo was taken around midnight, when the weather finally started to clear after 2 or 3 days of grey clouds.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reine

July 26, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reine

July 26, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reine

July 26, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Reine

July 26, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Reine

Å

July 26, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Å

Å

July 26, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Å

Å

July 26, 2006



 
Looking down at Å and waiting for the clouds to clear.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Å

Å

July 26, 2006



 
Tent near Å, a very small fishing village at the southern end of the islands. We climbed the pass over the mountains in the background only to get stuck in rain and clouds. This photo was taken at 4 in the morning.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway, Å

From the bus window

July 25, 2006



 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway

Svolvær

July 24, 2006



 
The mountains next to Svolvær. That's a bus in the corner of the photo.
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway

Svolvær

July 24, 2006



 
Looking out at Svolvær from our campsite. Svolvær is the largest town on the Lofoten Islands (population: 4,197 in 2005), and a great place to spend $10 on a bottle of cheap beer while waiting for the ferry to Narvik (one of the northernmost cities in the world and where we caught the train to Stockholm).
 

Categories: Lofoten Islands, Norway

Changing of the Guard

July 23, 2006



 
The Changing of the Guard at the Royal Palace.
 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

July 23, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

July 23, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

July 23, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Gamla Stan

July 23, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Stortorget

July 23, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Stortorget

July 23, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Sunset over Stockholm

July 22, 2006



 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Stortorget

July 22, 2006



 
Stortorget, which translates as "the large square," was the scene of the Stockholm Bloodbath — in 1520 the Danish King Christian II murdered nobility and clergy who supported independence from Danish rule.
 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Hostel

July 22, 2006



 
The outside of our hostel in Stockholm. We stayed here the first night.
 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Erik Thoreson

July 22, 2006



 
The man, the legend — Erik Thoreson. Erik attended my high school as an exchange student and was one of my best friends. I promised him then, 9 years ago, that I would visit him someday in Sweden. This photo was taken during dinner in Gamla Stan.
 

Categories: Stockholm, Sweden, Gamla Stan

Lake Constantine

July 3, 2006



 
View of Lake Constatine while descending the east side of Fall Creek Pass.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Fall Creek Pass

July 3, 2006



 
The view from the top of Fall Creek Pass (12,600 ft.).
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Seven Sisters Lakes

July 3, 2006



 
Erik climbing Fall Creek Pass. This photo was taken at the lowest of the Seven Sisters Lakes (11,820 ft.). Fall Creek starts at the highest lake (12,750 ft.).
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Holy Cross City

July 2, 2006


This former mining town is located on the eastern border of the Holy Cross Wilderness. The buildings (we found 3 standing) are about 130 years old and located 11,500 feet above sea level. We camped here our second night.
 

 

 

 
A small lake next to Holy Cross City
 

 
A gravestone from 1916.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Fancy Lake

July 2, 2006



 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Fancy Pass

July 2, 2006



 
The view of Cross Creek Valley from the top of Fancy Pass. Elevation: 12,400 ft.
 

 
A marmot enjoying the view east from the top of Fancy Pass.
 

 
Mr. Marmot was excited to have visitors.
 

 
Erik glissading down Fancy Pass.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Climbing Fancy Pass

July 2, 2006



 
Erik climbing the pass. Elevation: 12,000 ft. We started at the end of the valley below, 14 miles away at 8,500 ft. The entire trip was 28 miles over 3 days.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Cross Creek Valley

July 2, 2006



 
The view while climbing up Fancy Pass. Elevation: around 11,200 ft.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Marmot

July 2, 2006



 
A friendly marmot along the Cross Creek trail.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Reeds Meadows

July 2, 2006



 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Cross Creek

July 1, 2006



 
Next to our campsite the first night.
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness

Wildflowers

July 1, 2006



 
Aquilegia coerulea, a.k.a. Rocky Mountain Columbine or Colorado Columbine. The state flower of Colorado.
 

 
Calochortus gunnisonii
 

 
Mertensia lanceolata
 

Categories: Colorado, Holy Cross Wilderness