Broken Top Winter
Saturday 31 March 2012 — Category: Other Photographers
As I wrote in an article earlier in the month, reading books by Oregon-trailguide author William Sullivan has been inspiring me to work out more in order to prepare for the upcoming photo-hiking season. I had also mentioned that I am currently working through one of his newer books, Oregon Favorites: Trails and Tales.
Just the other evening I got to a chapter near the end of the book in which he describes a winter snow hike that he and some friends took around the volcanic 9,175-foot Broken Top mountain in the Oregon Cascades. He recounted how the adventure was even filmed for the Oregon Field Guide (OFG) program by Oregon Public Broadcasting (OPB).
It’s a fascinating story, and it got me wondering if the OPB Web site had that episode of OFG online. After a bit of searching, lo and behold, I found it! And OPB was even nice enough to enable embedding, so you can watch the nine-and-a-half-minute video right here!
Of course, Bill and his friends are way beyond my league when it comes to physical strength and endurance, but at least I can follow in their footsteps in my own feeble capacity. And with all of his excellent hiking guides for the state of Oregon, I’ll never be at a loss for a great place to go exploring and taking pictures.
Even if you don’t live in Oregon or enjoy hiking, I have to recommend again these two adventure books Bill has written about his exploits. He is a very talented writer, so they are very enjoyable reads and great stories! my new birthday t-shirt proclaims: The Mountains Are Calling and I Must Go!
Photos copyright by William L. Sullivan from www.oregonhiking.com. Used by permission.