On the Road is a weekday feature spotlighting reader photo submissions. From the exotic to the familiar, whether you’re traveling or in your own backyard, we would love to see the world through your eyes.
This series was created by Alain Chamot (1971-2020).
Good Morning All,
This weekday feature is for Juicers who are are on the road, traveling, or just want to share a little bit of their world via stories and pictures. So many of us rise each morning, eager for something beautiful, inspiring, amazing, subtle, of note, and our community delivers – a view into their world, whether they’re far away or close to home – pictures with a story, with context, with meaning, sometimes just beauty. By concentrating travel updates and tips here, it’s easier for all of us to keep up or find them later.
So please, speak up and share some of your adventures and travel news here, and submit your pictures using our speedy, secure form. You can submit up to 7 pictures at a time, with an overall description and one for each picture.
You can, of course, send an email with pictures if the form gives you trouble, or if you are trying to submit something special, like a zipped archive or a movie. If your pictures are already hosted online, then please email the links with your descriptions.
For each picture, it’s best to provide your commenter screenname, description, where it was taken, and date. It’s tough to keep everyone’s email address and screenname straight, so don’t assume that I remember it “from last time”. More and more, the first photo before the fold will be from a commenter, so making it easy to locate the screenname when I’ve found a compelling photo is crucial.
Have a wonderful day, and enjoy the pictures!
The form is wonky, so if you use it and don’t get feedback that it was successful, please let me know and submit the pictures and details via email. I hope to get that solved soon. Thanks for your patience.
Today, pictures from valued commenter StringOnAStick.
This came in last December, right after Christmas. One of the many, many readers and commenters who sent kind, encouraging words, and who I didn’t reply to, most likely. I’m sorry to all you wonderful folks, and as I work through the backlog of submissions from that time, I’ll make sure to thank you all again. It really helped me.
These 4 photos are from a hike up Mt. Massive in the early summer. The Pika is a little hard to see but given how hard it is to see a cell phone screen in the bright glare of the sun (and with age-related far sightedness too), I was just aiming in the general direction and hoping I got it right; so, pretty close. The Mountain Goat and her baby were so used to hikers that they didn’t seem concerned at all about the number of people hiking to the summit; they weren’t very far off the trail though there is a bit of zoom in use here to get that photo. The other two photos are looking towards the SW from the upper trail.
God I miss Colorado! I don’t think I’ll be able to make it this year, but wild horses won’t be able to keep me from at least two visits next year. Seeing those two cold lakes teeming with cutthroat trout is making my mouth water, and my arm-a-twitch! I’ve still got all my flies from Colorado, so I’m sure I could match the hatch or throw in a nice terrestrial.
Thank you so much, StringOnAStick, do send us more when you can.
Travel safely everybody, and do share some stories in the comments, even if you’re joining the conversation late. Many folks confide that they go back and read old threads, one reason these are available on the Quick Links menu.