What Comes Down Must Go Up (5 IMAGES) Part 3 of 3

At least in this case when one is out trekking on a hiking trail … in going down on said trail that one must go up in order to get back to the vehicle one has driven in.  There is no other way unless one has wings.

In packing up our gear at the Eternal Flame site, we carefully looked around to make sure nothing was left behind.  Hubby and I then attached ourselves to backpack, camera bag, and tripod bag.  Once that was done, we headed on back.

Distance wise it was not a long hike, but altitude wise it most certainly was!  Once we began to climb out of the Eternal Flame ravine, we never stopped going up.

Turning a corner as we finished climbing out of the ravine itself and preparing ourselves for the intense incline to come, my eyes just about fell out of my head!  How did I miss what I was just now seeing?  OH. MY. GOD.

My eyes had been completely focused at my feet for me to stay upright on the way down.  Concentration being so absolutely complete I knew there was a spectacular view around me but I did not have the luxury to shift my gaze from my feet.  So in hiking down that trail into the ravine I honestly was unaware of what was totally around me.

Which got me thinking.  How much in Life do all of us miss when we are focused or concentrating on something?  My answer.  A lot.

Grabbing my camera I began to take shots of what I can only explain as an Alice in Wonderland experience.  Due to erosion, the roots of the trees on that steep hill showed themselves in such a way that the surroundings did not even look real.

You tell me.  Below are the shots I took with my mouth hanging wide open, that mouth saying over and over again WOW, and my eyes truly not believing what I was even seeing.

LR Eternal Flame Roots--2

LR Eternal Flame Roots--3

LR Eternal Flame Roots--5

LR Eternal Flame Roots-

Now you can really see what my husband and I chose to experience, packed like mules all to get to the Eternal Flame.  How many of you would be willing to do what we did?  And oh, for all of those who expressed concern about my fall, I AM OKAY!  No bruises, no sprains, no breaks.  I did experience an inflammation in my chest probably due to getting totally wet and chilled.  I felt so ill a few days last week that I really thought I would have to be seen in an ER.  Bless my husband who came to the rescue with a combination of Homeopathy Remedies, which assisted my body to heal.

So all in all, this story ends well.  Yes I achieved a milestone by going to the Eternal Flame but will I go again?  The answer is no.  This hike really was rough going.  The good news is I am still alive and well.

I hope you enjoyed this series.  I will be putting this series when I have time at the top of my main menu so that at anytime you can look at the pictures again and read my story.

Thank you for coming along with my husband and I on this adventure!

Photography/ “What Comes Down Must Go Up” 2016©AmyRose
@www.herladypinkrose.wordpress.com

*I am now finished with my 13th garden out of eighteen total.  Taking a break today I am going for my 5.5 mile walk on  PAVED roads, not on trails.  I thank you for your support of my work during this very intense time of my Life and as soon as the dust settles I’ll get back into my blogging routine as best as possible.  That is if WP decides to fix the bug in the system that is clogging my phone, my main efficient and fast access to your blog.  Anyone else having issues with their phone in the “notification likes” section or is it just me?”*

86 thoughts on “What Comes Down Must Go Up (5 IMAGES) Part 3 of 3

  1. Wow, this is absolutely stunning, Amy! I get you with that concentrating on one thing and not seeing the surrounding. I think, it depends. When we focus on things which are not helping anyone or which cannot be changed or controlled then we are missing the moment. But then again we need to stay focused in some way and not wanting to be everywhere at the same time. Again, we would miss what is now. Very important that you don’t look around you while walking a difficult path like you did. But it is a very good point to think about.

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    1. Yes I know. The “feeling” I had in the Presence of these mighty Trees was being surrounded by Divinity and Power and Mystery. To see the way these roots all connected blew me away! This is how they communicate, I would stake my life on it! Amazing experience!!! ❤

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  2. Now that was a scene Amy. Was their any Fairies or Dwarfs among the roots of those tree’s 🙂
    It is an eerie view for sure, not something you see everyday. I suppose if you saw it going down it may have pulled you up from going there in the first place 🙂
    But it has left a wonderful memory, you will laugh about it later….just not now while your body heals 😀

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    1. My body has healed, Mark!!! That is the wonder of Homeopathy when you know what you are doing. And as for Fairies and Dwarfs I sure felt them. You talk about a Magic Place!!! I felt more fascination with these roots then I did at the Eternal Falls. What a way for this trip to end! Amazing! ❤

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  3. Oh, my…wow! WOW! This is exactly what I said when I saw the images of the trees, especially images 1 & 3. You are right, it’s like being in Alice in Wonderland. What an amazing adventure! It reminds me again of the adage: “Sometimes, you just need to look up”. 🙂
    It’s amazing how nature adapt to their environment to survive. It makes me think of what Jesus said to humans: “Oh, ye of little faith” because we have all the wit and necessary body parts to easily adapt to everything. We do, but without complaints. Look at those trees. Amazing. We tend to take things for granted.
    I enjoyed reading the entire series. Humor really comes handy when telling a story and you are a natural, Amy. I love reading your posts. Thank you for sharing your amazing adventure. I’m glad you and your husband made it back without a problem or injury. Best wishes to you.<3 🙂

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    1. Thank you, Anna. I am SO glad you enjoyed this series. This was once in a lifetime journey and I am truly relieved I did not get hurt or my husband. Now I can say I’ve done this and move one. 🙂 ❤

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    2. PS I really like how you related what Jesus said to how those trees are surviving. We do tend to take so much for granted sad to say. My goodness there are people without running water and here in the USA running water is an every day no big deal thing. You really got me thinking, dear friend. ❤

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  4. Love those tree roots. They look kind of evil, don’t you think? Ha, ha! You know me! yes, it never fails to amaze me how far you are willing to go to get your pics and I know I miss a lot of what’s going on around me for sure!

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    1. LOL You and your “evil eye”. To me they look magical and they felt that way too. And yes I will run a great distance for a goal I’ve made my mind up to get to. Thank you for viewing this series, Marissa. I’m so glad you enjoyed it! ❤

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  5. What a thrilling sight. For me, it’s like seeing the family unity of trees. The connections and joining and really dependence between them. We must stop raping our forests for we not only hurt ourselves but also these precious families! I have enjoyed your trek and am grateful to be able to enjoy it with you!

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    1. I feel the same way you do, Carol. The experience to stand in the presence of these mighty trees gave me the goosebumps. Thank YOU for coming along with me on this adventure with hubby and me. I am so happy you enjoyed!!! ❤

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  6. Lovely photos, Amy. The forest looks so medieval. And it’s no wonder you may not have seen it all, considering how treacherous the trail looks. Thanks so much for sharing this awesome scene. I have missed the earlier part of the series, and will now go back and take a look.

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read my adventure, Jet. I am so glad you enjoyed this post. Those trees … one just had to see them to believe it! And I still have the feeling that it wasn’t real what I saw. 🙂 ❤

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  7. I’m back, having enjoyed part 1 and 2. I’m impressed! Impressed by your strength, courage and tenacity; this amazing and beautiful hike; that wonderful flame. I’m glad you are okay, and appreciate this series. Thanks so much, dear Amy.

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  8. Great pics! We don’t think about shooting the trail too often. Glad you did. Outstanding! Sometimes getting there is just as magnificent as the vistas and the destination.

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    1. You are so right. As I found out in the getting to destination and getting back to vehicle, the sights were as spectacular if not more so then the actual destination. What a journey! Wish I had kids to tell this tale to!!! GRIN! ❤

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  9. Those roots are amazing Amy. The look alive. I mean, I know they are alive, but they look like they might reach out and snag you. I’ve seen roots surface due to erosion before, but never to this extend. Now I’m even more happy that you were able to save your camera during your fall.

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    1. I know exactly what you mean, Dan, and yes oh YES was I too very glad my camera was in one piece and had not gotten wet! Standing among those trees made me feel just so small with the wonder of what I was seeing had me say, “Pinch me!” Never have I ever seen anything like this! Those trees were literally clinging to that soil for their very life! SO glad you viewed my images to enjoy the thrill of what I experienced! ❤

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  10. I am also saying, WOW!!! So amazing and agree that the roots look medieval. The details are just unbelievable. Thanks for sharing you adventure with us, I am so relieved that you didn’t get seriously hurt. Sorry to hear about your WP issues. Don’t have a i-phone but have had issues in the past. Have a wonderful day my dear friend ❤

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    1. You’re welcome, Kathy! Yes my tech problems just don’t seem to want to stop. *taking a deep breath* Anyways, I’ve achieved a once in a lifetime photoshoot and now I can go on to other things. YAY! I hope to get outside to get going on number 14 garden. I’m not moving very fast today. Hope you are having a good day, dear friend. ❤

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      1. You sure did a once in a lifetime shoot and survived!!! We have a gentle rain here which the peppers will love. Took initial pictures and will document them as we go. Hugs ❤

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  11. Wow! Amy… My mouth is wide open and I say again: Wow! You’re so right. You were Alice in the Wonderland. Those roots are fabulous. Looks to me like a strong bond between the trees. Wow! You are so lucky, Amy 🙂

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      1. Oh, yeah! I remember that I wanted to wish you a Happy Birthday, but you’ve had the comments closed. It’s late, but I wish you now all the best, dear Amy. I wish you to be healthy, loved, lucky and joyous!
        Love you! ❤

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  12. WOW for a post Amy and the roots of these trees are really amazing 😀
    I feel happy for you, that you waited to see the roots until your way back. We can only stay one place a time.
    Yes, we can miss a lot, while our mind are concentrated about one thing, and again we should only be in one place a time. Multi-tasking is one thing, but then we don’t experience anything in total.
    Much love and enjoy your gardening ❤ Irene

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  13. Thank you, Amy for sharing your experiences (probably more of adventures rather) and wonderful, amazing pictures. I am glad you and your husband are fine from the trip.

    The tree pictures are just like in the dream or in a fairy tale. They are intriguing. Great pictures from the great trip!

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  14. I loved the Tree “up on tiptoes!” I saw magic and happy trees,since they are still living in a very challenging place, Amy. Huge hugs for all the photos and sharing the story. Happy belated birthday, dear Amy. Only a couple of weeks since the 28th, right? 😉 We stay at the same age for a whole year!
    Blessings for continued healing and hope no more congestion or fevers. ❤ 🙂

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    1. I saw happy and magic trees too, Robin!! And thank you for my belated birthday wishes. Next year comes a big fat 0 and to be truthful I am not looking forward to it. Oh well! Nothing either you or I can do about it, right? 🙂 ❤

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    1. Thank you, Karen! FYI … My Mom received her card and just LOVED it. Your entire business endeavor is so highly professional and I just commend you for it!! I wish you every success!!! ❤ ❤ ❤

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  15. I can’t imagine how amazing this was in person. It doesn’t look real. What a wonderful trek you had and you were definitely well rewarded. Thanks so much for sharing this. And I’m truly glad you weren’t injured.

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  16. Those photo shots were spectacular.. Oh so loved those roots.. Wonderful Hike and so worth it.. beautiful Amy, And as I read backwards.. sorry to hear you had a fall but so pleased you are well ..
    Love Sue

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    1. That fall had more consequences then first thought, Sue. That water was frigid and the air temps chilly. The good news is I am alive and will not be repeating an adventure like this one any time soon. 🙂 ❤

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