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JUST THOUGHT A THREAD OF BEAUTIFUL CLOUD FORMATIONS,SNOW DRIFTS, TREE LINES, ROCK FORMATIONS SUNSETS/RISES ETC.. WOULD BE COOL...HERES ONE TO START.

OLDMARINE SHARED THIS ONE ON F/B....QUITE A BEAUTIFUL PHENOMENON....
kindof looks like UFOs
 
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Mt St Helen's

Before the blast


After the blast


Coming back to life
 
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The new volcano is looking intriguing with the sinister caldera and new volcano smouldering within

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I LOVE THIS FORUM!!! Ponds, Pets, Scenic Photos!!!

Sunrise at the top of the world:






From the bottom looking up.


Road to nowhere



Desert Sunset



Reflections


The forgotten town









Heaven on Earth

 

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Addy that can't be this year for sure,lol!

Lots of great pix! Pecan where is the forgotten town and wonder how old it is?
 
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It's about 15 miles from the NV border on the UT side in southwestern Utah. About 2 hour drive on a dirt road to nearest real town. It is called Modena and I think it is from the late 1800's, it is on the railroad track and there used to be a lot of silver mining in the area.

I think the reason it is "forgotten" is because of the nuke testing in the west NV desert in the 50's and the mining drying up. All the towns out there are ghost towns now.
 

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Addy that can't be this year for sure,lol!

Lots of great pix! Pecan where is the forgotten town and wonder how old it is?
Actually winter of 2009 when we got 60 inches of snow. They hung from the gutter to the deck.
 

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I took these just before Katrina hit New Orleans La. and Biloxi Ms. Look closely and you can see the outer bands of the storm as it was approaching. We were evacuated from the platform we were on only a short time before the storm made landfall. The the first one is my favorite. Every time I see them I think alot, it's where the sky meets the sea, where nature meets man, where life meets death. Only 72 hours later, I lost friends & co-workers, Rescued people and animals, saw mass destruction and miracles, saw the best is people and the worse.
When I saw the Mt. St. Helen picture it really made me think about these. I've never seen the before and after of the mountain and the eruption. I guess the thoughts of seeing them made me think of these, Hope you enjoy.
 

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Here are some photos from when I went backpacking in the Great Smokey Mountains National Forest with my brother a few years back. We got lucky we even got to go in the park because the first night we got down there we stayed in a hotel in pigeon forge and then found out they had a major storm in gatlinburg that had 100 mile an hour winds and closed down the majority of the park due to fallen trees. The only reason we still got to go hiking is because we went to the permit office and happen to run into an old forest ranger who rewrote our permit for us for a different area of the park even though they weren't handing out permits. Was pretty cool.

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These are pictures from the trails.

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We stayed in a shelter one night and built a fire. There was only one other guy there and he enjoyed it because he got to watch my brother (who is an arborist) bare hand climb a tree 15-20 ft or so with a hand saw to get firewood for us. He's a little more adventurous than I am.

We backpacked for about 3 days, but stayed there for a week and did a lot of dayhikes. One of the mornings we got up early and went up to Clingman's Dome to watch the sun rise, it was freezing but worth it.

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Larkin,
Those are amazing, I've only been lucky enough one time to catch the bay of Green Bay like that where you get a deep red sunset that lights up the sky and the water at the same time. For me those are the coolest, and then for yours you throw in the fact that it happened right before Katrina and it makes them even more amazing. I think you summed it up perfectly, it reaches everyone everywhere, my wife has a cousin and uncle who live in LA and my cousin's boyfriend had family who moved here for awhile from NO as a result of katrina.
 
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fishin4cars those are amazing pictures. It is so crazy who something so beautiful could bring on such destruction. Much like the MSH photos posted earlier.
 

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Larkin, those are eerie, scary, beautiful pix all at the same time...............gives me the chills thinking about what happened afterwards!

I remember the day the mountain blew............we lived in Everett, Wa. far away from the blast but that early morning May 18, 1980 at about 8:30am we heard and felt the blast. I thought our son had knocked over a dresser or something in his room. We were all getting ready for church. The devastation that followed was horrendous as you can see in the following video's and pictures in the links below!



For those really interested here are more links:

http://vulcan.wr.usg...evastation.html

http://vulcan.wr.usg...tml#may_18_1980
 

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It's about 15 miles from the NV border on the UT side in southwestern Utah. About 2 hour drive on a dirt road to nearest real town. It is called Modena and I think it is from the late 1800's, it is on the railroad track and there used to be a lot of silver mining in the area.

I think the reason it is "forgotten" is because of the nuke testing in the west NV desert in the 50's and the mining drying up. All the towns out there are ghost towns now.
It's about 15 miles from the NV border on the UT side in southwestern Utah. About 2 hour drive on a dirt road to nearest real town. It is called Modena and I think it is from the late 1800's, it is on the railroad track and there used to be a lot of silver mining in the area.

I think the reason it is "forgotten" is because of the nuke testing in the west NV desert in the 50's and the mining drying up. All the towns out there are ghost towns now.
Pecan,
have you ever watched the show "Ghost Adventures" on the travel channel? makes me think of some of the towns they go visit, and the several that spring up around mining operations and then disappear when the mines are abandoned, pretty cool pictures.



I took these just before Katrina hit New Orleans La. and Biloxi Ms. Look closely and you can see the outer bands of the storm as it was approaching. We were evacuated from the platform we were on only a short time before the storm made landfall. The the first one is my favorite. Every time I see them I think alot, it's where the sky meets the sea, where nature meets man, where life meets death. Only 72 hours later, I lost friends & co-workers, Rescued people and animals, saw mass destruction and miracles, saw the best is people and the worse.
When I saw the Mt. St. Helen picture it really made me think about these. I've never seen the before and after of the mountain and the eruption. I guess the thoughts of seeing them made me think of these, Hope you enjoy.
I forgot to mention in my above post, sorry to hear that you had to live through that. I'm sure it was one of the best times (being able to see the best in people and miracles, whenever I get to see that it restores your faith in man, and unfortunatly it is usually brought out most by tragedy of some kind) and the worst times having to lose people you knew, were close to, to see the destruction and the times you got to witness people at their worst. I don't believe any of the people I know who were down there had to experience that.

Larkin, those are eerie, scary, beautiful pix all at the same time...............gives me the chills thinking about what happened afterwards!

I remember the day the mountain blew............we lived in Everett, Wa. far away from the blast but that early morning May 18, 1980 at about 8:30am we heard and felt the blast. I thought our son had knocked over a dresser or something in his room. We were all getting ready for church. The devastation that followed was horrendous as you can see in the following video's and pictures in the links below!
JW,
thats crazy that you were close enough to experience that, but at least you guys were far enough away that you were not in danger.
 
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There is nothing more beautiful than nature or as destructive.
 

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One thing you can say about all the picsyou see on here as it is like a mini vacation with each one
 
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