This particular view of McHugh peak is one that I have seen many times. This ridge line is one of my favorite hikes, and I often go up this mountain to think, be inspired, and get some good exercise.
This is the first hike I ever did in Alaska and I remember asking my brother if it was considered a difficult hike. He chuckled a bit and informed me that it wasn't. Out of breath and winded I made it to the top and saw the sweeping views from the front range, and whether I knew it or not, I was going to get used to this "easy" hike.
What was once a challenging hike seems easy, but the views are no less stunning than they were the first time I made it to the top.
12" x 16" - Acrylic with Copper Leaf on Canvas