Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Boiling blue Petrohue

Boiling blue Petrohue, originally uploaded by Bitterroot.

Upcoming photos will explore the marvelous shades of blue in the waters, skies and unexpected places.

This was taken at the falls of the Petrohue River, which comes boiling out of the mountains in Chile's Parque National Vincente Perez Rozales. It thunders through structures of black volcanic rock. Seeing the power of this river, and knowing that we would soon be whitewater rafting on the same water a few miles downriver, provided a certain cachet to this scene! The rafting was exhilarating. As we would round a corner of the river, the glorious Osorno Volcano would appear against the sky in views that made me understand why people over the ages have worshipped mountains.

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