This week's word mountains metaphorically left me a 'mountain to climb' since I had to reduce my choices to a manageable number. Out went Table Top – sorry Cape Town, out went many Colorado shots ( let's face it Colorado IS mountains!), out went bonnie Scotland, land of my birth…
The carving of the presidents' heads were finished in 1941, and a unique travel destination awaits you if you visit them in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
I think of Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps, as a very shy lady. At 4,810metres the top is more often than not hidden by a cheeky, protective, cloud, even if the the rest of the sky is an iridescent blue. Take the Mont Blanc Tramway up to near the edge of one of the glaciers. Stunning!!
The Swiss have long been world famous for all manner of engineering, especially where mountains are involved. Want to to push a motorway through one- no problem. Want a railway up one, no problem. Want a extensive network of chairlifts, no problem. Not surprising then to be able to go up to The Top Of Europe or Jungfraujoch yes! That's a poster of where you will end up. Beware ear popping and mild altitude sickness for some.
Back to North America and a favourite of mine- the Superstition Mountains. Great for hiking and more gentle walks. The photograph below is taken from Goldfield and old gold mining town, which has been preserved as a tourist spot.
Superstition mountains backdrop- a typical bluer than blue Arizona sky.
Staying in North America but driving north from Arizona to Colorado the grandness knows no bounds when it comes to mountains.
Telluride is a popular resort in all seasons.