Weekly Photo Challenge: Close… to the Edge!

Max Close the Edge of Bonticou Crag

Each summer we travel to visit my sister and her family in New York State. Our favortie place to hike is up to Bonticou Crag at Mohonk Preserve.  At 1200 feet, this outcrop offers breathtaking views of the surrounding Shawangunk Mountains. Turkey vultures soar overhead and wild blueberries abound at your feet. After a long scramble up huge granite rocks, you are rewarded with the beauty of the preserve and the mountains in the distance. It is not a climb for those afraid of heights, but it is just amazing! We will be making our annual hike in a few weeks. Yeah!

A Turkey Vulture Glides Close By

Brian, Devon and Max Close to the Edge

Anni Resting Close to the Edge

Brian is Close to a Vulture

You Can’t Rest Much Closer to the Sky



  1. June 20, 2012 at 10:43 pm

    What a FANTASTIC interpretaion of close! I’m clinging to the edge of my desk, just LOOKING at it. 🙂

    • globalanni said,

      June 20, 2012 at 10:47 pm

      Thanks! That is my son sitting there on the edge so I’m not sure how the camera didn’t shake!

      • June 20, 2012 at 10:49 pm

        I’m sure that he is happy for the proof (you can choose to take that as a pun, if you like. 😉 )

  2. Lissa Rabon said,

    June 20, 2012 at 11:05 pm

    You guys are the great adventure family. Looks like a bunch of fun!

  3. expatlingo said,

    June 21, 2012 at 7:06 am

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

  4. Colline said,

    June 21, 2012 at 8:01 am

    Beautiful view – but I do not think I would be able to sit on the edge like that – never mind get to the top.

  5. Anarya Andir said,

    June 22, 2012 at 1:21 am

    That looks so serene. Wonderful photographs

  6. June 22, 2012 at 6:30 pm

    Close indeed! Both beautiful and scary!:)

  7. July 2, 2012 at 2:04 pm

    I hope you had a nice trip… Great pictures!

  8. skinsphins said,

    July 11, 2012 at 6:34 am

    Yikes and away! nice to see there are other folks out there who don’t mind heights.

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