Earth - Allie Kelley
Olympus Through the Mist

Olympus Through the Mist

The mountain to my left felt deceivingly close. As I ascended into the valley and up the ridgeline from which I took this photo, I saw thin trails of switchbacks winding across the opposite mountain. Surely, these paths must connect. As I got closer, the switchbacks appeared more defined, yet suddenly, they stopped. The mountain dropped off into a chasm of space between us. Looking all around for a safe passage, my chances were slim as each path led to an abrupt ledge. The only creature I imagine that could have created the paths I saw were the rarely seen mountain goats who surprisingly hike better than most humans.

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