Many of you who enjoy hiking in the Bend, Oregon area may recognize this location. That’s because I captured this image near the Broken Top Trail off of Bend’s own Century Drive. This stunning trail quickly puts hikers in a breath-taking alpine landscape. While the road is rough, the scenery is splendid. Some of my favorite backcountry memories have originated along this trail.
I’ve had countless pre-sunrise mornings along this trail as well as a few family overnighters, with Emma and Debbie. For me, this fine art print captures much of what the scenic Broken Top Trail embodies. The stunning alpine summit of Broken Top, vibrant wildflowers, and the gorgeous alpine tarn, “No-Name Lake”. On the morning I captured this beautiful nature scene, Debbie, Emma and I were camping at a different area of Broken Top. I had scouted this shot the evening before. I had optimistic dreams of clears skies and a windless, photo friendly sunrise. My dreams came true! I awoke early(as usual) and hiked to this location and with a lot of waiting and some wonderful intervention from Mother Nature, the winds stopped just as the sun was rising on Broken Top Mountain. The combination of water, a phenomenal mountain backdrop and a colorful array of alpine wildflowers makes this one of my favorite new fine art prints. This image will be on display for the first time on the night of art hop at Patagonia of Bend on the first Friday in October. If you’d like more information about the Broken Top Trail, check out the following link Broken Top Hike. If you’d like to view this fine art print in person, call me or show up for my showing in October. Please check back for more details and Thanks for visiting!