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Fitness and Photography for Fun - A blog on staying fit by hiking and doing photography by David Mendosa

Teller Lake Trail‏

November 3rd, 2008 · 4 Comments

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Just as I was packing up my camera and tripod the real sunset appeared. I had taken several shots of a modest sunset and figured that was all I was going to get on a rather overcast evening.

But then at 5:06 p.m. the sun finally broke through and really hit the clouds over Teller Lake. I quickly set up again.

Sunset over Teller Lake

Sunset over Teller Lake

I hadn’t hiked the Teller Lake Trail for several years. But it was one of Catherine’s favorites, and we hiked it together several times in 2004 and 2005.

This evening’s hike was cool. But it was quite pleasant because the wind was absolutely still.

With daylight saving time no longer in effect, these fall nights come awfully early. After taking this picture I had to hike back to my SUV for almost an hour in the dark. I got there at exactly 6 p.m.

Hiking after sunset is something I haven’t done for a long time. It was fun.


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  • 1 Patrick Pete // Nov 6, 2008 at 9:32 am

    Love your site and wish I lived in an area with the type of scenery Teller Lake possesses. I usually go to West Virginia to rest and they have some pretty wonderful scenic spots. I am going to commit myself to introducing hiking as a lifestyle physical activity.

    I live in Washington, DC so there aren’t many, but there are some historic spots I think would do quite well.

  • 2 David Mendosa // Nov 6, 2008 at 9:47 am

    Dear Patrick,

    Hiking sure is a wonderful way to get the physical activity that we all need. I make it fun with my quest for beautiful photographs. Other people make it fun by listening to beautiful music on their iPods or by hiking with friends. Fun is the key.

    When I lived in DC I loved to walk along the canal and in Rock Creek Park. But usually I went hiking in the Shennandoahs or to West Virginia at Dolly Sods. Are those the places that you go to too?

    Best regards,


  • 3 Patrick Pete // Nov 6, 2008 at 10:05 am

    I love the canal. I usually walk it during the summer when we go to Georgetown. I hadn’t walked Rock Creek park, but I here it is beautiful. West Virginia is one of my favorite places. The people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful and it provides agreat place to decompress.

    As someone who has had type 2 diabetes for the past 16 years. I have to say in terms of information your site is a wonderful site (it may be the best on the Internet to be truthful with respect to diabetes information). For me, diabetes has been about access to the right information and discipline to use that information wisely. Your site pretty much has it all. Keep up the good work. I can only hope my site can one day be as informative as yours. In the meantime, it will be a great resource for me and my readers to manage diabetes. If you don’t mind, I want to include your site in my blogroll with your permission.

  • 4 David Mendosa // Nov 6, 2008 at 12:10 pm

    Dear Patrick,

    Please do include my sites in your blogroll.

    The two best links are:

    Best regards,


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