02 July 2009

Mountain Trails


This picture was taken at a place close to Haldummulla on the way to Haputhale. The mountain and the surrounding are quite scenic especially with the mist coming from one side.

This area is a great place for hikers as there are endless hiking routes connecting many places. You may find lots of streams, waterfalls and hills along these paths. Climate is also very soothing, not so cold not so warm.

20 comments:

Harumi said...

What a lot of greenery.. can't even count the number of green shades I see.. =D

Lanka sure is an evergreen paradise. ^__^ Thanks for the info and the great pic!

sbarrkum said...

I am too green with jealousy to comment.
You and Jaliya out at lankareviewed got it made.
Wish I was back home.

deborah matlack said...

Awesome!! Peace and blessings from Brooklyn, New York to your wonderful paradise. Great pictures.

Chavie said...

That's a lovely Photograph K! Kinda reminds me of Hantana... :)

rainfield61 said...

I am starting to believe that SL and Penang are siblings. If you have hiked, or are going to, then I'll enjoy a closer feel on the place.

betchai said...

it sounds like a hiking paradise indeed, i love the picture, the mist created a dramatic touch to the picture.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Harumi,
Yep not as easy as counting the hues like the post on Sea and Lagoon. :)
Lots of greenery in this parts of the country!

Sbarrkum,
You can always come back and enjoy this beauty anytime :)
I saw Jaliya's site too. thanks for the link and lots of good information!

Deborah,
Peace and blessings from Sri Lanka too.
Saw your blog too. Keep it up :)

Chavie,
Yep. It is quite close to Hanthana. the difference is not many people hiking here.

Rainfield61,
Me too quite impressed with Penang thanks to your weblog!
I'll upload more closer views soon! Planning to do a hike in the hillcountry soon.

Betchai,
Yep it is indeed a paradise for hikers. I like misty mountains a lot!!

Thanks all for your wonderful comments!

Harumi said...

Ya for sure! =D

And like Chavie says my first impression of the pic too was Hanthane.. cuz of the shape and shades. It's amazing there are look-alikes for peaks too. =D

George said...

I like the way you have captured the mist settling over the top of the mountain.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Harumi,
Yes. definitly a look alike for hanthane. Can be distant cousins :)
I do not know the exact name of the mountain but this is one of the peaks South of Horton.

George,
Yes these mountains are always misty and pictures always look very attractive!

Thanks both for your comments!

Marju said...

Beautiful!!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Thanks for visiting my blog and for your comments Marju!

Freedom said...

This picture reminds me of home!
Enjoyed reading your blog.

Gallicissa said...

FOGSL once did a trip to this area and I missed it. I must join them next time as I heard the area is good for birds too.

Kirigalpoththa said...

Freedom,
Thanks for your comments and glad you enjoyed this blog.

Gallicissa,
Pity you missed that trip. Try to make it next time.. I have seen many birds this area although I'm not that good in identifying them. A lot of migratory birds also visit these area..I guess.
Tks for your comments.

Greyscale Territory said...

The mist creates a magical blue haze over the mountain! Delightful!

eileeninmd said...

What a beautiful place, I love all the green looks so lush. Thansk for sharing your scenic Sunday.

JOE TODD said...

Beautiful photo but the climate sounds perfect

Neil Tasker said...

I'm amazed by this pic. It could be taken in Scotland!

Kirigalpoththa said...

Greyscale Territory,
Yes I love mist and the mountains:)

Eileeninmd,
You are welcome..This is one of the most enthralling hiking area in my country.

Joe Todd,
Thanks for dropping by and for your comments..Yes the climate is just perfect for hiking.

Neil,
Yes..I have not being to Scotland but seen similar places in Wales.. :)

Thanks all for your comments!