Touching the Moon


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Touching the Moon captured at Guadalupe Mountains National Park.

The moon’s beauty holds a mysterious awe for all of us I imagine. Sitting 238,900 miles (384,400 km) from Earth, its silent grandeur can be hypnotizing.

The moon is rarely present during a day hike, let alone follows me when I’m hiking, as it did on this day where the moon stayed with Mel, my hiking partner and I every step and stop we made along the McKittrick Canyon Trail in the Guadalupe Mountains National Park. It’s presence finally left us around the noon hour.

I kept checking over my left shoulder often to see its position. This capture was a once in a lifetime opportunity of the moon right above this small hill along the trail making it appear like the moon was in reaching distance to touch it if you hiked up the ridge. If only we could all reach for the moon so easily.


Photograph – © Christena Stephens Photography

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