Sleeping Lady Mountains

Hey there, sleepy girl …

Ready to go globetrotting? Maybe sneak in a bit of, say, mountain climbing?

You’re snuggling deeper under your quilt now, aren’t you?

Alas …

Hibernation is a hard habit to kick.

Luckily, I’ve arranged a unique world tour that’s just perfect for the quilt-wrapped armchair travelista who is perfectly happy in her current state of snuggling.

Today’s tour takes us to 13 mountains and ranges around the world that are known by the name (or nickname) “Sleeping Lady.”

Enjoy trying to decipher how each one got her name (some are more obvious than others) …

United States: Mount Susitna near Anchorage, Alaska

Photo by Doug Brown via Flickr

Mexico: Iztaccíhuatl on the border between the State of Mexico and Puebla

Photo by Alejandro Linares Garcia via Wikimedia Commons

Norway: Den Sovende Dronning (Sleeping Queen) near Narvik, Norway

Photo by Stunu via Wikimedia Commons

Peru: La Bella Durmiente (Sleeping Beauty) in Tingo Maria National Park

Photo by Yagamichega via Wikimedia Commons

Philippines: Sleeping Beauty Mountain in Kalinga Province

Photo by Gubernatoria via Wikimedia Commons

Thailand: Doi Nang Non in the Daen Lao Range

Photo by mtspeth via Wikimedia Commons

Panama: La India Dormida in El Valle de Anton

Photo by Ayaita via Wikipedia


  1. Winnie Nielsen says:

    Thanks MaryJane for this interesting tour this morning. It is even 35 degrees here in Florida and we had snow flake sitings yesterday morning! What I love about this mornings globetrotting is that you don’t have to sit on a plane for umpteen hours just to see something beautiful. With my cup of java in hand, this is traveling at it’s sweetest!

  2. Cindi says:

    Wow, Thailand was the only one I had to wait a minute before it became clear. What a nice trip ~ and not a single blister or sore muscle.

  3. Deb says:

    I would love to visit them aii in person. But, thank you Mary Jane for the beautiful, peaceful journey from my armchair this morning!

  4. thanks MaryJane for the mountainous tour-needed a break,
    Im sitting here at my farmette, snowbound, we had over 2+ feet snow and drifts of 6+ feet. Snowed here for 27 hours straight, with higher winds than when we had Hurricane Sandy ! a true blizzard ! Waiting for my snow plow guy to dig me out, my car looks like a buried mammoth, and I can’t even walk out the doors, the snow is piled against them. But it looks pretty as I sit inside and drink hot tea and pack seeds for my customers.

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