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Re: Zen in the Jurassic Wilderness
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2015, 04:53:03 AM »
Most of the John Muir Trail is between 7.000 feet and timberline (10,000 to 11,000 feet), and so (the northern terminus is Yosemite Valley, which is about 4,000 feet),...,the winters are very cold with deep snow. Nobody really skis up that high in the winter because the conditions are so brutal. The John Muir Trail trail runs just behind the viewpoint in the previous image of Rae Lakes.
Typically, the first backpackers venture up to that altitude in mid-May or early June,...and, there are still huge snow fields all over the place.
...August is just about perfect, though,...:bgrin:
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Re: Zen in the Jurassic Wilderness
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2015, 08:05:35 AM »
This is the view from the summit of Mount Starr (12,835 feet) of the Little Lakes Valley, about 20 to 30 miles south of Mammoth Lakes.
The high peak on the horizon, just to the right of image center is Bear Creek Spire (13,713 feet)

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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #17 on: August 20, 2015, 03:00:22 AM »
The Crowfoot Glacier a couple of hours from where I live.


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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #18 on: August 20, 2015, 07:10:58 AM »
Some church half an hour from where I live 8)

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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #19 on: August 20, 2015, 07:36:20 AM »
Some church half an hour from where I live 8)
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Always nice to see a place where we can go talk to invisible men in the sky lol.
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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #20 on: August 20, 2015, 07:40:44 AM »
Always nice to see a place where we can go talk to invisible men in the sky lol.

If that was my habit, I would prefer Crowfoot Glacier, it seems a much quieter place :P

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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2015, 08:28:33 AM »
JOCHEN,   
SCUZZI !!!

...So cool,...I have read almost all of Dan Brown's novels (Deception Point, The Da Vinci Code, Angels and Demons, Inferno),...
...Even if you don't care for the plot (some of them are out there),...they are almost all set in Italy,...and he is constantly providing terrific architectural tours for his non-Italian fans. The Robert Langdon character is always addressing Italian people with: "SCUZZI !!!"

...So,...that's the only word of Italian I know,... :bgrin:
...Naturally,...Italian people think I'm deranged,...:dazzled:

...And,...EDGAR,...As you know,...I've always wanted to visit Alberta and Banff,...
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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #22 on: October 15, 2015, 09:01:40 AM »
The view south from the summit of the North Palisade, 14242 feet elevation (photo taken 2015). Latitude/Longitude: 37.09410°N / 118.5144°W

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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #23 on: October 15, 2015, 09:46:01 AM »
Great view , ZEN !
Which camera did you use to make this photo?

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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #24 on: October 15, 2015, 12:44:04 PM »
I confess to being impressed, in OZ we no longer have real mountains, we lost them about 2 billion years ago.

Nice photo,

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Re: Zen in the Wilderness
« Reply #25 on: October 16, 2015, 08:29:16 AM »
Hi, VERTOGRAD and HUTCH,
I didn't take the photo,...although, I wish I did. It was posted on SummitPost, which is a climber's website. In fact, I haven't even been on the summit of the North Palisade,...it's actually a technical climb, and one of the High Sierra's classic climbs (the easiest route is rated a class 4). I'm in my mid-sixties, so that kind of thing scares the hell out of me. You can, however, go to the top with one of the local climbing guide services for about $200.
The view from the summits of all of the Palisade peaks is reputed to be the most spectacular in the Sierra (which is why I posted the photo). And, the Palisade Region is one of the most extreme in the entire Sierra.
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