HST Community      Mystery Spot

Mystery Spot | High Sierra Topix  

Mystery Spot

If you've been searching for the best source of information and stimulating discussion related to Spring/Summer/Fall backpacking, hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada...look no further!

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Wed May 25, 2016 12:56 pm

Nailed it. A relatively easy hike from the road, and a stunning view once you get there! You are GOOD>

And you're up next.
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/



User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby bigd » Wed May 25, 2016 1:35 pm

Sorry for the delay. Was on a road trip with the family.
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
Last edited by bigd on Wed May 25, 2016 2:37 pm, edited 1 time in total.
User avatar
bigd
Topix Acquainted
 
Posts: 20
Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 9:30 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby Flamingo » Wed May 25, 2016 1:57 pm

OK, this lake has a name, but it's off trail. Where is it?
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
User avatar
Flamingo
Topix Regular
 
Posts: 139
Joined: Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:18 am
Location: Santa Clara, California
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Wed May 25, 2016 2:32 pm

vhsvhs wrote:@ Balzaccom -- That photo looks like the terrain around Sonora Pass, and I think I see Tower Peak in the far distance. Is your photo taken from the northern ridge of Leavitt Peak? Specifically, near the summit of Peak 11845' above McKay Creek -- http://mapper.acme.com/?ll=38.30591,-119.64203&z=15&t=T


Yeah I thought that was Tower Peak too and then this was taken on the ridgeline somewhere up there south of the pass. Nice choice for the game B. All that volcanic geology is dark so could not be anywhere further south that is mostly granite or metamorphic. Also like with my pic, all the snowfields were a clue as to viewing direction that meant southward.

Since no one else has piped up on other mysteries in my image, the peak in the distance at frame right is The Dardenelles with its very distinctive shape. Dardenelles Cone is a bit left. Poking up behind the ridge of Hiram peak is Iceberg Peak and Airola Peak. Then off to the left of Hiram at further distance are Bald Peak and Red Peak. Where I set down my tripod will remain a mystery unless someone does the topo work. An example of a great place to camp with exceptional views especially at dawn and dusk, not in a wilderness so no permit needed, that is a minor hike from the road, and utterly pristine without visitors probably for years because no one would have a reason to hike up to it.
User avatar
SSSdave
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Silicon Valley
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Thu May 26, 2016 8:01 am

Dave

Looks like the area around Dorothy Lake and Ebbetts Peak...
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Tue May 31, 2016 5:17 am

Anybody home here? Just giving this a bump to keep in moving
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby balzaccom » Wed Jun 15, 2016 7:06 am

Giving this a bump one more time. Should I post another photo? OR does someone else want to lead off? Dave? Its your turn!
Balzaccom

check out our website: http://www.backpackthesierra.com/
User avatar
balzaccom
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1460
Joined: Wed Dec 17, 2008 8:22 pm
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby SSSdave » Tue Jul 05, 2016 7:48 pm

Image
Independence Day firecracker flower scenic mystery


What are we looking at here? Yes a famous peak is in view and more. Did I have to hike...yep. Is it a lonely place one will not see any footprints...yep.

Taken this holiday weekend Saturday afternoon July 2 with my 60mm Sigma on A6000 image size 6000 by 4000 pixels. Processed with focus stacking.

Dwarf monkeyflower, mimulus nanus, sulphur buckwheat, eriogonum umbellatum, a few branched tidy-lupine, lupinus lepidus var. ramosus, and jeffrey pine.

David
http://www.davidsenesac.com/2016_Trip_Chronicles/
User avatar
SSSdave
Topix Junkie
 
Posts: 2254
Joined: Thu Nov 17, 2005 10:18 pm
Location: Silicon Valley
Experience: N/A

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby Cross Country » Tue Jul 05, 2016 8:06 pm

this is?
You must register an account and login to view the files/photos attached to this post.
Cross Country
Topix Fanatic
 
Posts: 1220
Joined: Thu Dec 24, 2009 10:16 am
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

Re: Mystery Spot

Postby ERIC » Wed Jul 06, 2016 9:33 am

A reminder regarding the rules of the game:

balzaccom wrote:The rules are simple: identify the spot of the [last] posted photo. If you get it right, you are next up to post a photo of a beloved place you've visited.
New members, please consider giving us an intro!
Follow us on Twitter @HighSierraTopix. Use hashtags #SIERRAPHILE #GotSierra? #GotMountains?
Follow us on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/HighSierraTopix
User avatar
ERIC
HS Topix Owner & Forums Administrator
HS Topix Owner & Forums Administrator
 
Posts: 3108
Joined: Fri Oct 28, 2005 8:13 am
Location: between the 916 and 661
Experience: Level 4 Explorer

PreviousNext

Return to Backpacking / Hiking / Camping



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 3 guests

cron