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Post by fishmonger » Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:14 am

Today's inspirational moment - just south of Forester Pass

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The Great Western Divide Sunset Show








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Post by fishmonger » Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:56 am

another sunset scene - a day later seen from Whitney summit

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Island in the sun

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Post by fishmonger » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:47 am

JMT section most people who did the trail will remember

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On the blasted trail

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Post by fishmonger » Sat Oct 27, 2018 1:21 pm

We need more color on this page

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Technicolor Moment

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Post by Harlen » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:32 am

Dude! Yer images are really farout... and man, you know, like, that is, I'm shur, ALL of our opinions man!

We especially love your "Island in the sun" picture, and the earlier shot of the approach to Forester Pass. Are you using a 4x5, or what?

Am I right that the "memorable" piece of JMT is the cliffy bit on the way up Forester? The part that turned around the spring PCT guys I'd heard about, who said they thought they would be killed? Your compositions are really fine man, and we appreciate all the beauty you provide on this thread. Please keep it up. The Harlens.

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Post by fishmonger » Fri Nov 02, 2018 12:59 pm

While hiking, I don't use anything super fancy - Nikon D810 with a kit zoom lens I got years back with a different body, plus an old fisheye lens from the 1980s

Trail is the last blasted switchback on the south ramp of Forester, just before it turns into the ravine that often remains snow covered deep into the summer. Not an issue last August, though. Not a spec of snow up there.

Panorama view from the top of Forester showing north and south approach valleys. Needs to be seen big on Flickr. 12 frame stitch with the cheap kit zoom lens making for a 175 megapixel image in the original size.

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Above Forester Pass

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Post by Harlen » Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:38 pm

That last one from Forester is super-nice!
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Trail is the last blasted switchback on the south ramp of Forester, just before it turns into the ravine that often remains snow covered deep into the summer. Not an issue last August, though. Not a spec of snow up there.
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South side of Forester, with more than a spec of snow in May!
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Post by fishmonger » Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:55 am

Yeah, that is the very top of the pass, just after the big ravine. The section my photo was taken is to the left of this view on the first long eastbound switchback.

The same spot in July 2010 from above

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The first few switchbacks before the snow field

When standing on that same segment of switchbacks I can see the blasted section.

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Entering the blasted section of the trail

Right in between those two areas is the most dangerous part of the pass in winter

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At least one snow field we don't have to cross in 2010

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Post by fishmonger » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:35 am

back to inspiration. See it much bigger on flickr. 10 frame stitch from west to northeast on Whitney summit, August 22

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Above everything else

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