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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby vandman » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:44 am

Lost Coyote, Was this taken at the lake between Martha Lake and the SW shoulder of Mt. Goddard? Or was it taken above the large lake 10,232 south of Mt. Reinstein? The western section of Ionian Basin is all metavolcanic metmamorphic rock, and these photos look like some of it. Not sure what kind of rock it is, since I'm not a geologist, but it looks like some of the rock in The Goddard Pendant, which can be red, green, white, black, gray, and rust colored.

Here's a shot I took of an interesting rock wall with a quartz intrusion. I also found some samples of marble in this location at lake 12,200. The other shots are of the metavolcanic rock between Martha lake and Ionian Basin.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:24 pm

This is what happens when you leave your camera at camp when friends are around.

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby rlown » Mon Jun 20, 2011 6:22 pm

you need new friends.. :)

thanks for the complementary black bar though..
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:33 pm

I found another pic from our Lyle Fork of the Merced trip that almost nobody thought anything of. If you saw the area to the right like I did you might conclude as I that the broken tree (and those in the background) were an old avalanche result.
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby rlown » Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:43 pm

Now, if you add cow bones to that pic, like I saw in the upper drainage of the Mokolunme we could talk..
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby Cross Country » Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:15 pm

Cows never get close to here (thank god).
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby RoguePhotonic » Tue Jun 21, 2011 6:24 am

Little Lakes Valley:

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby vandman » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:33 am

Nice shot Rogue, I can feel the cool, fresh High Sierra air in my lungs looking at this view!
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby vandman » Tue Jun 21, 2011 8:59 am

VIVA LA SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!! Keep it alive!

This shot was taken at sunset in the western Ionian Basin near lake 12,300 at the base of Mt. Goddard, looking south toward Blue Canyon. Finger Peak and the White Divide is on the right. Not sure which peak is illuminated on the left...Blue Canyon Peak? Tunemah? SEKI August 2010
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby lostcoyote » Tue Jun 21, 2011 4:18 pm

vandman wrote:Lost Coyote, Was this taken at the lake between Martha Lake and the SW shoulder of Mt. Goddard? Or was it taken above the large lake 10,232 south of Mt. Reinstein?


neither one.

in your latest picture posted (lake 11818 with finger peak beyond)
the pink colored rock is around 11750 in elevation...
it's just below the small tarn just south of lake 11818...
just west of the creekbed right before the elevation begins to drop off to lake 10220.

never seen pink rock like that before.
speaking of pink...

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lake 11818
(john dittli's got an outstanding panorama taken from the same date, time, & place)
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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby fishmonger » Wed Jun 22, 2011 5:41 am

I call this my "Mono Kraken" - 1989, long ago, when the water was much lower than today.

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Re: SIERRA INSPIRATION PHOTOTHON!

Postby vandman » Wed Jun 22, 2011 6:37 am

lostcoyote wrote:
vandman wrote:Lost Coyote, Was this taken at the lake between Martha Lake and the SW shoulder of Mt. Goddard? Or was it taken above the large lake 10,232 south of Mt. Reinstein?



in your latest picture posted (lake 11818 with finger peak beyond)
the pink colored rock is around 11750 in elevation...


my last shot was taken above this small lake which is at about 12,200. Now I know the area you're talking about, but I haven't explored (not yet) between Ionian and lake 10,232. The rock in Ionian is messed up.
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