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Where is this?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Thu May 12, 2011 11:54 am

Anyone know where this is taken from (and what the area is) and who took it? I pulled it off the web somewhere as research for a trip I'm taking this summer with friends and neglected to indicate where exactly it is. And I'd like to give credit where credit is due. Beautiful shot. Thanks in advance.
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Re: Where is this?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu May 12, 2011 2:38 pm

Normally I am good with guessing locations like this but this one has me stumped. My first guess would be some where around Mineral King but I cannot place it. I think there is software that allows you to input images like this and it can tell you were it is but I don't know what it is.
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Thu May 12, 2011 4:34 pm

My trip that I have planned is thru Palisade Basin, Dumbell Lakes and Lake Basin. Hope that helps.
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Re: Where is this?

Postby copeg » Fri May 13, 2011 6:54 am

From Palisade Basin...and here's the link
http://www.flickr.com/photos/25974668@N ... 044869@N00

FWIW, new the location, but cheated to find the image :D (used Tineye ).
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Troutdog 59 » Fri May 13, 2011 7:44 am

That is a great photo indeed!!! I will admit to not being able to ID the location, but it did looked familiar. Turns out I've been to both the lakes in the foreground (Barret Lakes) and up Catarack Creek in the distance. We didnt cross Cataract pass due to a huge snow wall, but it was worth going up to Amphitheater Lake none the less. I will give myself a little bit of a break for not being able to ID the pic. as it was some 32 years ago (1979) that I gazed upon this view. I actually have an old pic my brother took of me looking over the same canyon towards Mt. Shakespear and Observation Peak at sunset as we camped at the unnamed lake a little further east on Glacier Creek. Thanks for stirring up the memories and enjoy your trip.
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Fri May 13, 2011 8:14 am

Thank you soooo much! What a grand view to look forward to.
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Re: Where is this?

Postby RoguePhotonic » Fri May 13, 2011 11:11 am

I thought those walls were the ones along Amphitheater Lake but it looked so close I didn't think it could have been taken from Palisade Basin. Knowing the MM of an image helps.

Hopefully I will be traveling this area also this summer!
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Fri May 13, 2011 11:23 am

Hope to run into you! I'm a 6'1" "blond". You can't mistake me.
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Re: Where is this?

Postby maverick » Fri May 13, 2011 3:23 pm

Hi SM

I got caught up with other things, and was looking for a photo of that ridge behind
Amphitheater Lake to post with my answer, but I see Copeg has all ready given you
the answer.
Make sure you spend some time in Amph Basin it will be one of your highlites, as will
Marion Lake in Lakes Basin.
Here is an older shot of that ridge close up in the photo, and Amph Lake below it:
http://WildernessApertures.com/img/v15/p748761858-5.jpg
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Re: Where is this?

Postby Sierra Maclure » Fri May 13, 2011 3:38 pm

Whoa Nellie!! Gorgeous. Is that the route to the pass on the right?
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Re: Where is this?

Postby maverick » Fri May 13, 2011 4:00 pm

Yeap.

View over towards Dumbbell Pass:
http://WildernessApertures.com/img/v6/p540556341-6.jpg

View into Dumbbell Basin from Cataract Pass:
http://WildernessApertures.com/img/v8/p46550989-6.jpg

View towards Amph Lake with cornice from Cataract Pass:
http://WildernessApertures.com/img/v7/p493300083-6.jpg
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Re: Where is this?

Postby mswett » Fri May 13, 2011 10:44 pm

This picture was taken in Palisade Basin on the ridge south of Barrett Lake. The view is into the Cataract Creek Drainage. I accessed this area via Bishop Pass and the Dusy Basin. Definitely worth it, and there are some great side trips (Mt Sill access, and a fantastic boulder hop up the side of North Palisade). Hope this helps.
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