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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby vandman » Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:58 am

And this one I posted in the Photothon last week. Classic infinity, poised over the Kern Trench...
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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby windknot » Sun Oct 09, 2011 4:25 pm

Nice shots all! Here's one of Puppet Lake in August 2010:

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby lostcoyote » Tue Oct 11, 2011 4:09 pm

here's one taken in the ionian basin...

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oops, that was done on page 1 already...

here's a few miles away of the lake at the base of scylla. it drops down into the enchanted gorge and then up to charybdis...

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby fishmonger » Wed Oct 12, 2011 4:42 pm

that last one totally reminds me of a place an architect friend of mine showed me a while back - Marina Bay Sands resort in Singapore:

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that pool is 55 stories above ground

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby cgundersen » Thu Oct 13, 2011 8:32 am

vandman: I'm trying to place where you got that shot; was it below the Red Spur, or further north. Regardless, it's an intriguing angle!

lostcoyote: looks to me like the Ionian shot I posted (from 2008) and yours were taken at almost identical times with respect to the snow melt. I wonder whether it looks like that every year?

fishmonger: there's a true infinity pool....

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby lostcoyote » Thu Oct 13, 2011 3:48 pm

cg, it was last year in september. it looks evcen more like an infinity pool from the shoreline instead of where that shot was taken.

a really kewl infinity pool (which i do not have a picture of) is from the highest lake in lake basin right at the base of cartridge pass. if i find a picture of it online, i will update this post with the link.
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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby Mike M. » Wed Oct 19, 2011 4:23 pm

cg: Vandman's "Kern trench" shot was taken from upper Crabtree Lake, just below Mt. Chamberlain.

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby cgundersen » Thu Oct 20, 2011 4:14 pm

Mike,
OK, for some reason I thought it was looking East, but since I could not fit any of the peaks into my mind's eye of what that ridgeline (Whitney, Russell, Barnard, Tyndall, Williamson, et al.) looks like, I was puzzled. Of course, I'm not having a whole lot better luck picking out who is who, but I'll work on it. Presumably, Kaweahs, Picket Guard etc are in the mix.
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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby Mike M. » Fri Oct 21, 2011 4:37 pm

CG: I think the view is toward the back (south) side of the Kaweahs, in the direction of the Big Arroyo (I don't have my map with me; did I get that right?). I took a bunch of photos during the same trip from the same vantage point, and that is what we thought we were looking at. A more open shot, without the Mt. Chamberlain ridge in the foreground, would show the main Kaweah ridge on the right, with the Big Arroyo visible to the left. If my memory serves me, this spot is roughly 8 miles (as the crow flies) SE of where the Colby Pass trail intersects the Kern River.

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby Mike M. » Tue Oct 25, 2011 11:30 am

CG, I stand corrected. I went back and looked at my maps and I think that is Picket Guard Peak at the right of Van's picture.

Below is a more open view, showing (I think) Picket Guard in the middle of the frame. Kern Peak is slightly to the right, with the jagged peaks in the vicinity of Milestone/Midway/Table to the far right.

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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby cgundersen » Fri Oct 28, 2011 10:49 am

Mike,
Yep, that computes now. I think you may have given me inspiration for an early season trip for next year. I spent way too little time in that basin on my only previous visit, and those long views of the Kaweahs and nearby peaks are grand.
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Re: "Infinity Pool" Views

Postby vandman » Fri Nov 04, 2011 2:45 pm

Yes, that is Picket Guard and Milestone to the north. The Kaweahs were blocked by the ridge in the foreground. Van
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