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Creek Running North
December 04, 2004
Not part of the photo series
Just a shot from my hike today, taken from the summit of Briones Peak, that came out well enough that I wanted to share it. Came out well enough, that is, despite my having to sidle over the the left so that the sun would drop behind the live oak, thus reducing lens flare down to the point where you can almost ignore it.
In case you're wondering what it looked like behind me as I took that shot, this is what it looked like behind me as I took that shot. The big mountain in the distance is Mount Diablo, which I have lately gotten into the habit of climbing. Briones Peak is about 1450 feet in elevation, more than 2000 feet lower than Diablo, insignificant enough that only Pennsylvanians would consider it a mountain.
Posted by Chris Clarke at December 4, 2004 05:30 PM
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"... insignificant enough that only Pennsylvanians would consider it a mountain." Ha, what about us middlewesterners, where the little bluffs along the Mississippi seem like mountains, and sometimes so do the dark cloud banks in the distance rising up to threaten us with their eminence.Posted by: Tom Montag at December 5, 2004 06:26 AM
Ski the Porcupines!Posted by: Chris Clarke at December 5, 2004 10:45 AM
The West does spoil you that way. Now in NY, I lived for years at "base" altitudes higher than any point of land east of the Mississippi. Outside McCall, Idaho at 6,600 ft, Mammoth Lakes, California at 7,800 ft. and Flagstaff, Arizonia at 7,000 ft. I can't wait to get high again!Posted by: OGeorge at December 5, 2004 12:18 PM
And your so-called mountains are HOW old, again?Posted by: Dave at December 5, 2004 04:06 PM
And your so-called mountains are HOW old, again?
Well, I'm not sure about the part that's the same height as your mountains... but the eleven thousand feet or so on top of THAT is pretty young, I'll admit.Posted by: Chris Clarke at December 5, 2004 05:02 PM