Meadowmom

Meadowmom

Posted on 11/01/2013


Photo taken on July 17, 1959


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High Sierra: Mt. Gayley at dawn. 12,000 ft. elevation.

High Sierra: Mt. Gayley at dawn. 12,000 ft. elevation.
(Looking southeast over the White-Inyo Range toward Death Valley...this is a 55 year old Kodachrome slide.)

Well, I've been bending your ear about Death Valley for quite a while.
Now let me blather a little about the High Sierra.

The Sierra Nevada Range is the creator of Death Valley and many more thousands of square miles of desert in eastern California and Nevada. Forming a barrier from 11,000 to 14,500 ft. high, it catches much of the moisture rolling in from the Pacific Ocean, throwing a gigantic "rain shadow" to the east.

In California, mountain lovers refer to the Sierra Crest as simply "the high country." It is exquisitely beautiful. Though now, at age 83, I'm not backpacking any more, I was lucky to spend a significant amount of time there in my youth.

Allow me to show you some old Kodachromes (and a few newer photos).

Tim Hanko, tiabunna, Peter Van Der Houwen, Elbertinum have particularly liked this photo


6 comments - The latest ones
Chrissy S
Chrissy S
Very beautiful
4 years ago.
Elbertinum
Elbertinum
Schön - dass du das alles sehen und fotografieren kannst - so können wir ein wenig an deiner Freude teilnehmen - danke :-)
4 years ago.
Peter Van Der Houwen
Peter Van Der Houwen
Wonderful light!
4 years ago.
Evergreengirl
Evergreengirl
To have been there and experienced this in person must have been an incredible moment. Looking forward to seeing more of your pictures from these days.
4 years ago.
Pam J
Pam J
Oh Laurie... this is simply glorious. The Belt of Venus through the cut is extra special....
4 years ago.
tiabunna
tiabunna
What a marvellous twilight photo. The old slide still looks good, I'll also be looking forward to more. :)
4 years ago.