Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Mountains Loom...


The Mountains Loom..., originally uploaded by ParsecTraveller.

In this view, we see the incredible High Sierra jutting up from the desert. I took this photo on a drive back in July near Bishop, California.

On this particular drive, we left the hotel where it was 97 degrees. Upon reaching the trailhead at over 9000 feet, it was 70 degrees! Up at the lakes, clouds rolled in, wind blew, and we were forced to put on jackets. California is the place to be if you like climatic variation!

3 comments:

Dan said...

Very nice. The road reminds me of fear and loathing in Las Vegas.

I've never been to mountains of any kind before. I'll have to get on it!

tina said...

They do loom. Dan, you have never been to the Adirondicks? Those are not quite so big but I hear still pretty big. You must go sometime.

Susy said...

I have always loved the retro look of the national forest signs.