WInd River Peak

WInd River Peak
Originally uploaded by anselm23.

I took this during the July 15 ascent of our NOLS course to the summit of Wind River Peak, a 13,192′ mountain. These were views away to the southwest, and we’re looking over the western edge of the Wind River Range into Idaho. The combination of the person at lower right, the snowfields, the bare granite, the boulders, and the distant plains just conveys this vast sense of scale that I never had with mountains before.

The White Mountains in New Hampshire are going to start seeming puny now.

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