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Desolation Valley view, 1.5 miles east of Pyramid Peak, Aug. 9th, 2004. Desolation?! Ropi Lake is pictured here, looking to the west. Truth is, this is the upper limit of more-or-less mature size trees in this area - the Lake Aloha area, just 500 vertical feet higher and just over one mile farther north, really is desolate.

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chskierOrientation

chskier

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Do you mean 1.5 miles east of Pyramid looking west? Extremely interesting shot. Thanks much.
Posted Oct 4, 2004 10:10 pm

Don NelsenRe: Orientation

Don Nelsen

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oops! Yes, thanks for catching that. I'll correct the text.



dn
Posted Oct 4, 2004 10:51 pm

wuedesaudesolation

wuedesau

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Looks like paradise to me!
Posted Nov 1, 2004 2:28 pm

Don NelsenRe: desolation

Don Nelsen

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Thank you for the comment! Yes, it is a wonderful place, though now buried by over three meters of snow with more falling by the day.



It is a most interesting place, also, from a geological standpoint. Your profile says you are a geologist so you may appreciate this: The very hard and dense granite rocks still retain a polish left over from the ice age glaciers of over ten thousand years ago!



Best regards,



Don
Posted Nov 1, 2004 11:56 pm

rpchelluva shot!!

rpc

Voted 10/10

great shot Don.
Posted Nov 1, 2004 7:55 pm

Don NelsenRe: helluva shot!!

Don Nelsen

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Thanks, Radek. sometimes ya just get lucky!



don
Posted Nov 2, 2004 12:03 am

GreggArchitectLove those lakes!

GreggArchitect

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I camped out on the eastern edge of Ropi last time out last year, and love this picture you posted. I can't wait for the snow to melt and for the blue and green to be seen again. That series of lakes is heaven on earth! Thanks for posting! See you in the back country! ~Gregg
Posted May 16, 2006 5:48 pm

ppergandeCool Picture!

ppergande

Voted 10/10

This would make an interesting jigsaw puzzle.
Posted Mar 15, 2007 2:53 am

Don NelsenRe: Cool Picture!

Don Nelsen

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Thanks for the compliment! - Agreed, an interesting puzzle, but a VERY difficult one!
Posted Mar 15, 2007 2:58 pm

tooantsybeautiful!

tooantsy

Voted 10/10

gorgeous, I love this area!
Posted Feb 24, 2009 3:48 pm

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