Near the top of Lassen Peak
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My son, Curtis, and me near the top of Lassen Peak. This is where the trail ends, but the true summit is a little further on. We took the requisite summit shot here, then Curtis (who'd made the summit just a few minutes earlier) hiked back down while I continued on to the true summit. In the background, 75-miles away, is 14,162-foot Mt. Shasta. In order to make it appear closer, I shot with a telephoto at about 300-mm zoom (including 1.6x multiplication factor), entertaining other folks on the summit as I ran the 50-feet or so from my tripod-mounted camera to seat myself by Curtis before the shutter released! Imaged at Lassen Volcanic National Park, CA in July 2007.