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Painter Basin
Sharon's smiling, with just a couple hundred ft verical left to the top.


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Voted 10/10

What a cool environment! All the pure white to the horizon. Beautiful.
Posted Mar 27, 2006 5:26 pm

Dmitry Prusspure white to the horizon

Dmitry Pruss

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What I especially like about winter Uinta views is not just this hundred-mile depth of the view but the fact that the nearest objects which one can identify by size - i.e. evergreen trees - are several miles away.

In effect, there is no foreground. In the radius of a few miles around the observer, there is visual emptiness, and the sheer size of this white emptiness is underscored by the miniscule size of faraway trees beyond it. A kind of an airborn feeling.
Posted Mar 27, 2006 11:06 pm

lcarreauYes ...


Voted 10/10

I understand where you're coming from,
it is very wide-open and awesome wilderness.
I know very few people who enter this area
when there is so much snow. Usually,
everybody seems to wait 'till the snow
melts. Nice shot, the awesome emptiness of
the place, and the way Sharon flashes her
wonderful smile. Thanks for your contribution! Keep on smilin'!!!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 4:10 pm

Dmitry PrussRe: Usually, everybody seems to wait 'till the snow melts

Dmitry Pruss

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That's one great reason to ski there, to beat the crowds LOL. Also no thunderstorms, no skeeters, and no mud :)
Posted Jan 30, 2008 5:30 pm

lcarreauNo skeeters ?


Voted 10/10

Yes, I think I like that part best of all!
Back in the early 1980s when my brother and
I did it, they pretty much sucked us DRY.
And then, a MOOSE managed to keep us from
getting any sleep, by producing a low, GRUNTING sound in the middle of the night.
And, I couldn't blame it on my brother's
snoring, either!!! What a wonderful place!
Posted Jan 30, 2008 8:18 pm

Tomek Lodowywonderful area

Tomek Lodowy

Voted 10/10

huge basin, great place !

Posted Nov 23, 2008 5:26 pm

Dmitry PrussRe: wonderful area

Dmitry Pruss

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Thanks Tomek! In mid-summer, the distances don't stop these places from teeming with backpackers and pack horses ... but off season, there isn't a human soul for as far as eye can see
Posted Nov 24, 2008 10:21 pm

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on Mar 26, 2006 5:27 pm

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