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show me your talus, impress me

Postby David Senesac » Mon Jan 16, 2012 10:40 pm

Yeah an image with some humungo boulders. :o Impressive talus field of it. Not a pic of distant talus off across some canyon but a pic with at least some near frame tonnage too. Rock glacier apron yah. Like the stuff in Goethe Cirque or below Topsy Turvy Lake. Even better if some people are in the pic for scale.

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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby splattski » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:09 pm

Small talus in the trail to the Lower Saddle of the Grand Teton. Look closely for the cairn.
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby Tonka » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:31 pm

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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby lcarreau » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:40 pm

Everybody KNOWS that quality is better than quantity, and a few well-placed boulders never hurt anyone ..

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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby ExcitableBoy » Mon Jan 16, 2012 11:51 pm

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You can't tell from this far away, but that talus cone has larger than house sized blocks. One has a cave under it large enough for 3-4 people to sleep in.
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby Tonka » Tue Jan 17, 2012 1:45 am

I got a hole in my boot from all that talus.
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby CSUMarmot » Tue Jan 17, 2012 2:42 am

Image Oh you naughty ass talus. Sexy beast
Dammit kid get off mah lawn!!!
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby David Senesac » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:09 am

yes yes yes splattski and CSUMarmot, some nice looking rock!!!

Tonka, is that all metasedimentary? Hard to tell the size but nonetheless an impressively flowing rock glacier.

I'm going to have to dig into some old KR64 slide boxes.
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby Bubba Suess » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:34 am

Here are a couple from Lundy Canyon. No people, but one has a trail in it for scale:

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I think the most impressive talus slope I have ever seen was the one below Wheeler Peak in Great Basin National Park.
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby Baarb » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:47 am

Do volcanoes count? Dome is perhaps 300 m tall. (I have some with people in but they're hard to see).

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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby Princess Buttercup » Tue Jan 17, 2012 3:55 am

Top of Armstrong Canyon on the way back from Cedric Wright. God, I wanted someone to shoot me...

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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby David Senesac » Tue Jan 17, 2012 5:36 am

Well folks there is alot of small talus everywhere. Lets not show any more puny girlymon stuff here. :roll: And not any of that distant stuff that looks like sand way in the distance on these downsized web displays. Notice what splattski and CSUMarmot posted. Here is a convenient to grab 35mm KR64 image off one of my old Kodak Pro PhotoCD's that while not truly huge is larger than usual Sierra granite talus:

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That is the Kings-Kern Divide in Kings Canyon National Park August 1993. I'll dig more impressive pics out later.

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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby David Senesac » Thu Jan 19, 2012 7:15 am

yawn

will be snowing up there tomorrow
may post some big blocks from atop Columbine Peak later

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View through a long unpleasant slog of talus beside Goethe Lake with Alpine Col in the distance frame mid left and Mount Goethe center, John Muir Wilderness.

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Large talus playing in Topsy Turvy Lake about the Middle Fork of Bishop Creek in JMW.

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Rock glacier between Mount Gibbs and the Dana Plateau at Kidney Lake, Ansel Adams Wilderness.

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Looking down from inside a coulour to a wholy talus bound Wishbone Lake about the North Fork of Bishop Creek in the JMW.
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Jan 21, 2012 2:08 pm

David Senesac wrote:View through a long unpleasant slog of talus beside Goethe Lake with Alpine Col in the distance frame mid left and Mount Goethe center, John Muir Wilderness.


That's why I prefer early season, when everything is covered in snow.

I love Topsy Turvey Lake, one of my favorite places.

Sorry, don't have many photos of talus. Here's what I do have:

Maybe this is scree more than talus. Approaching Echo Col from the JMT near Muir Pass.
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The famous talus fields of the Enchanted Gorge that give Disappearing Creek its name.
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Talus at Tulainyo Lake, below Mount Russell
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Talus in Lake Italy Basin, with Bear Creek Spire in the middle
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Talus cave below the Central Howser Tower, Bugaboos
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Another view of the talus cave
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Glacier tables
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Re: show me your talus, impress me

Postby The Chief » Sat Jan 21, 2012 3:47 pm

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