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Postby James_W » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:09 am

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Neophiteat48 wrote:A little bragadocious is it not? :)


Nope! Not a little, A LOT!

Jealous aren't ya.

Just think, I live where you bust your ass 24/7, 50 weeks outta the year, so you can come vacation here the other 2.
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I love the Sierra but it does not stack up to the Rockies or Selkirks. It is a great place to visit, but live? no thanks.
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Postby James_W » Fri Jun 18, 2010 1:10 am

Bill Kerr wrote:I am sure we are all jealous of Chief's pictures and lifestyle but I also like Boruts and Barrys views. JamesW views of Mount Begbie from Revelstoke are good as well.

Here is a high res interactive panorama of the mountain view from Calgary(not mine but I like it).

http://www.scramblesandsummits.com/NoseHillPano/NoseHillPano.aspx

It is on a slow server so the annotations -mountain labels take a while to load so be patient as you zoom in as it gives you more detail if you wait. A toggle in the lower right gives full screen.
Thirty minutes to one hour gets me to the base of most of these. Enjoy.


Bill I always love the view of the front range as it comes in to view from Calgary!
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Postby Noondueler » Fri Jun 18, 2010 3:33 am

The Chief wrote:
Neophiteat48 wrote:A little bragadocious is it not? :)


Nope! Not a little, A LOT!

Jealous aren't ya.

Just think, I live where you bust your ass 24/7, 50 weeks outta the year, so you can come vacation here the other 2.
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Gloat on Chief! You can have your sub-freezing snow shovelin' winter wonderland 6 outa the year. I'll take the mellow Coast Range scene and bust my ass 6 hrs 3-4 days a week to get up there at my leisure as much as I want when I don't hafta keep my waterbottle in my sleeping bag. :lol:
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Postby Noondueler » Fri Jun 18, 2010 6:01 am

jdzaharia wrote:Neat topic.

Here's some taken from my yard.

Sunset after harvest:

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An approaching storm over the nearest neighbor's house:

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A typical winter view of the road:

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When snow geese migrate during a flood:

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A view to the southwest:

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A typical winter-time scene:

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And finally, the classic cliche--the view at night:

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That night time view! :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby Bill Reed » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:04 pm

It ain't much, but it's all I've got left........
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Mount Meeker & Longs Peak
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Postby Bill Reed » Sun Jun 20, 2010 3:04 pm

Duh Duh
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Postby Noondueler » Sun Jun 20, 2010 8:21 pm

Bill Reed wrote:It ain't much, but it's all I've got left........
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Mount Meeker & Longs Peak
Being THAT close to those big boys certainly makes up for the minimal view.
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Postby CClaude » Thu Jun 24, 2010 4:46 am

This is the view from my house last Sunday, http://c0278592.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspac ... 631882.JPG and heres a better view when you get around the pondarosa pines that fill my front yard
http://c0278592.cdn.cloudfiles.rackspac ... 631883.JPG . Unfortunately they say it could take up to 100yrs for the burned areas to recover :shock: :evil: :cry: Unfortunately its only 10-20% contained (note: the pictures are taken 3 hours after it started and the updrafts are going 20K-30K up).
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Postby dskoon » Thu Jun 24, 2010 6:00 am

Holy shite, CClaude. That's one conflagration. Bummer.
Though a fire is good for a forest periodically, it's f-ed up that this one was caused by humans, in an abandoned campsite. . . Horrible. Talk about making someone pay(other thread!), if they could catch these idiots, it should be jail time along with a hefty fine.
A ponderosa forest mixed with Aspens, is just too valuable to lose, esp. from human stupidity. Let's hope they get it under control soon, and that the forest comes back soon.
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Postby Sierra Ledge Rat » Sat Jun 26, 2010 6:43 pm

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Fuck you Chief! :D
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Postby Gafoto » Sun Jun 27, 2010 10:07 pm

Not exactly my yard (since I don't even live in a home at the moment) but it's pretty close:
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This is actually the view from my "backyard":
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Postby James_W » Mon Jun 28, 2010 1:57 am

Some pics around home this weekend.

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Postby mconnell » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:22 pm

CClaude wrote:Unfortunately they say it could take up to 100yrs for the burned areas to recover


I guess that would depend on your definition of "recover". Plants and wildlife will return within a couple of years. It might not be the "same" for 100 years but so what? Things will always change. (BTW, I live a couple of miles from the site of the Hayman fire so I know how much things are changed by big fires, but changed does not mean destroyed. Only the man-made stuff is destroyed, not the land.)

BTW, the anger shouldn't be directed at the person with the campfire. Fires like that one, the Hayman fire, the Yellowstone fire, etc. are a result of people thinking that they can control nature.
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Postby The Chief » Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:29 pm

mconnell wrote:
CClaude wrote:Unfortunately they say it could take up to 100yrs for the burned areas to recover


I guess that would depend on your definition of "recover". Plants and wildlife will return within a couple of years. It might not be the "same" for 100 years but so what? Things will always change. (BTW, I live a couple of miles from the site of the Hayman fire so I know how much things are changed by big fires, but changed does not mean destroyed. Only the man-made stuff is destroyed, not the land.)

BTW, the anger shouldn't be directed at the person with the campfire. Fires like that one, the Hayman fire, the Yellowstone fire, etc. are a result of people thinking that they can control nature.


Spot on... good post!
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Postby jlo » Mon Jun 28, 2010 9:19 pm

Oh my gosh, some of you live in the most beautiful places! We are a lucky people to have such magnificent views from home! Chief, boast on! Your home is awesome!
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