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Sawtooth Ridge / Matterhorn Pk
The Sawtooth Ridge and Matterhorn Peak as seen from Whorl Mountain. Photo taken September 20, 2006.

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hgrapidDisparity?

hgrapid

Voted 9/10

The Matterhorn seems so craggy while the mountain in the background (with the streak of snow) seems to be a pleasant boulder field, Colorado-type mountain. Why is that?
Posted Sep 27, 2006 1:42 pm

AlpinistRe: Disparity?

Alpinist

Hasn't voted

That's very observant. The Sawtooth Ridge in northern Yosemite (and Tower Peak) marks the northern end of the dramatic high granitoid peaks in the Sierra. The peaks farther to the north are generally lower, less dramatic and/or volcanic, such as the brownish colored peak that you mentioned.
Posted Sep 27, 2006 3:42 pm

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AlpinistSubmitted by Alpinist
on Sep 27, 2006 1:15 pm

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Object Title: Sawtooth Ridge / Matterhorn Pk

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