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Summer in Mono Basin

 
Summer in  Mono Basin

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Object Title: Summer in Mono Basin

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Page By: Noondueler

Created/Edited: Jul 18, 2010 / Jul 19, 2010

Object ID: 639193

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Various shots from 3 days in July

Preferring to take Sonora Pass to avoid the crowds of Yosemite I continued on south with a short side trip to the beautiful Twin Lakes area. Then on down to the Mono Basin where I van camped by Rush Creek (6,800') for a few nights. The creek was a foot over the banks with heavy runoff. This usually fishable stream-like creek was a roaring torrent to dangerous to enter!
Great summer weather with the the mornings quite cool waiting for the sun to come over the Mono Craters and warm things up. Returning in the late afternoon after a hike only to find shelter from the suns heat which slowly infuses itself with the landscape.

Images


Lee Vining Canyon panorama

Lee Vining Canyon panorama

Sierra Crest east of Sonora Pass

Sierra Crest east of Sonora Pass

Mono Basin from the Aeolian Buttes

Mono Basin from the Aeolian Buttes

San Joaquin Mtn. and Reversed Peak from the Aeolian Buttes

San Joaquin Mtn. and Reversed Peak from the Aeolian Buttes

North from the Aeolian Buttes

North from the Aeolian Buttes

Mt. Wood from the Aeolian Buttes

Mt. Wood from the Aeolian Buttes

Morning  light in Lee Vining Canyon

Morning light in Lee Vining Canyon

Mt. Wood at sunrise

Mt. Wood at sunrise

First light on the High Sierra

First light on the High Sierra

Mono Basin from the Aeolian Buttes

Mono Basin from the Aeolian Buttes

Pristine Twin Lakes

Pristine Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes

Twin Lakes




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