Yes, it's just a contrail. It looked like it was going straight up, and I was close to this mountain. So, I thought if I walked just far enough to line them up I would get this shot. It worked.
Thank you for the visit to this shot and all the other times you have visited my pages. I appreciate it, Ejnar.
Thanks Dow, What I found out going around in Arches and Zion was that you can hardly ever get a sky clear of contrails. So, why not use them to my advantage. I took this shot from HWY 9, but I had to find a place on the frozen road, with snow covered shoulders, to park and walk a certain distance to line up the contrail and the mountain. I think walking on that road, in those conditions, was more dangerous than leading any of the runout climbs in Tuolumne Meadows.
Many thanks Dow,