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,
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."