Anne Peak (12,723)

Anne Peak (12,723)

View from the wind-scoured NW ridge of Coffin. Note Uinta's highest summits peeking above the rim of Queens Cirque: South Kings and Kings to the left, Gilber to the right. 4/12/08
Dmitry Pruss
on Apr 14, 2008 10:52 am
Image Type(s): Skiing
Image ID: 396287


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Lodewijk - Apr 15, 2008 9:48 am - Voted 10/10

Nice view!

really like the wind shaped snow with the rocks! great pic!

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Apr 15, 2008 1:37 pm - Hasn't voted

Re: Nice view!

Thanks! These snow fins are what made me brave the wind and stop to take this picture :) That, and the fact the summit of Kings Peak (which we toured exactly two weeks back) came into view for the first time, and it was like meeting an old pal :)


yatsek - Dec 21, 2008 5:05 pm - Voted 10/10

Mountain Desert

What's slowly getting to me is that this Utah's mtn desert you've been depicting is in part due to high elevation, not just inland and--relatively--southerly location. I wonder if you settled in this part of the US by chance or by choice.

Dmitry Pruss

Dmitry Pruss - Dec 22, 2008 12:47 pm - Hasn't voted

or rather tundra?

I think that the environment above the timberline and above the alpine meadows is properly described as alpine tundra? It's most definitely not desert-dry at all.

Hmm, and chance vs. choice ... settle vs. live ... these are also questions of definition, don't you agree ;) ?


yatsek - Dec 22, 2008 4:35 pm - Voted 10/10

Re: or rather tundra?

Agreed - both are matters of definition:) As to the 1st problem, you've summed it up precisely - what I tended to take for an AZ-like semi-desert is alpine tundra, or both alpine tundra and alpine desert apply--no doubt ALPINE!:-) and the Uintas are part of the Rockies. As to the definitions, I've found a good explanation here--see the Sci-Tech One funny thing to me seems to be Uintas'/Rockies tree-line, which is so abrupt and has no visible transitionary bushes around. I wonder why.
BTW I think you could shoot Uintah's forest and lakes a bit more often:))
Anyway, have a Happy Holiday!

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