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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Above Treeline on 09/26/2009 16:09:16 MDT Print View

I am really enjoying this theme and must complement all of you on the fine pics.

@Miguel - I especially like your style and choice of shots - thanks for sharing!

To keep around the globe a bit - here are some from the Middle East, near the borders of Iran, Armenia, & Turkey - you can almost catch a glimpse of Northen Iraq as well. All are from a Casio EX-V8 point + shoot in, taken in between 12,000 and 17,000 ft., although I'm not sure where the treeline ends and the desert begins ;)

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Edited by biointegra on 09/26/2009 16:12:36 MDT.

Jack H.
(Found) - F

Locale: Sacramento, CA
Re: Re: Above Treeline on 09/28/2009 17:19:48 MDT Print View

Aaron, nice pictures. What country and mountain is that exactly? Dayhike or multiday?

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(biointegra) - MLife

Locale: Puget Sound
Re: Re: Re: Above Treeline on 09/29/2009 14:19:43 MDT Print View

@ Jack - Büyük Ağrı Dağı is the mountain. Multi-day (multi-year actually - see www.vonbora.org for our archaeological + lingustic work up there) Feel free to PM me with any questions also.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 09/29/2009 22:14:11 MDT Print View

Sequoia & Kings Canyon

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North Palisade-14,242 ft

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Dusy Basin

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
above the line on 10/02/2009 10:35:05 MDT Print View

Mt. Franklin (5001') Mt Franklin, NH 5001' on the AT

Edited by rambler on 10/02/2009 10:48:41 MDT.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
above the line NH on 10/02/2009 10:57:09 MDT Print View

from the Lion's Head Tuckerman's Ravine, Mt . Washington, NH

cairns "that look like people" mark the Lawn Cut-off to the Davis path Cairns mark the trail across the top of Tuckerman's ..."the Lawn"

Lawn Link On Tuckerman's Lawn...about to find out why the cairns are so close together

Edited by rambler on 10/02/2009 11:07:55 MDT.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
NH Winter (a jump gets one above tree line) on 10/02/2009 11:19:29 MDT Print View

Bob and Paul Summit of Mt. Hight with Mt. Washington and the Presidentials in NH White Mts. in the background.

Edited by rambler on 10/02/2009 11:21:18 MDT.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
above the line along JMT on 10/02/2009 11:31:51 MDT Print View

Goodale Pass Well a few feet shy of 11,000 Goodale Pass is almost above and quite barren (just west of Silver Pass on the JMT)climbing to Forester Climbing to Forester Pass, N to S, with clouds filling the valley belowbelow Muir Pass camping between Helen Lake and Muir Pass , JMT Map 5 (shelter is Six Moon Design -- Wild Oasis)

Edited by rambler on 10/02/2009 12:54:10 MDT.

Frank Deland
(rambler)

Locale: On the AT in VA
Alp Questions on 10/03/2009 11:13:36 MDT Print View

Ross on p. 2 asks, "Are the meadows in the Alps caused by cows and sheep?"
I beliefe they were casued by the glaciers, but...

From a Sierra Club Guidebook on the Austrian Alps by William E. Reifsnyder

"In this Upper Zone (timberline), there are extensive pastures, or alms, which are used for grazing cattle and sheep in the summer months. There is considerable evidence that the natural tree line has been lowered about 600 feet because of the heavy grazing."

To add to your (Ross) comments on climate, from the same source:
"...because the mountains (Alps) are oriented east-west across Europe, they permit the flow of moist maritime air from the Atlantic Ocean deep into the continent. Thus, the climate is wetter and warmer that might be expected for such latitudes.....The southern slopes of the Alps, though at the latitude of Mont Tremblant in Quebec, have a climate that is much closer to that of southern Sierra Nevada in California..."

The german word "alpe" and "alm" does translate to high meadow and high mountain meadow.
"Alpen" translates to alpine.

Richard Gless
(rgless) - MLife

Locale: San Francisco Bay Area
Above Treeline on 10/22/2009 23:29:58 MDT Print View

Not quite as high as Jay's but nothing green.

Just south of Sonora Pass on the PCT.

PCT south of Sonora Pass

Edited by rgless on 10/22/2009 23:30:58 MDT.

Roger Caffin
(rcaffin) - BPL Staff - MLife

Locale: Wollemi & Kosciusko NPs, Europe
Above tree-line - well, almost on 10/23/2009 00:10:40 MDT Print View

All these photos of beautiful weather ...
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Spencers Peak, Kosciusko NP. A ski trip.
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Cheers

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 10/23/2009 00:28:29 MDT Print View

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Above Mono Lake

David Neumann
(idahomtman) - M

Locale: Northern Idaho
Above Timberline - Wonderland Trail on 10/23/2009 10:58:52 MDT Print View

Great pictures, here are a few from Washington State

Approach Panhandle Gap

Approaching Panhandle Gap

Towards Mt. Rainier from Panhandle Gap

Looking toward Mt. Rainier from Panhandle Gap

Edited by idahomtman on 10/23/2009 11:00:25 MDT.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 10/23/2009 21:34:47 MDT Print View

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Mather Pass-12,100 ft
Looking at Upper Basin

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Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 10/23/2009 22:04:12 MDT Print View

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Western end of Thousand Island Lake

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T.S.O.L.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 11/06/2009 02:23:35 MST Print View

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Evolution Valley is on the other side.

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Above treeline on 11/06/2009 03:58:12 MST Print View

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Richard DeLong
(Legkohod) - MLife

Locale: Eastern Europe / Caucasus
alpine photos on 11/06/2009 09:25:48 MST Print View

I, too, will indulge myself in a selection of alpine photos from exploits of 2008-2009:

View from Crimea's highest peak, Roman Kosh (1545 m):
View from Crimea's highest peak, Roman Kosh (1545 m)

May view towards Ukraine's highest peak - Hoverla (2061 m), in the Carpathians:
May view towards Ukraine's highest peak - Hoverla (2061 m), in the Carpathians

Rio Grande Pyramid at right, San Juans, Colorado CDT:
Rio Grande Pyramid at right, San Juans, Colorado CDT

Uhhh... one of 'dem pretty passes in the Sawatch, looking towards 14'ers...
Uhhh... one of 'dem pretty passes in the Sawatch, looking towards 14'ers...

Cordillera Blanca Range, Peru:
Cordillera Blanca Range, Peru

Coming off a 14,500 ft pass, Cordillera Blanca, Peru:
Coming off 14,500 ft pass, Cordillera Blanca, Peru

Banner Peak in June, Sierra Nevada, PCT:
Banner Peak in June, Sierra Nevada, PCT

Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington Cascades, PCT:
Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington Cascades, PCT

Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington Cascades, PCT (late August):
Alpine Lakes Wilderness, Washington Cascades, PCT (late August)

"Those were the best days of my life!" :)

Edited by Legkohod on 11/06/2009 09:28:39 MST.

Ed Engel
(Doorknob) - F

Locale: West of what you think is west
JMT on 11/07/2009 10:26:52 MST Print View

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Well that didn't work well. How do you delete mistakes?

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Hi Ed
You can email me for help. I've fixed it for you.

Cheers

Edited by rcaffin on 11/07/2009 13:41:29 MST.

Jay Wilkerson
(Creachen) - MLife

Locale: East Bay
Above Treeline on 11/07/2009 10:43:46 MST Print View

Excellent pictures Rick!!!!



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