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Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby awilbur77 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 6:01 pm

Let's see your eerie photos! Ideas include: weird weather rolling in, desolate, isolated, and creepy areas, a creepy tree with all the gnarly branches, and things that are just out of place or are unexplainable. I'll start:

From Pettingell Peak this past winter when some clouds & fog rolled in on my nice day from nowhere and damn near blocked out the sun.
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Or from the Wetterhorn TH last year. This made me jump and I am sure a prankster somewhere got a great laugh. [-X
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby SilverLynx » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:19 pm

Both of these are from Grays Peak, two days before Thanksgiving in 2011. My first real experience with winter winds.
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby wildlobo71 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 7:35 pm

Fiery sunrise at Windom this last weekend.

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Postby heather14 » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:24 pm

Just above Loch Vale on an early morning approach to the Sharkstooth.
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby oldschoolczar » Wed Jul 17, 2013 8:55 pm

Storms rolling in over KC/Challenger last year after coming down..
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby vonmackle » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:17 pm

Backlit Trees and Fog on Cameron Pass
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby mtgirl » Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:51 pm

The littlest one (me) always gets blown over....

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby RyGuy » Wed Jul 17, 2013 10:29 pm

This was taken by a friend at about 2AM during a moonlight hike on Missouri Mountain in July 2012. I am on the right and was the only one who was ready for the picture. :-D
To get the picture, we had the camera auto countdown and take a normal picture with a flash. We then dove out of the camera's view while the shutter stayed open another 2 minutes to expose the surrounding mountains (Emerald, Iowa, North Apostle and Ice Mountain) by moonlight. The bright green light that appears to give me an ET like heart is my SPOT GPS Messenger sitting on a rock behind me in transmit mode.

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby Crestoner » Wed Jul 17, 2013 11:02 pm

From East Spanish Peak...
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby ed20320 » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:17 am

i took this picture right after we repelled off the summit of Dallas Peak. We actually never got wet
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby Navigaiter » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:41 am

Iron Gates one foggy summer morning:
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Postby Navigaiter » Thu Jul 18, 2013 6:55 am

Nuclear Twin Sisters.
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