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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby SilverLynx » Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:31 pm

That Crestone Needle picture is poster-worthy!
"Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our complacent conviction - so easy to lapse into - that the world has been made for humans by humans. Most of us exist for most of the time in worlds which are humanly arranged, themed and controlled. One forgets that there are environments which do not respond to the flick of a switch or the twist of a dial, and which have their own rhythms and orders of existence. Mountains correct this amnesia. By speaking of greater forces than we can possibly invoke, and by confronting us with greater spans of time than we can possibly envisage, mountains refute our excessive trust in the man-made. They pose profound questions about our durability and the importance of our schemes. They induce, I suppose, a modesty in us."
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby mattpayne11 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:13 pm

awilbur77 wrote:
mattpayne11 wrote:Crestone Needle in the fog - 241 second exposure using a 9-stop ND filter

Great photo!


Thanks! =D

Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby Steve Climber » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:14 pm

SilverLynx wrote:That Crestone Needle picture is poster-worthy!

+1 =D>
Dave B wrote:And/or line thy helmet with tin foil and realize this is a freaking mountaineering website.

Steve Climber wrote:So that's your backpack, huh?

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby Lapua338 » Mon Jul 22, 2013 1:25 pm

Not a 14er, but still a cool sight. Taken on Hieroglyphics Trail #101, Arizona.
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby Kent McLemore » Thu Jul 25, 2013 1:23 pm

The San Juans lend themselves to eerie photos.
The Heisspitz
Knife Point
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby GerryRigged » Thu Jul 25, 2013 4:53 pm

Page 4, Cougar's middle photo looks like the face of an enraged elephant.

I like the Sasquatch photo too.

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby cougar » Fri Jul 26, 2013 7:32 pm

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby SharonH » Fri Jul 26, 2013 9:31 pm

Lots of eerie views on Kilimanjaro.
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Kilimanjaro Crater
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Kilimanjaro Sunrise from Stella Point
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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby EmmaM » Sat Jul 27, 2013 1:19 pm

mtndude3737 wrote:
Pika wrote:
mtndude3737 wrote:On the way to the Bear's Playground. These plants HAVE to be from another planet. I think the Pika brought them.
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No, I didn`t! It wasn`t me.

LOL...then it must have been your cousins, the little rascals!

Pretty sure this is cirsium scopulorum, or common name "mountain thistle"

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby davidpmeter » Sat Jul 27, 2013 2:44 pm

Mt.Sherman was my first 14er at the beginning of July. This was an amazing adventure in the fact my buddies and I never actually saw the summit until we arrived there.

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby pw » Sun Jul 28, 2013 10:02 am

awilbur77 wrote: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:

This would fall into the desolate category. These two were coming down as I went up Grizzly Peak D.

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Re: Eerie mountaineering photos

Postby csmith » Sun Jul 28, 2013 7:11 pm

Coke bottle on Belford?
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