A Beautiful Night at Klawatti Camp
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|Taken August 25, 2012 on our way to Klawatti Peak looking at Eldorado Peak. This was taken with a 30 second shutter speed. The moon lit up the snow making the landscape very beautiful.|
About Eldorado Peak:
Eldorado Peak is Located in the North Cascades National Park and is on the Washington Top 100 list. Fred Beckey calls this peak "Queen of the Cascade River" considering that it is in the middle of a collection of beautiful peaks. Massively aloof, perched at the edge of the largest contiguous ice-sheet in the lower 48 states not connected to a volcano, the summit has a Himalayan like splendor owing to its remoteness, position, and knife-edge summit ridge. The total climb encompasses a 6,800 feet of vertical feet (not including ups and downs) and can be made through one of two interesting approaches. The climb is not technically difficult, and a number of people climb up each year to experience the thrill of stamping out a "just-wide-enough" path on the summit ridge and looking into the heart of the Klawatti-Inspiration-McAlister icecap. Views into Marble Creek, Dorado Needle, Forbidden Peak, Mount Buckner, Logan, Johannesburg and the other peaks of the Ptarmigan Traverse. It is an exhilarating summit experience, the ridge gives one a feeling of being out in the true alpine environment. This is a mountain that any mountaineer visiting the Pacific Northwest really should see and climb it!
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very nice capture, splendid image.
Great to see an image from you once more. Looks like your still climbing those mountains, what a stunning night view you have posted. Gorgeous sky and beautiful POV. Hope you don't mind, but I wanted to see what the scene would look like without the tent.
Superb long exposure night shot, Joshua.
Though the well lit tent looks a bit surrealistic, the night scene as a whole with snow and stars looks really beautiful.
Good example of this kind of imagery for which tripod is essential, though you have not mentioned having used it.