dan ross

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A friend and coworker at one of the ski shops I worked, later took a job in the WTC lost his life that day. I was talking and having a beer with him only days earlier so sad, left a wife and children behind. One of the guys I ski with lost his brother a police officer that day also, he also left a wife and children behind, so it is very sad for me.
My best friend, whom I’ve known since I was 11, was speaking to me on the phone as he walked crosstown to work that morning. As he passed 6th Avenue he saw the second tower fall. I was in stunned silence and my friend, as balanced and solid as they come , was audibly shaken -something I’d never witnessed before but just one among many that day. My son, who had been walking only a month at that time ran into the room and happily called me” “ daddy, daddy”. I looked at him , looked at the television and instantly knew his life would be different than I had imagined and hoped. It’s hard to believe it’s been 20 years.
 

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It’s important to note that for every firefighter killed there were some 8 others killed.
A very sobering but, as you said, important fact to remember and keep in perspective. My personal, sobering perspective: FDNY lost twice as many firefighters that day than we have on duty on any given day here in the SFD (Seattle).
 

SSSdave

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A monthly contribution despite not touching my camera for last 9 weeks. From some close-up work this May at a nearby city rose garden. Downsized for web version of A6000 60mm, 23 image focus stack blend, 5300x4000 pixels.

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Tom Co.

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Another day, another hike.
It's still really hazy out there so my scenery pictures kind of suck. Here's one of Mount Shuksan which is the mountain that @Posaune photographs from the Mount Baker ski area in Winter, only this is the the opposite side.

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So for a change of pace, here's a Trailside monolith
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And a lunchtime lounge
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Daniel

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Here are a series of photos related to climbing Utah's Sundial Peak, which is located in the Twin Peaks Wilderness Area of the Wasatch National Forest. The peak is located between BCC and LCC in a basin containing three mountain lakes: Lakes Blanche, Florence, and Lillian. After parking roadside at the s-curves in BCC, I headed up the Mill B South Fork trail. In about 1.5 miles or approximately halfway to Lake Blanche, Sundial Peak first makes its presence known.
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Now only a few minutes hike from the shoreline of Lake Blanche.

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Sundial Peak as seen from Lake Blanche.

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What's a hike/climb in BCC without running across some seemingly ever-present moose.

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Once one leaves the lakes, it's all off-trail hiking/climbing with plenty of route finding involved. The objective is to scramble up to or near the low point in the ridge line, then begin ascending the abrasive, knife-edge ridge full of rotting rock to the summit. Alternatively, one can climb most of the way to the summit as a technical four-pitch climb, then scramble the remaining distance.

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Lake Blanche on the right, Lake Lillian on the left, Lake Florence blocked from view by a lower part of the mountain, as seen from the summit. Directly above Lake Blanche is the drainage I hiked up from the BCC road to begin this adventure.

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Wildcat Ridge from the summit of Sundial Peak. One of the summits of Mt. Olympus is the high point on the far left hand side of the photo.

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The two highest points in this photo comprise Monte Cristo. Mt. Superior is the cone-shaped peak in the background.

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Kessler Peak is featured in the center of this photo. The deadly avalanche path known as God's Lawnmower is located on the opposite side of Kessler.

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Dromedary Peak and East Broad's Fork Twin Peak from the summit of Sundial Peak.

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Looking down to the low point of part of the ridge one must ascend and descend when visiting the summit of Sundial Peak.

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noncrazycanuck

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not nearly as nice as many photos on here, just using my cell phone but a few from the hike yesterday.
started at Morraine Lake near Lake Louise destination Larch Valley - trees are prime at this time of year.
 

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Daniel

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Photos of lower LCC from a lower elevation section of the Red Pine Trail:

Ascending Red Pine Canyon during the late morning.
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Descending Red Pine Canyon during the early afternoon.
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Highest elevation peaks along the western end of Cottonwood Ridge.
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Autumn color season is below average this year due to the drought.
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