Photographer's Note

"Along California's Central Valley's eastern margin rises the mighty Sierra, miles in height, reposing like a smooth cumulous cloud in the sunny sky, and so gloriously coloured, and so luminous, it seems to be not clothed with light, but wholly composed of it, like the wall of some celestial city. Along the top, and extending a good way down, you see a pale, pearl-grey belt of snow, and below its belt of blue and dark purple, marking the extensions of the forests, and along the base of the range a broad belt of rose-purple and yellow, where lie the miners' gold fields and the foothill gardens. All these coloured belts blending smoothly make a wall of light ineffably fine, and beautiful as a rainbow, yet firm as adamant."
--- JOHN MUIR - "The Mountains of California"

This image of Box Lake is within the John Muir Wilderness, farther up the Rock Creek Trail into the Thousand Lakes area.
The peak on the left is Mt. Abbot at 13,704 feet above sea level, and Mt. Mills on the right at 13,451 feet.

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Additional Photos by Ray Anderson (photoray) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 1203 W: 1 N: 3169] (13981)
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