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Photographer's Note

Peter Boehringer made a great recent post capturing the spirit of our recent TE Summit. This is the scenery the photographers were gaping at when he snapped his shot.

Now I know this is not exactly the Canadian Rockies, of which I am supremely jealous of, but at this time of year Lundy Canyon is a beautiful alpine location to wonder around and explore photographically. The winter snows are melting quickly, feeding the mountain streams, and creating numerous waterfalls. The waterfall in the lower frame is obvious but there are also two in more in the distance that are hard to see at this size.

In a normal year there would much more snow on the slopes of those mountains ahead. This winter's snowpack in the Sierra Nevada Mountains was the lowest since 1990 or about 46% of normal.

The hike up the canyon basically heads towards those mountains in the distance. You could actually continue hiking up and over the mountains to the left and eventually reach some beautiful alpine lakes. Unfortunately, with time tight and many other places to shoot during our summit, we could only wonder a mile or two up the canyon.

One last thing to note about Lundy is that the forest you see ahead is mixed pine and aspen. The aspens will turn a bright golden yellow in Autumn making Lundy Canyon a great fall photo locale as well.

Regards,
Doug

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