This photo was taken on my second trip to Grand Teton National Park. After four months of travel I couldn’t wait to see those shooting peaks that changed my geographic focus. But when I got there I could barely see them from the smoke of a wildfire. I was so disappointed but the colors of sunset brightened my outlook. Without the smoke this sunset would have been much different.
9:00 PM, Mountain Time
9:40 PM, Mountain Time
We continue our study on mountain glacial landforms with the arête.
An arête is formed by two glaciers scouring away rock on two sides of a mountain. The result is a thin ridge of rock which separates two U-Shaped valleys. Weathering further erodes the rock thus shaping and sharpening the feature. Arêtes can also be formed when two cirques erode.
My first thought when I saw the weekly challenge as grand was the grandest of all…the Grand Canyon.
Here are a few more “grands” for your viewing pleasure
Grand Prismatic Spring, Yellowstone National Park
The Little Grand Canyon, Yellowstone National Park
Valles Grande Caldera National Preserve
Grand Marias Light, MN
Grand Haven Light, Lake Michigan
Grand Portage National Monument, MN
The Grand Plaza, Cahokia
MGM Grand, Las Vegas
Boca Grande Light, Florida
Grand Teton National Park
Rio Grand, Big Bend National Park
The Grand Floridian, Florida
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Smoke and Mirrored Reflections
Photos taken at Grand Teton National Park and downtown New Orleans
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Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul alike.
John Muir – The Yosemite
Photo taken at Hidden Falls, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming