Mountains




All these pictures are of mountains that I've seen in the last 10 years. Some are of dubious quality. You may click on any image to see a full-sized image.

American Mountains

Including both the United States and Canada.

Alaska Range

Denali

Visible from the road north to Fairbanks, Denali is one of several tall mountains.
Polychromite Pass

This was Amy's favorite picture.
Polychromite Pass is visible from the bus entering Denali National Park, and is the flow of a river.
Polychromite Pass

Another look at the pass.
Alaska Range

As seen from Anchorage on a clear day.
Denali

Despite being 200 miles away, on a clear day the mass of Denali is an imposing site on the Anchorage skyline.

Appalachian Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains

The haze visible looking east across North Carolina is what earned the name.
Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a clearing in the trees in Tennessee.
A Stream

This stream ran near the western side of the mountains.
Great Smokies

In Tennessee, this is the view of the mountains.

Cascade Mountains

Mount St. Helens

This is a view of Mount St. Helens from the south, in 1991.
The view from Paradise

Paradise is the visitors' center at the highest reachable point.
Mount Rainier unmasked

This is a view from the west.
A veiled Rainier.

A think layer of clouds cover the very top.
Mount St. Helens

This view in 2002 is from the visitors' center, to the northwest.
Toutle River Basin

The Toutle River is where much of the debris washed away.
Rainier

Rainier from the entrance station.
The Summit

A view of the very top of the mountain.
Mount Shasta

This is Mount Shasta in mid-October, from the southeast.
Mount Lassen

Mount Lassen and the devastated area.
Mount Lassen

Mount Lassen from the northeast.
Mount St. Helens

This is Mount St. Helens from the eastern viewpoint.
Mount Adams

Mount Adams is visible from the slopes of Mount St. Helens.
Mount Hood

This is also from the same viewpoint, looking from the slopes of Mount St. Helen's at Oregon's Mount Hood.

Chisos Mountains

A dry riverbed

An old riverbed that has been lifted by the thrust of the Chisos.
Santa Elena Canyon

Santa Elena Canyon is the border between Mexico and the United States.
Closer

A closer look at the canyon.
The Chisos Mountains

The Chisos as viewed from the east.

Chugach Range

Chugach Mountains

The Chugach are a part of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.

Guadeloupe Mountains

Guadeloupe

This range was once a coral reef at the edge of an ocean. Look east, and all you see is flat lands for as far as the eye can see.

Olympic Mountains

Lillian Valley

This is a view down into Lillian Valley in the heart of the Olympics.

Rocky Mountains

A Mountain in Canada

This was the northern most point of my 1993 trip to Canada.
Pyramid Mountain

Pyramid Mountain is near Jasper, Alberta.
Pyramid Mountain

The reflection in the lake is pretty neat.
Mount Andromeda

Mount Andromeda is quite impressive.
Saskatchewan Glacier

This glacier was huge. You climbed a ridge and looked down on it.
Mount Custer

In Montana, you find this mountain.
Colorado Rockies

The Rockies in Colorado, as seen from the west.
Colorado Rockies

Another view.
Colorado Rockies

A view, with sand dunes in front.

Sierra Nevada

Carson Lake

Carson lake is near the summit of Carson Pass in the Sierra Nevada.
Cathedral Lake

Cathedral lake is in Yosemite.
Cathedral Lake

Another look.
Devil's Postpile

Devil's Postpile is southeast of Yosemite.
Monitor Pass

Monitor Pass is one of the most beautiful passes. This looks down on a perfect glacially carved valley.
King's Canyon

King's Canyon is a deep cut into the Sierras.
Southern Sierra

The southern Sierras are quite beautiful.
King's Canyon

The view from the south of the canyon.
View from the east

This view is from near the top of White Mountain across Bishop.

Grand Tetons

The Grand Tetons

The Grand Tetons are amoung the youngest mountains.
Another look

And as a result, are among the least eroded.
Snow and Clouds

In 2000, when I visited there was fresh snow on the mountains...
Snow and Clouds

and a layer of low clouds.
Snow and Clouds

The light and shadows that resulted lead to these...
Snow and Clouds

four spectacular pictures.

Wasatch Range

Capital Reef

Maybe not in the Wastach, but nearby, is the Capital Reef.

Wrangell Range

The Wrangells

The Wrangell mountains include the second tallest peak in North America.

African Mountains

Tanzanian Mountains

Volcanic Highlands

This is sunset across the Ngorongoro crater, a caldera in the volcanic highlands of Tanzania.
Kilimanjaro

The highest point in Africa.

Madagascar Mountains

Madagascar

There is a mountainous spine running down the eastern side of the country, this is a valley in that spine.

Asian Mountains

Daba Shan

The Daba Shan are a range of mountains in central China, through which the Three Gorges of the Yangtze run.

Three Gorges

Approaching the Three Gorges of the Yangtze River.
Three Gorges

Entering the gorges.
Three Gorges

Closer... And then it rained, making photography difficult.
Three Gorges

Down the gorges.

Yuecheng Ling

The Yuecheng Ling are the mountains most often seen in classic Chinese art, they are an old range of granite plutons near the city of Guilin on the Li River.

Side of the River

The mountains rose swiftly from the side of the Li.
Plutons

The plutons, with the surrounding limestone eroded away, stand as gaunt sentinels.

Australian Mountains

Ayers' Rock

In the center of Australia is Ayers' Rock. Not strictly a mountain, but still a climb.
Olgas

The Olgas are nearby. Same geological reasons for creation.


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