Although this was taken only eight days ago, it sure seems a lot longer than that. It’s been a busy week, but a good week.
That and the fact that I know the view looks nothing like that this morning. Yesterday we received 4-6″ of snow in just a few short hours and we’re 5,500′ below the summit of Mount Ashland, from which this photo was taken. I know the mountain received quite a bit too, as I was able to watch it all day on a webcam. By mid-afternoon, a few hardy folks were up there in the middle of it, strapping on their snowboards and trying to eke out a run in the few inches of snow covering the rocks.
They weren’t having much success.
Anyway, this picture was taken on Thanksgiving afternoon. It was a balmy day in the 50’s. Enough to get us sweating on the approach to the summit, which sounds more impressive than the reality that we parked about a mile away from the summit, just a couple of hundred feet lower in elevation.
As you can see, a beautiful day. A grand view of Mount Shasta, some 54 miles distant, as the crow flies.
It was a great Thanksgiving, spending the day with friends we haven’t seen since 2006, all of us taking pics and looking at things in our own unique ways. It’s always fun to see how two (or three or four or more) people can stand side by side, take pictures and come out with significantly different images.
For their take on the view, please browse over to their post at Welliver Photography.