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Post by fishmonger » Fri Oct 26, 2018 5:59 am

Corsica, second highest peak, sunset in July 1984. Panorama shot long before Photoshop and stitching became a thing.

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Post by rightstar76 » Fri Oct 26, 2018 2:28 pm

Wow. This is an amazing panorama. I didn't know about this place. After looking at it, I feel so...inspired! :D

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Post by fishmonger » Mon Oct 29, 2018 9:26 am

:D

I went back to that island 7 times. Best "remote" mountain hiking in Europe. Stable "Sierra climate" in summer, few roads to cross (4 over 100+ miles of trail, which is quite remote for European standards). Up in these mountains there isn't much of the type of development you find in the Alps. Two ski lifts in all of Corsica a the time, and they were well down in the valleys where the gnarly roads ended ("Island of the 10,000 curves"). Lots of culture in the valley, shepherds still up there on the meadows with their semi-wild pigs and goats making cheese you can buy right at their stone cabins.

The summit I took the panorama from has a small stone/tin roof shelter just 50 feet from the top. You can make out some of the roof on the far right edge of the image.

This will get you a close up view of the summit next to the hut
https://www.google.com/maps/dir//42.216 ... a=!3m1!1e3

South is to the left just toward Monte D'Oro, the peak left of the larger lake. We spent the night before on that summit. Northwest is the sunset, obviously, and north is where the tallest peaks of the island stick out of the haze as a dark row of hard to reach summits. East is the ridge on the far right, a route we came up in 1986, a cross country route that had no sign of human travel, nor did it have any water until we hit the lake below Monte Rotondo. that lake, even though south facing, can still be frozen in July. These peaks are above 9000 feet at a latitude similar to Crater Lake in Southern Oregon.

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Post by edhyatt » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:21 am

My favourite Corsica image...I'd have to look at a map to remember where it is.

Sunrise on Day 2 of the GR20

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Post by ironmike » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:48 am

“Above 9000”...I think you meant 8000. Cinto is the highest peak at 8878’.

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Post by fishmonger » Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:35 pm

ironmike wrote:
Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:48 am
“Above 9000”...I think you meant 8000. Cinto is the highest peak at 8878’.
close enough to 9000 to round up.

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Post by wsp_scott » Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:19 pm

As it turns cold and wet in KY, I'm remembering my kayaking trip through the Stockholm Archipelago this past summer. Sweden has amazing sunsets that last forever.

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There is a lot more detail on my blog if you are interested (no ads or other money stuff, just photos)
https://backpackandbeer.blogspot.com/20 ... elago.html

If you want to see non-backcountry stuff, but still amazing sunsets, I spent a week on the west coast of Sweden with the family
https://backpackandbeer.blogspot.com/20 ... art-2.html
My trip reports: backpackandbeer.blogspot.com

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Post by Wandering Daisy » Fri Dec 13, 2019 9:33 pm

Time to bump up this thread!

Four Wind River profiles from 2018 trips
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Post by balzaccom » Sat Dec 14, 2019 8:27 am

Those are lovely, Daisy!
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Post by Lumbergh21 » Sun Dec 15, 2019 10:35 pm

Root Creek Falls with Castle Dome in the background, several hundred miles north of Yosemite. This pic is from a couple of years ago, but I just visited it again with a few friends yesterday in between rain storms.
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