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North Peak and Shamrock Lake, 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness | by SteveD.
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North Peak and Shamrock Lake, 20 Lakes Basin, Hoover Wilderness

 

North Peak (12,242'), and behind it Mt. Conness (12,590. Beyond lies Yosemite.

 

I felt real lucky to even get this shot - the wind switched direction within minutes of me getting to Saddlebag Lake the afternoon before, and wildfire smoke reduced the vis to about 1/2 mile.

 

Skies cleared out before dawn next morning, and stayed that way for couple hours after sunrise, so I got some good pics.

 

By noon the air quality went to shit again and you practically needed a flashlight to see - people wandering around out there like ghosts.

 

Regards,

Steve

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Taken on August 30, 2013