Approaching Forester Pass, JMT

This is a self-portrait taken on my John Muir Trail thru hike a couple years ago. We were climbing Forester Pass, the highest pass along the entire JMT (and the PCT) at over 13,000'. I stopped to look at the view behind me from a ridge below the pass, looking north, as clouds began to envelope the canyon. It was an awesome moment!

 

Taken via tripod and self-timer with a Canon Elan 7; Fuji Velvia 50 film; Canon 17-40mm lens; Hoya Moose warming circular polarizer filter; 2-stop soft GND filter.

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Taken on December 2, 2005