First Snowfall in the High Sierra
First Snowfall in the High Sierra (Small Image Compresses too Dark ... View Larger)
Elephant's Back Peak
Sierra Nevada Mountains
Alpine County, California
This shot of Elephant's Back Peak (elev. 9,585 feet) was taken about 8 minutes after sunrise. It was a frigid morning at 15º F, but it all seemed so worth it to witness the soft light of morning catching the alpine peaks with their first dusting of snowfall.