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Hermit | by jlindhardt
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The Hermit reflected off Evolution Creek, McClure Meadow, Kings Canyon National Park, California.


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This image is another in my JMT series. Please view my other JMT images in my JMT set.


While my companions hiked ahead to Evolution Lake I stopped for an hour or so at McClure Meadow to soak up the serenity and beauty of the place. I was hoping for more clouds but only a few wisps floated across the sky. Believe me, I was more than pleased with the scenery as it presented itself.


This creek which flows through McClure Meadow is part of the headwaters of the mighty San Joaquin River, one of California's great rivers. About three miles north of McClure Meadow, Evolution Creek will join with Piute Creek to become the South Fork of the San Joaquin River.


Here, just right of photo center, the Hermit is reflected on calm waters. The Hermit has been extensively photographed; in fact, this whole area in general (Evolution Basin) is one of the most photogenic regions in the Sierra Nevada range, in my opinion. Moments before I captured this image a doe and her two fawns waded through the creek and then disappeared into the trees.


This image is a composite of two images stitched together as a panorama. It was captured on a through hike of the John Muir Trail with a Nikon D7000 and Tokina 11-16mm.





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Taken in September 2011