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Crater | by jlindhardt
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Crater Mountain, John Muir Wilderness, Kings Canyon National Park, California.


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Yet another in my John Muir Trail series. It is a panorama, a stitch of six, best viewed in its large size. Please view my other JMT images in my JMT set.


All images used in this panorama were made with a Panasonic Lumix DMC-LX5. I'm sure some of you are chuckling about using a point and shoot but my experience is that this has been a very versatile camera that makes great images with good color.


This panorama was made at an unnamed tarn near Crater Mountain (12874'). At image left, just over these hills, the trail will pass the east side of Crater Mountain and then make about a three thousand foot descent to Woods Creek Crossing via the Woods Creek drainage. Woods Creek will eventually join one of the forks of the Kings River about ten miles from here. Woods Creek Crossing is the site of the famous suspension bridge and, once on the other side of it, there's a great camping and resting area. After the crossing, the trail begins a steady and long climb out of the valley into the Dollar, Arrowhead and Rae Lakes area.





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Taken in September 2011