Standing on the edge of the unknown

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    This was taken from the summit of the Beckhorn (a sub summit of Dix Mountain) with Dix Mountain in the immediate background.

    The things we saw on this day were exactly the reason I spend time in the mountains.

    Low cloud cover rolling in on Dix Mountain but for some time it only covered exactly half the mountain. As you walked the summit ridge line you could step a few feet in either direction and be toally in the clouds or totally in the clear.

    Eventually the whole mountain was fogged in but not before we witnessed the Spectre of the Broken (photos to follow). At some point the cloud ceiling lowered and we were treated to an undercast (where the clouds are below you and the sky above is clear) of the Dix and Giant Mountain Wilderness and the Keene Valley.

    It was all capped off with a beautiful low cloud sunset, though not quite an undercast.

    for more: Mountain Visions: I am the image of God: How the Spectre of the Brocken found me in the Adirondacks

    1. [Chris Tennant] 82 months ago | reply

      So cool! Looking forward to the rest of your photos from this trip.

    2. Mountain Visions 82 months ago | reply

      Thanks, the other photos should be going up soon.

    3. tenfeetsquare 82 months ago | reply

      Excellent. I can't wait to see the rest.

      For a second there, I saw your tag of "Colvin" and thought, "wait, Colvin should be obscured by Nippletop from this angle". Then I realized you meant the dog, and I also noticed that there's a lovely view of the Great Range here, too.

    4. george.bremer 82 months ago | reply

      that's awesome!

    5. Waterfall Guy 82 months ago | reply

      What a great contrast in color, form, light and emotion.

    6. Ray Palmer Photography 81 months ago | reply

      Nice feeling of mystery in this shot. Good job.

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