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PHOTOSET 31
"Murky Mountains and Brilliant Sunspots"
Stuart, Dragontail, Temple Ridge, The Mole, Bandit, Sitting Bull, Bonanza, Dark, Needle, Agnes, Sinister, Dome, Spire Point, Sentinel, Old Guard, Johannesburg, etc.
MARCH 27, 2013


The goal of this 2h12min, 329-mile aerial adventure was to photograph the peaks of the Stuart Range. However, as we flew south the cloud layer became thicker and murkier, and we found the Stuart Range encased in clouds. So we headed back home. As we flew northward, the clouds thinned and raised, allowing the sun to poke through and cast brilliant sunspots on the summits. Let the photography begin!

The flight path is shown to the right. (This flight line is made with actual GPS data.)


West Ridge of Mt. Stuart in the clouds
Dragontail Peak capped by clouds (Asgard Pass to left, Colchuck Lake below)
Temple Ridge (Prusik Peak on right side)
The Mole (popular climb)
Bandit Peak, Black Hole Couloir is the long couloir from summit to base
Sitting Bull, with Bonanza Peak behind in the clouds
Sitting Bull
Dark Peak, with Bonanza Peak behind in the clouds
Needle Peak
Agnes Mtn
Sinister Peak
Fracture line on the south side of the summit area of Dome Peak
Dome Peak
Dome Peak
Dome Peak
Spire Point
What a view! Spire Point ridge in foreground, Dome Peak in background
What a view! Spire Point ridge in foreground, Dome Peak in background
Sentinel Peak (front), Old Guard Peak (behind)
Sentinel Peak (front), Old Guard Peak (behind)

Video! Flying by the towering northern walls of Johannesburg.
Soundtrack: Crazy Mama by The Band
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