The view from up here – Weekly photo challenge: Threes
You’ve seen many photos from me of Four Peaks – from the bottom. Today, for the first shot of the “threes,” I took this photo from the top. Down there, the scene through the foliage, is where I live, and where I normally am when I shoot this iconic mountain.
The road surface was sand, deep sand, more sand, and marbles (pebbles) over hard-packed dirt. Some of the tight switchbacks were tricky as I slid around them. We finally made it to the top, and took a break. A jeep came up behind us, stopped, and one of the men inside the truck told us that his GPS had said there was “a guy” ahead. “The guy” was Hal! (Apparently, I was invisible.)
This is the “detail” shot – the sign says the road number, which is 143, and there is a gate, which is closed when there is heavy snow up here. We have not had that pleasure this year, which is disappointing, to say the least. No moisture = the road conditions we saw today (super dry). In the upper left of the photo, you can see the peaks. They are very close.