Saturday, March 5, 2011

Where in the West: March 2011

The Where in the West series has become an erratic, semi-quarterly to semi-annual feature on this blog, with March being a favored month. The March, 2011, edition of WITW should be fairly easy, so I'm expecting the name of the obvious geologic and geographic feature, and would also like the approximate location from which I took the picture along with the identification of some geologic features. I can see or infer at least four; but then, I know where it is. :)

Photo was digitized from a 2000 print
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7 comments:

Cole Kingsbury said...

Looks like Yosemite National Park to me. Beautiful granitoid outcrops and "pavement." One can also see glacial striae, erratic boulders and more. I can see half-dome in the distance in the photo.

~Cole :-)

Silver Fox said...

It is Half Dome in Yosemite, taken from a somewhat unusual angle. Congrats and ¡Yay! on the win!

Anyone have an idea on the location of the photographer?

Gaelyn said...

Like the checkerboard look.

Ron Schott said...

The shot if from Olmstead Point, FWIW.

Ron Schott said...

... or maybe Clouds Rest.

Silver Fox said...

It's got to be from Olmstead Point or very nearby. Interesting that Google drove the area (for Street View) in a fog.

Silver Fox said...

Gaelyn, the cross-fractures appear to be part of a regional jointing pattern; possibly these are related to unweighting of the granite after glaciation. One joint set is roughly parallel to the glacial striations.