Wednesday, October 26, 2016

From the Road: Conway Summit


I'm having a little trouble keeping up with the road trip--for one thing, the mobile app thingy doesn't really work very well, so it's easier to just wait until I have wifi, and I don't get any of that when camping (!)--but here are two photos from Conway Summit.

The first looks south at Mono Lake. The Sierra Nevada is on the right, and the White Mountains are on the far left (they don't look impressive in this photo, but they are). The Mono-Inyo Craters, with the caldera rim of the Long Valley Caldera beyond it (they are indistinguishable in this photo) form the hills that provide a nice backdrop to Mono Lake. You can barely see Paoha Island in this photo; it's the light-colored island behind the dark land mass left of center. The dark land mass is Black Point, a 13,300 year old basaltic cone. Negit Island is easy to see: it's the smallish, dark-colored band to the left of Paoha and Black Point. Paoha and Negit are both volcanic islands, although it looks like the lake is low enough that Negit is not currently an island. The lake looks really low--I thought they were maintaining it at a higher level; maybe it's the drought, maybe the water accord has failed.

The roadcut across from the Conway Summit pullout (just below Conway Summit, actually) exposes grusy, unglaciated granite. There's also quite an exposure of glacial till in the hill above the granite, and in the hill and roadcut leading up to the summit proper, which you can see when driving north or south on 395.

3 comments:

todd comer said...

If you are using the Blogger app, it is generally speaking, junk. It is simply inefficient for much of anything aside from a photo or two and a short sentence. I don't see how anyone could write anything of substance with it.

Silver Fox said...

What I dislike most about the app is that it packages the photos in a complex html sandwich that I have to get rid of, because otherwise they are too large for the blog. Editing html on my phone is tedious.

todd comer said...

haha! indeed! editing HTML on any device can a tedious task... good luck on your adventure. look forward to more excerpts!