Sunday, September 7, 2014

A Matter of Size

This photo may not seem remarkable, but you need to look a little closer. Right below the center of the photo there is a rock ridge with a few patches of snow. Almost indistinguishable are the tree in the snowfields and along the cracks between the rocks. Now, granted this is close to the tree tine and the trees are quite a bit smaller than they would grow at lower altitudes, but the point is that there is nothing else in the photo that gives you a perspective on the size of this mountain. As you look at the trees, you can begin to appreciate the magnitude of the size of the snow fields and the mountain peak beyond. Just imagine walking over those glacier-smoothed rocks.

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