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A Glorious Greeting

"How glorious a greeting the sun gives the mountains!" – John Muir

The heart of the Purcell Wilderness! I spent 3 days, mid August, exploring Earl Grey pass. Panoramic views made for a thrilling trip! On the right is Mt. Hamill and Hamill glacier. I'd fall asleep to the sound of the waterfall roaring down the Hamill glacier. Center stage is Mt. Toby and Toby glacier, the headwaters of Toby Creek. Toby creek would swell later in the day and form a small lake just left of center.

On this particular morning, the august full moon was setting over Mt. Hamill in the west as the sun rose in the east. Click the picture and you'll see the moon. Can you spot my small red tent just below center on the pass?

I photographed this scene with a large print in mind to do justice to the view in front of me. It's shot in panoramic format and just under 300 megapixels. You'll be able to see the fine details in this scene.

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Howard Smith
Photographer Howard Smith
Photograph reference #166.

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“Opened the front door this afternoon and there it was. Now THAT'S a packing job! A small truck could have driven over it without damage.” – Jim, Vernon BC