Archive for the ‘Great Panoramas’ Category

360° panorama by Bill Edwards.
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It’s a beautiful day in Washington’s Central Cascades and we celebrate with a hike to Alpine Lookout. This is a fire lookout site that was originally established in 1920 with an L-4 Cab fire lookout built in 1936. The L-4 Cab was replaced by the current R-6 Cab in 1976. It is one of the few remaining fire lookouts in Washington that is still standing and staffed every summer by the U.S. Forest Service. Alpine Lookout is listed in the National Historic Lookout Register. Today on the 4th of June the cabin is still locked waiting for the summer lookout to arrive. The trail to the lookout, at 6,237 feet, is just over 10 miles round trip with 2,600 feet of cumulative elevation gain.
360° panorama by Bill Edwards.
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Snow melt runs off one of the remaining patches of snow on the rocky slabs at the foot of Ingalls Peak, on the west side of Lake Ingalls. Lake Ingalls, at 6,500 ft. elevation frames Mt. Stuart, which at 9,415’ is the highest non-volcanic peak in Washington. Fred Becky waxes eloquent in his Cascade Alpine Guide: “Without rival as the crown peak in the Central Cascades in Washington, Mt. Stuart has been pronounced the single greatest mass of (exposed) granite in the United States.” Ingalls Peak, another popular climbing destination towers over the west side of the lake. The hike to Lake Ingalls starts from a trailhead at the end of FR 9737 which is accessed by the Teanaway River Road, not far from Cle Elum, Washington. The Lake Ingalls trail is 9.0 miles round trip and has a 2,600 elevation gain. It was such a beautiful day that I took two panoramas from the west side. This is 2 of 2.
360° panorama by Arroz Marisco.
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Further up from Campamento Británico is the Mirador for the famed Valle del Frances - the weather actually had taken a nasty turn with further rains and I hastily retreated after a less-than-satisfactory take of the landscape as my gears are not weather-proof. No sooner had I got back to the camp site then the cloud started to lift with a few faint rays of the long-gone sun - I paused for a moment and weighed in all the possiblities and decided to have one more go - a false break as it turned out  - when I got back I was greeted with more rains. My heart really sank and broke there and then.Just as soon as I thought I was done in for the day and about to leave - suddenly a glimmer of hope finally as the swirling clouds began to thin out and as I siezed the opportunity with so much haste I nearly toppled my tripod together with my camera - a close-shave but I finally had the view I wanted for my photo !From left to right are :Cumbre Principal of Cerro Paine Grande(3050m)Cumbre Norte of Cerro Paine Grande(2750m)Cerro Castillo(1421m)Cerro Catedral(216m)Punta Negra(1708m)Los Gernelos(1998m)Cerro Trono(2197m)Punta Catalina(1782m)Cerro Cabeza del Indio(2282m)Cerro Escudo(2240m)Cerro Fortaleza(2681m)Cerro Espada(2500m)Cerro Hoja(2200m)Cerro Máscara(2300m)Cuerno Norte(2400m)Cuerno Este(2200m)Cuerno Principal(2600m)
360° panorama by Malinnikov Ruslan.
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360° panorama by T. Emrich.
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The Nebelhorn is a 2,224m high mountain in the Allgäu Alps Germany, near Oberstdorf. It lends its name to the Nebelhorn Trophy figure skating competition and the Nebelhorn Classics a freeride race event. Its summit is a well-known viewing point, from where there is a view far into the Alpine massif. The summit area of the Nebelhorn could be climbed via the Hindelang Klettersteig.
360° panorama by luis davilla.
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360° panorama by Florian Knorn.
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Prague's Narrowest Street. It's so narrow, it has a set of traffic lights — for humans...
360° panorama by wongchichuen.
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360° panorama by Wolfgang Peth.
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360° panorama by Haruka Suzuki.
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