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The Black Tusk and Tantalus Range from Piccolo Summit # 4256

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Date: 2003.07.17
Vantage Point: North Ridge of Piccolo Summit

Caption: In early summer 2003, considerable snow cover remained on northern exposures from the late snowfalls of an El Nino winter

PhotoDescr: On a trip to check out snow melt in the alpine, we rambled up to Piccolo and Flute Summits to find that a 1-1.5 metre snow cover still claimed most of the northern exposures above 2000m elevation.

As was so typical of July 2003 on the south coast, the skies were wonderfully clear and temperatures were warm. On this day, we basked on the warm summits, swatted flies of all varieties, and enjoyed the first blooms on south facing meadows, which were a complete contrast to northern exposures.

This photo illustrates the quality of the views from the western Fitzsimmons Range.

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