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White Mountain Peak from the South # 7351

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Date: 2005.08.19
Vantage Point: From ridge above Barcroft Laboratory

Caption: South side of White Mountain Peak (14,242 ft) in all its rainbow glory

PhotoDescr: White Mountain Peak is a not a challenge to climb (there is a rough 4WD road to the top) but what it lacks in climbing challenge it makes up for in sheer peculiarity. This high desert range (much of its crest is over 13,000 ft) seems more like a moonscape than a mountainscape. Though the range is dry and mostly waterless, it's also green with a thick, wiry turf. Many of its peaks look as if they were poured from salt shakers, and the summit plateau is studded with inselbergs and tors.

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