Wheeler Peak Cirque

Equipment Info
Canon Canon EOS 5D Mark II
4906891/1000000 sec. / ISO 100
State/Province/Region
Nevada
Nearest Area
Great Basin NP
Town
Baker
Brief Directions

This view is from Mather Overlook

Notes

Canon EOS 5D II; Canon EF 70-200mm @ 130mm; Gitzo tripod; RRS BH-55; RAW captures: f/16 @ 1/30 sec, ISO 100; Auto exposure, AV mode; Evaluative metering; Auto WB

Description

Wheeler Peak, standing at over 13,000 feet, provides classic examples of the erosional forces of glaciation. Ice pried, plucked and carried away quartzite from the cool northeast slopes of the higher reaches in the Snake Range. When the glaciers melted and receded, deep bowls called "cirques" were exposed. Also visible today are the rocky hummocks called moraines. Wheeler Peak Cirque shelters the only known remaining glacier in Great Basin NP. Five Image stitch.

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Date Added
February 10, 2019
Date Taken
February 10, 2019