Thursday, February 17, 2011
Hey everyone. This is what the Lake Elan Basin looks like. It’s in the north-central Cascades in Washington State, near the Mountain Loop Highway. (which heads east from Granite Falls, then north to Darrington.) The spot where I was standing is right near Headlee Pass, along the Sunrise Mine Trail. A nice trail, well worth the effort, but keep in mind that it’s covered in snow until fairly late in the season. (This was taken in September, and most of the lake itself was still frozen over.) But, that’s always the problem with the high country, so whatever.
Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/125s, f/9.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 28mm.