Taken 26-Jul-16
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Dimensions1500 x 1000
Original file size3.25 MB
Image typeTIFF
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken26-Jul-16 12:39
Date modified28-Oct-17 11:55
Shooting Conditions

Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length23 mm
Max lens aperturef/2.8
Exposure1/25 at f/11
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
American Basin wildflowers-52

American Basin wildflowers-52

Impressive scenery in American Basin attracts jeepers throughout the summer. For those with 2 wheel drive vehicles, park along the side of the main road and an easy 3/4 mile walk can be made to the trailhead near the site of an old mine. From there, motorized use stops and the hiking trail climbs to Sloan Lake to offer nice views of Handies Peak and the surrounding basin. The trail to Handies Peak continues on from Sloan Lake. Please be careful to stay on the trail to avoid erosion on the fragile tundra. The peak, at 14,048 feet, offers a panoramic view of the San Juan Mountains.