Paul Gill Photography | Arizona State Verticals | Greens Peak fog forest
Taken 3-Aug-16
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Dimensions3840 x 5760
Original file size11.4 MB
Image typeJPEG
Color spaceAdobe RGB (1998)
Date taken4-Aug-16 07:10
Date modified28-Apr-17 12:23
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Camera makeCanon
Camera modelCanon EOS 5D Mark III
Focal length80 mm
Max lens aperturef/4
Exposure1/60 at f/8
FlashNot fired, compulsory mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeManual
Exposure prog.Manual
ISO speedISO 100
Metering modePattern
Greens Peak fog forest

Greens Peak fog forest

Greens Peak is the highest of a set of rounded knolls sitting atop a raised highland north of Mount Baldy, in the White Mountains of Eastern Arizona. The White Mountains and surrounding terrain are part of the Springerville Volcanic Field, the second-largest such field in the country (the largest also being in Arizona, the San Francisco Volcanic Field in Northern Arizona). Greens Peak is named after Major John Green, who was a principal figure in the creation of Fort Apache (source).

The knolls that sit atop the highlands north of Mount Baldy all have a consistent round shape, usually rising about 500-800 feet above the meadows and forests below. The knolls, including Greens Peak, are apparently single-event eruption cones, or monogenetic cones. The eruptions came and went, never often enough to form into one giant mass with a sophisticated magma system.