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Discussion in 'Photos' started by gtfour, May 12, 2011.
Sierra Nevada Range.
Somewhere in the Dolomites
Laguna De La Cocha Colombia
North Rim of the Grand canyon
Mulbekh ▲ Ladakh ▲ Himalaya
(1300 year old rock carving just out of the picture)
Big Bend National Park.
10 minutes from home...
Yak's grazing on the way up to 5260 m/~17.000 ft Wari La ▲ Ladakh ▲ Himalaya
(The Yak is an important animal in Ladakh.
It is used for working the fields, threshing the grain, carrying loads, the dung is used for fuel, it is a vital source of milk and cheese (it is rarely used for meat), fur for weaving clothing, carpet, making ropes and bed covers)
I don't think you've got that four wheel drive, son. Best go on home.
Rongdo, (~3000 m/~10.000 ft asl), a village in Nubra valley which, like most villages and towns in Ladakh (Indian Himalaya), depends solely on a glacier fed river for irrigation..., since precipitation only occurs in winter as snow amongs the mountain peaks.
(The Nubra valley was historically important as it lies on a old caravan/trade route between India/Ladakh and Central Asia and Tibet, with 10.000 horses and camels yearly taken the route over the mountains, until about 1950, when it was closed, because of the Chinese/Indian and Pakistan/Indian situation at the time)
Thanks for the context, I find that very much worthwhile.
And I agree, it's quite educational and really cool to see places I know I will never go. Thanks for sharing.
The setting of Padum (3665 m/~10,000 ft asl, center left), the only town in the Zanskar valley ▲ Himalaya
(Zanskar, with a population of 13,800, is cut off from the rest of the world for 6 month of the year because of snow on the passes.
The only exception is a hazardous walk up the frozen Zanskar river in the month of January and February)
White Rim Trail, Canyonlands NP, UT
Himalaya mountain roads rock
Mosquero, New Mexico
Andes Mountain range near Huaraz Peru at 15,500 ft on 10/18/2019