I took far too many photographs on March 13. Brian and Nancy Morganti and I got up around sunrise and headed up Whitney Portal Road out of Lone Pine. We spent a bunch of time shooting the Eastern Sierra peaks to our southwest and west. It was chilly and breezy this morning, but likely nothing compared to the weather up on the ridges. It looked a little like patchy stratus clouds were hugging some of the ridges and peaks, but the “clouds” may also have been due to wildly blowing snow getting whipped up to great heights. The wind and cold and ground blizzard conditions some 8000 feet above us must have been very severe! Fortunately, we were able to watch and photograph from a distance under bright blue skies.
I decided to break up my March 13 images into four entries: Mount Whitney Portal, Alabama Hills, the Saline Valley…plus, more Zodiacal Light after dusk on the ZL page! Enjoy the rugged terrain below.