The Wallowa Mountains: Hidden Gem Of The Pacific Northwest Part 3 of 3

The final morning brings a spectacular light show. It was 15 degrees Fahrenheit ( -9 Celsius). The clouds and the light were dancing partners…

This the 3rd and final installment of my photos from this year’s elk hunt in the Wallowa Mountains.

You can see Part 1 here.

You can see Part 2 here.

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The clouds slowly lift off the mountain in time with the rising sun.

 

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The light demands attention, but the clouds continue to try to upstage the performance.

 

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The moving moisture disperses the light, revealing a fresh blanket of snow.

 

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It’s easy to forget the valley below. But the light begins to reveal a wider world.

 

 

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The sunrise reaches out across the valley to touch the mountain.

 

Snow covered trees become the projection screen, showcasing the sunrise.

 

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Light rays pierce through the shadows…

…and finally, win the battle for light.

 

The shifting of clouds almost makes it seem like several sunrises happening back-to-back.

 

 

Snowshoe tracks, left by a rabbit that was up and foraging for food before the sun and I arrived.

 

 

This decorated tree was holding more than seemed realistic.

 

 

On the shaded side of the ridge, the snow-screen was reflecting blue sky.

 

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Heading down the mountain. No elk today.

 

The view from the back porch of the ranch house.

 

Icecicles form a frame.

 

Icecicles become the subject.

 

 

This cold night was enough to freeze the pond over from the night before.

 

Looking back at the mountains from the valley below.

 

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Farewell to Ruby Peak, until next year…

 

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