Mt. Monolith

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Comments (5)

Marc Shandro on May 12, 2011

This is the heart of The Yukon's Tombstone mountains. Jagged crags and spires of granite covered in luxuriant lichens await the adventurous wanderer.

The Tombstone Territorial Park has been compared to a similar mountainous park 13,959 kilometers to the south as the crow flies (according to Google Earth). Torres del Paine in southern Chile has similar jagged peaks soaring vertically out of a pristine environment, and as such the Tombstone Mountains have sometimes been called the "Torres del Paine of the North".

To truly appreciate either of these places requires a few days of backpacking in my opinion to get close and feel the rock beneath your boots and the mountain air in your lungs.

It wasn't until I got back to Calgary and saw this particular photo that I realized I had taken in this scene before on the other side of the world.

Christos Theodorou on June 29, 2011

Beautiful light & very nice shot - Greetings from Greece.

Arnika1 on July 17, 2011

Super! LIKE. Greetings from Poland, Joanna

© Marco De Candido on October 2, 2011
  • Magic moment, I Like this pic very much.
  • Greetings, Marco on March 30, 2013

wow, fantastic

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on May 12, 2011
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Marc Shandro
    • Taken on 2010/09/10 20:43:39
    • Exposure: 0.250s (1/4)
    • Focal Length: 32.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/13.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO200
    • Exposure Bias: -2.00 EV
    • No flash