Tahquitz Peak and Lily Rock

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Tahquitz Peak is named after the legendary Chief Tauquitch (Tahquitz) of the Sobaba Band of the Luiseño People, or Payomkowishum. Chief Tauquitch was known to be a tall handsome chief. When the maidens of other chiefs went missing, Chief Tauquitch was suspected and later confirmed to be responsible. He was condemned to death by fire. As the flames rose up around Chief Tauquitch he disappeared in a great spark of flame. Obviously he was a demon and is believed to live in a cave inside Tahquitz Peak which can be confirmed by the occasional rumblings that occur there. Tahquitz Rock (or Lily Rock) is the location where the Yosemite Decimal System “rock climbing scale” was developed in the 1950’s and is still used in the United State and Canada to this day. Lily Rock is named after Lily Eastman, daughter of Dr. Sanford Eastman, a pioneer of the area in the 1870’s.

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zaro1965 on December 1, 2011

Very excellent landscape in incredible colors, Like66!

Best wishes, Zaro

d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch on December 4, 2011

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©JPix on December 4, 2011

very nice sunlight colors and composition, like

Jörg R. on December 4, 2011

It´s a very nice sunset mood !

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Best wishes , Willy

Ghiocela on December 5, 2011

Charming light!! :) I like! Thanks for visit!Best wishes, Simona

Mel Figueroa on December 6, 2011

Me gusta (L 70), muy bonita, hermoso matiz

Saludos de México, mis mejores deseos, Mel Figueroa

Вадим Крюков on December 8, 2011

Beautiful photo! I wish you success, Vadim. L + F Walk cloud on the ice

Amanita on December 10, 2011

Hermosa luz y paisaje¡¡ Like. Greetings

Arto J on December 11, 2011

Greeting Donald

Extremely beautiful decrease in the sun... Warm colours and interesting shading of the rays of the sun...The one's really living look like photo. L

My best regards to you. Arto

Karel H. on December 11, 2011

Wonderful mountain scenery.Very interesting light and evening colors.

I like it,Donald

Greetings,Karel

Rodrigo Chavez Nesta… on December 12, 2011

Beautiful shot. Greetings. Rodrigo. LIKE + Favorite Photographer List.

d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch on December 12, 2011

Dear Friends:

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*Delfina* on December 13, 2011

Very beautiful shot!

Like!

Best wishes, Mira

Shrdn on December 15, 2011

Amazing picture, for the light and the colors, not only for the beautiful scenery! Like! Ciao, Roberto

james.f. on December 16, 2011

Dear friend Donald,Beautiful scenery and lovely colours.LIKE!.Have a nice Christmas and new year.Best regards from united kingdom,James and family. ;-)

monic@ on December 16, 2011

This looks beautiful Donald with the evening sun shining on the top of the mountains. Like Greetings, Monic@

Rafl on December 16, 2011

ILIKE for incredible montaine, Rafl

♥ Kama ♥ on December 18, 2011

✰✰✰✰ LK82 Precious light for this fine image - by ♥ Kama ♥


♫ Merry Xmas ♪♪ Happy 2012 ♫


行者无路 on December 20, 2011

Very nice shot !!! Like

Merry Christmas & Happy new year 2012 !!!

Best greetings from China !行者无路

Roman Zázvorka on December 20, 2011

Fantastic photo LIKE. Greetings from Czech republic to California. Roman

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  • Uploaded on September 1, 2011
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    by d☼≈AlDWMcCuLL☼Ch
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot SX200 IS
    • Taken on 2011/08/18 19:31:03
    • Exposure: 0.020s (1/50)
    • Focal Length: 10.98mm
    • F/Stop: f/4.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO80
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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