Wave cloud North of Longs Peak from transition to the Tundra Zone

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Comments (8)

Family photographer.… on November 26, 2007

Fantastic cloud. I will keep it in my favorites. You had a great weekend, Rich.

Richard Ryer on November 26, 2007

Greetings Inessa and Billy, Thanks for visiting the Battle Mountain Junction and cloud and your wonderful comments.

Inessa - More examples of the wave clouds and how long it lasted. Some times they form a long cloud from horizon to horizon. Other times they are just this small lenticular formation. It was a wonderful day in the hills, if not just a bit cold for the gloves I had with me.

Billy - I guess they need to tell the hikers where they are and which trail to take to get where they are going. The park has a huge number of hikers each year and they don't want all those people getting lost. Many of us know where the old service trails are. They are not signed so we get them to ourselves!

Thanks both for visiting. Glad you enjoyed the day on Longs Peak's lower flanks. I sure did.



Family photographer.… on November 27, 2007

Thank you for your story about the clouds. Amazing thing. There is a link to another one

Cheers, Inessa

Richard Ryer on November 27, 2007

Greetings Inessa, Thanks for the link, I remember seeing this in the past. It is amazing isn't it?



©junebug on November 29, 2007

This is a great picture of a wave cloud, Rich! I really like it! Looks like you had a wonderful weekend in the snow! Cheers, Anne

Richard Ryer on November 29, 2007

Greetings Anne, Thanks for visiting the wave cloud and your wonderful comment. The mountains in the Park set up lots of nice wave clouds. This particular cloud hung around for hours without changing, which is unusual. It was a good friend for the day.



Moh. Helal on December 19, 2007

Beautiful cloud! Never seen one like this in real.

Richard Ryer on December 19, 2007

Greetings Mohammed, Thanks for visiting the wave cloud high up in the park. These clouds form when the jet stream winds aloft cross over the mountains and form a wave shape. The cloud forms under the wave. They can be small discs over a single mountain peak or a long slender cloud the length of the mountain range. When we see these clouds over the park we know it is going to be a very windy day of hiking. These are especially pretty at sunset.



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Photo taken in Rocky Mountain National Park, East Longs Peak Trail, Estes Park, CO 80517, USA

Photo details

  • Uploaded on November 25, 2007
  • © All Rights Reserved
    by Richard Ryer
    • Camera: Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XTi
    • Taken on 2007/11/25 11:30:50
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 17.00mm
    • F/Stop: f/11.000
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash