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This is a panorama taken from the summit of Grouse Mountain (12,800 feet / 3,901 meters) facing south-southwest. I took a total of six handheld vertical shots, which was actually quite difficult because of high winds at the time.

The scree/talus field in the foreground is part of Grouse Mountain, while the most prominent peak in the distance (the first from the left) is Mount Jackson, at 13,666 feet (4,165 meters). Mount Jackson is the second highest peak in the North Sawatch Range, behind the Mount of the Holy Cross, which would be visible by panning further to the left, where the range continues on the opposite side of Grouse Mountain.

The other peaks in view, continuing from left to right, include Pika Peak, Gold Dust Peak, North Gold Dust, New York Mountain as well as several unnamed peaks before tapering off into the lower altitude forest seen in the right of the frame.

I felt that a black and white presentation was more fitting for this photo in order to emphasize the jagged angles of the peaks against the dramatic mid-morning sky.

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