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Misty Fjords National Monument #2

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 5 April 2016 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

John Muir compared the Misty Fjords with Yosemite Valley for its similar geology and glacial morphology. Light-colored granite, about 50 to 70 million years old (Eocene Epoch to Cretaceous Period) has been sculpted by glaciers that gouged deep U-shaped troughs throughout the monument. Many of the glacial valleys are filled with seawater and are called "canals", but they are not man-made in any way; the walls of these valleys are near-vertical and often rise 2,000 to 3,000 feet above sea level, and drop 1,000 feet below it.

Across from the Salmon River and Portland Canal and the settlement of Hyder, Alaska, small glaciers occupy high areas of the northeast part of the monument. Soule and Through Glaciers cover high plateaus and valleys in the Lincoln and Seward Mountains, where one peak rises to 6,250 feet above sea level. Most mountain tops in the monument are in the 4,000 to 5,000 foot elevation range. Tree line is usually around 2,700 feet.

It was a very rainy start to this excursion which had us worried as to what we would see (and not see). The tour guide told us had it not been raining, we wouldn't have seen the waterfalls that we did see. Whether or not that is true, I cannot confirm.

Photo captured September 17, 2015.

NIKON D7000 1/60 second F/4.0 ISO 400 27 mm (35mm equiv.)

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claudine/canelle from France

Magnifique !

5 Apr 2016 6:06am

fateme@@ from Dezful, Iran

Nice composition.

5 Apr 2016 6:12am

Anne from France

Jolies cascades!

5 Apr 2016 7:08am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

what lovely cascades

5 Apr 2016 9:11am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Ooops I'm an echo of Anne. Subliminal suggestion at work again :0

5 Apr 2016 9:12am

Libouton Martine from Bousval, Belgium

Une belle composition

5 Apr 2016 9:15am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Very beautiful. I am a waterfall fan !

5 Apr 2016 11:04am

Tomek from PoznaƄ, Poland

Amazing waterfalls. Beautiful place.:-)

5 Apr 2016 11:31am

Jean-Louis Guianvarc'h from Valence d'Albigeois, France

Magnifique paysage plein de fraîcheur et de verdure!
Beautiful landscape full of freshness and greenery!

5 Apr 2016 11:51am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Excellent ...... juste en face par rapport à hier ?..... )))

5 Apr 2016 1:10pm

Mohammad/Navvab from shiraz, Iran

So beautiful view
Very nice

5 Apr 2016 1:27pm

Don from Spokane, United States

A gorgeous capture of this spectacular fall of water.

5 Apr 2016 3:05pm

Mhelene from Villiers-sur-Marne, France

Very beautiful !!

5 Apr 2016 3:12pm

Steve Rice from Olympia, United States

Pure beauty!

5 Apr 2016 4:25pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

GOrgeous color and point of view.

5 Apr 2016 5:03pm

franz from Baden, Austria

exquisite capture of the amazing beauty of untamed nature, and very informative and easy-to-follow information!

5 Apr 2016 5:39pm

Yvon from Belgium

Wahhh.... very nice and great compo.
Have a nice week, Steven.

5 Apr 2016 7:27pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

very nice shot
with beautiful composition, colors & lights!

5 Apr 2016 9:03pm

Moridi from Tehran, Iran

Very beautiful capture.

5 Apr 2016 9:24pm

Harmonia from Bondues, France

Impressive place

5 Apr 2016 9:34pm

Alun from Elton, United Kingdom

That really is some view, stunning

5 Apr 2016 10:36pm

MEC from Setúbal, Portugal

Nice landscape.

5 Apr 2016 11:18pm

James from Central Florida, United States

This is a wonderful shot, nicely composed, with great narrative.

5 Apr 2016 11:22pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

A gorgeous image! These waterfalls are just spectacular! A beautiful image!

6 Apr 2016 2:14am

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

Beautiful cascades.

6 Apr 2016 2:52am

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

Another excellent shot. A true beauty.

6 Apr 2016 3:31am

L'Angevine from Angers, France


6 Apr 2016 1:19pm

Patrick M. from Lille, France

Giant waterfall that is an intense vegetation

8 Apr 2016 9:13am

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