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Big Four Ice Caves by Richard Calhoun

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Aug 19, 2012
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Aug 18, 2012
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From Wikipedia (Since I couldn't put it more concisely):
Big Four Mountain is a mountain in the Cascade Range of Washington, located 33.4 kilometres (20.8 mi) east of Granite Falls. The mountain is about 6,135 ft (1,870 m) high and on its north flank, debris piles form from avalanches and are able to remain there year round because of the continuous shade provided by the mountain. During the summer, snow-melt streams flow beneath the debris piles and cause caves to be formed in the ice.

The Big Four Ice Caves trail #723 is one of the most popular hikes in the Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest attracting over 50,000 visitors per year. Frequently exceeding several hundred hikers per day, the trailhead's two separate parking areas are often filled beyond capacity occasionally forcing hikers to park along neighboring Mountain Loop Road.

Here is a view from three years prior of the view FROM the ice caves.
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GigaPan Stitch.Efx version 2.1.0161 (Windows)
Panorama size: 3233 megapixels (108336 x 29848 pixels)
Input images: 675 (45 columns by 15 rows)
Field of view: 178.2 degrees wide by 49.1 degrees high (top=46.1, bottom=-3.0)
Settings:
Vignette correction on: c1=0.0213 c2=-0.0129
All default settings
Original image properties:
Camera make: Canon
Camera model: Canon PowerShot SX110 IS
Image size: 3456x2592 (9.0 megapixels)
Capture time: 2012-08-18 23:09:25 - 2012-08-19 00:18:39
Aperture: f/8
Exposure time: 0.003125
ISO: 400
Focal length (35mm equiv.): 333.2 mm - 357.6 mm
Digital zoom: off
White balance: Automatic
Exposure mode: Manual
Horizontal overlap: 1.8 to 99.1 percent
Vertical overlap: 13.9 to 38.0 percent
Computer stats: 10182.3 MB RAM, 12 CPUs
Total time 46:06 (4.1 seconds per picture)
Alignment: 24:21, Projection: 8:28, Blending: 13:16
(Preview finished in 36:45)

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