Imperishable Freshness

When my friend Joe asked if I was interested in shooting the sunset on top of Whiteface Mountain, then climbing down after dark I jumped at the idea. I recently fell in love with the mountains of New York, and chasing everything new so this was right up my alley. We arrived late, parking at the base of the memorial highway and started our way up the  closed road stopping to chat with people as they passed on their way down. We knew we wouldn’t make the top by sunset, which was socked in with clouds and wouldn’t offer anything photographically. We decided to take advantage of whatever the weather and mountain offered.

Here’s a handful of images from our hike up Whiteface.

 

 

going down whitefaceFor the first two miles the road was clear.

 

 

 

hiking whitefaceAnd soon became snow covered with elevation

 

 

 

Road to WhitefaceLess sun, more clouds

 

 

 

whiteface mountain pano road5 shot pano 45 minutes below the summit

 

 

 

Whiteface OverlookWhat I thought would be the last of the light. We decided to push further up the road

 

 

 

 

talking-to-hikers-on-whitefaceTalking to other hikers on their way down

 

 

 

 

sunset in the adirondacksThe view we saw as we turned around. We were both running back as I took this photo. It’s the only usable image out of about 50. Lucky shot.

 

 

Whiteface at SunsetIn the clouds

 

 

 

mountain highShooting the sunset in the clouds

 

 

 

in the cloudsJoe checking out his shots. We didn’t have time for much in the way of composure after running back to this spot. The sunset lasted maybe 5 minutes.

 

 

 

 

whiteface in the darkOn the way down the memorial highway

 

 

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