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21 megapixels! A very high resolution, large-format VAST photo print of a lone set of trees in the snow on a mountain; photograph created by Scott Rinckenberger in Bannock Mountain, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington
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Larch with Two Evergreens

21 MEGAPIXEL VAST PHOTO
Bannock Mountain, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington
May 14, 2017

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In May, 2017, two skiers, bolstered with the confidence of their professional mountain guiding backgrounds, and nearly 5 years of planning, executed the first continuous ski traverse from Snoqualmie Pass, Washington to the Canadian Border. Traveling as close to the crest of the range as possible for the duration of the trip, the pair spent 34 days on snow and covered over 275 miles of the roughest and most remote mountain terrain in the lower 48 without once deviating to the comforts of civilization.

I was fortunate to be invited to join this journey, already in progress, for week-long trek in the remote Glacier Peak Wilderness before departing home while the intrepid explorers pushed north to Canada. My work from this trip would eventually help land this story on the front page of the Seattle Times newspaper, and would serve as a bedrock in my photographic study of snow textures, glaciers and subalpine trees.

There are many remote segments of this journey which are seldom visited, and are almost never visited in winter. In the best case scenario, such areas require 2-3 days of travel on foot from the nearest roads. No other access is possible. The barriers to entry include defunct, or non-existent trails through dense temperate rainforest, middle elevation 'vertical forests' where former glaciers carved deep u-shaped valleys of immense depths, and towering summits of unforgiving snow, ice and rock.

But among these hazards and hurdles, one can find moments of relenting terrain and deeply unspoiled natural beauty. Such is the case in the rolling meadows below Bannock Peak, just east of the Cascade Crest. Here, on the dry side of the range, the subalpine larch tree and the subalpine fir thrive at the very upper fringes of the tree line. These trees utilize a different method of survival; the larch trees drop their needles for the lean winters, while the fir trees maintain their coat of green, but each is incredibly well suited for an environment into which only the most hearty ever set foot, paw or roots.


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trees   
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FILE SPECS

Total Pixels20,668,416
Horizontal Pixels3,712
Vertical Pixels5,568
Aspect Ratio1 : 0.67
File Size118 MB
Width @ 300ppi (perfect)1.03 feet
Height @ 300ppi1.55 feet
Width @ 150ppi (near-perfect)2.06 feet
Height @ 150ppi3.09 feet

EXPOSURE SPECS

Date & TimeMay 14, 2017:  6:38pm
LocationBannock Mountain, Glacier Peak Wilderness, Washington
Coordinates48.248600, -120.965200
Focal Length150mm
Aperturef/8
Shutter Speed1/640 sec
ISO100
Number of Exposures1
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