On December 5, we went trespassing on a nice high ridge. This is the view from there. Note that this is a wide-angle panorama, the view is more than 180 degrees wide.
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Turning around, facing north, this is some of what you see. The arrow is pointing at the Hale Telescope (that's the big one), almost invisible against the sky. The other little white blob (below the peak) is another largish telescope at the observatory. You can also see a few of the burned trees in the foreground.
Another art tree.
On December 12, I heard there was snow on the mountain. Envisioning the meadow beautifully carpeted in white, I drove up to see it and photograph it. I was too late; this is what I found.
There was a bit of snow left on the shaded spots, like the access road to the north.
It was one small step for me.
So the trip wouldn't be a total loss, I took images for this panorama. The red lines indicate the boundaries of the property I'd have if my offer for all three lots goes through. This is about 270 degrees of view, seen from the middle of the cul-de-sac.
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Copyright 1999 Paul Williamson. firstname.lastname@example.org