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The idea for this site results from my love of the mountain wilds and photography. ph10305t.jpgThe panoramic vistas from conquered peaks are remembered through snapshots taken after a hard fought scramble to the top. In 1967 Steve Cannon, Chris Cole and I climbed our first significant peak, Mount San Gorgonio in southern California. I was hooked. Next we tackled Mount Whitney and later Mount San Jacinto, also in California. While living in Arizona in the 1980s I tried to stand on top of as many major peaks in the state as time allowed. Then there was the Sierra Nevadas. For 5 years in the early 1990s the high sierras near Merced California The Yosemite drew me back again and again. And now some tens of thousands of 35mm chromes await some higher purpose. The internet was taking off and digital cameras became affordable. Since 1996 over 10,000 digital photos of the cascades were added to the chromes of the 60s, 70s, and the 80s. The ultimate hiking machine, an airplane Andy036t_.jpg, joined the other technologies available. Now photos of the peaks themselves accumulated at a high rate and joined the photos taken from the peaks.

First photos in the database were those aerial shots of the Cascadian peaks. As time allows I hope to scan the chromes of earlier times and include those in the database. Photographer's Blog
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