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Shoreline View Of Anthony Lake

Robert Bales

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Steamboat Springs, CO - United States

Very beautiful and spectacularly composed.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Daniel for the great review!!

Lockport, IL - United States

Beautifully composed, wonderful capture! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Debra for the vote and comments!!

Salisbury, MA - United States

Beautiful

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks!!

Daytona Beach, FL - United States

Beautiful image and reflections!!! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Deborah for the comment on the reflections and the vote!!

St. Michael/Austria, Ca - Austria

peaceful!! LF

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Dagmar for the LF and the comment!!

Calahorra, La - Spain

Beautiful landscape! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the vote!!

Rhodes, Do - Greece

Amazing landscape, beautiful reflections, great capture Robert! V29/F/P

Robert Bales replied:

I really appreciate your support Julia and thanks for the v/f/p!!

Suffield, CT - United States

Absolutely awesome image. Voted/fav

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Anne for the wonderful comments and the v/f!!

Orange , CA - United States

Beautiful lake and reflection........v/t/g+1

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Athala for the v/t/g !!!

New York, NY - United States

Beautiful landscape image!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks James!!

Tampa, FL - United States

Stunning capture!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Sharon!!

Greensboro, NC - United States

Robert, another gorgeous mountain, capture, perfect color and detail, reflection and composition, f/v!!!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much for the wonderful review Sandi and the f/v!!

Omaha, NE - United States

Oh my, what a beautiful mountain lake scene. Excellent clarity and color - lovely sky you had that day.

Robert Bales replied:

Yes the sky sure was nice and thanks for the great comment!!

Toronto, ON - Canada

Beautiful.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Georgia!!

Cincinnati, OH - United States

Beautiful image! so peaceful and serene! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Phyllis for the vote and nice comment!!

Stockholm, SE - Sweden

I love your landscapes. Allways stunning work. Liked and FAV

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Ramon for the very nice comment and the f/l!!

Seattle, WA - United States

Love it and the reflections are so whimsical.

Robert Bales replied:

That for great comment and I learn a new word today.

Spring Glen, NY - United States

Lovely mountain scene! f/v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Pamela for the f/v and comment!!

Brescia, Bs - Italy

beautiful!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Simona!!

Nanaimo, BC - Canada

Beautiful Robert!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Inqe!!

Fort Worth, TX - United States

beautfiul landscape!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Joan!

Clarence, NY - United States

Beautiful image f/v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Kathleen for the vote and comment!!

SJ, NL - Canada

Beautiful image! Love the clarity and composition! Great reflection! L

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Zinvolle for the three comments on the lake photo!!

Toijala, Ak - Finland

Enjoyable capture, Robert! v.

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Sipo for the vote and I am glad you enjoyed the photo!!

Rogersville, MO - United States

beautiful scenery! v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the vote Deena!!

Aitkin, Mn - United States

what a beautiful view, nice capture v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Paul for the vote and wonderful comments!!

Kelseyville, CA - United States

Beautiful!

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Kandy!!

Denton, TX - United States

What a pretty capture of this lake and shoreline Robert. F/V Ruth

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Ruth for the f/v and the wonderful comments!!

Weymouth, NS - Canada

Beautiful, Robert! f/v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks David for the f/v and comment!!

Carrollton, MO - United States

Wonderful presentation Robert ... makes you want to get a fishing pole and see if there are any Rainbows lurking.. V/F

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks for the great comments and I think there were mostly Brooks. I hope to caught some next year!! Thanks for the v/f!!

Cedar Hill, TX - United States

Awesome scenic! f/v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks so much for the comments and the f/v!!

Toronto , ON - Canada

This is such a captivating and inviting scene Robert, you have composed and presented if excellently! v/f

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Peter and I am glad you enjoyed it and thanks for the v.f!!

Houston, TX - United States

Beautiful capture and stunning view Robert! f/v

Robert Bales replied:

Thanks Tessa for the wonderful review and the v/f!!

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Shoreline View Of Anthony Lake

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Robert Bales

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We had a family camp out near Anthony Lake which is above 7000 feet and this beautiful alpine lake was only a very short hike form our camp site. This was taken in the late afternoon on our first day at the lake.
Just as beautiful, but more accessible than the more famous Wallowa Mountains nearby, the Elkhorn Range boasts craggy granite peaks and high alpine lakes surrounded by wildflowers. A paved road climbs to a lovely campground and picnic area beside 7,140-foot-high Anthony Lake. From here hikers can stroll around the lake in half an hour or tackle a more demanding 8.2-mile loop around Gunsight Mountain.
A little history on how it was formed. The Blue Mountain range began as a volcanic island archipelago in the Pacific Ocean 210 to 270 million years ago. The Earth's crustal movement "rafted" this volcanic and sedimentary debris onto the advancing North American continent about 200 million years ago. Later bubbles of relatively light granite rose through the sediment to form the core of the range. This granite has since been exposed by erosion.

A glacier scoured out Anthony Lake's granite basin from the crest of the Elkhorn Range relatively recently, during the Ice Age 6,000-20,000 years ago. Today there are no glaciers in Eastern Oregon. Instead, subalpine firs and wildflower meadows ring the lake. Still, exposed patches of granite often exhibit "glacial polish," shiny surfaces where the weight of grinding ice has polished the rock as smoothly as a granite tombstone.
Gunsight Mountain lies in the northern Elkhorn Mountains of Oregon, and is one of the more easily accessible peaks in this range. Gunsight Mountain has two summits, the eastern one being the highest at 8342 feet. Gunsight Mountain is accessed most easily from Anthony Lake. An ascent via the west ridge is a steep, but fun class 3 scramble. The south ridge is a class 2 scramble, and is not as steep. Round trip distance up the west ridge and down the south ridge is about 3 miles, and takes three to four hours. The views of the surrounding lakes and peaks of the Northern Elkhorns are excellent, and on a clear day can range from the Wallowas in the east to the Ochocos in the west.

Gunsight Mountain is part of the backdrop for the Anthony Lakes ski area, which is known for having the highest base elevation in Oregon, and excellent powder skiing with minimal crowds.

The Elkhorn Mountains lie in northeastern Oregon, and are a sub-range of the Blue Mountains. The Blue Mountains were once a volcanic island arc, and were accreted to the North American continent as it advanced westward. The northern Elkhorns are a part of the Bald Mountain Batholith, which was generated as the rocks and sediments from the Blue Mountain volcanic arc were subducted, and melted from 158 to 131 million years ago. This magma rose, but did not reach the surface, and slowly cooled forming the granitic rocks (mostly granodiorite) that can be seen today, and comprise Gunsight Mountain. Dark blotches called xenoliths can be found where pieces of the host rock were assimilated into the intruding magma. Over the past eight million years, faulting along the Olympic-Wallowa Lineament has lifted this material to its present height, and erosion has worn away the original surrounding rock. The many tarns, cirques, and U-shaped valleys found in this area were carved by Ice Age glaciers. The notch between Gunsight�s two summits is a joint, which commonly form as igneous rocks cool and fracture, on both small and large scales.

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