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Posted by 1943mike on Thu Jan 23, 2020 1:48 pm

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On July 15, 2015 I climbed to the top of Mt. St. Helens for the second time in my 70's. My younger brother (by 15 months) beat me up by at least an hour. He's a mountain climber (or was .. gave that up after age 70) so I'm delighted he's still in great shape. Took me 8.5 hours for the round trip. Not terrible for a guy at 72 but not great either. It took my brother a little less than 7 hours to do the same ... super good for that trail. At going on 77 (on January 30th) I no longer feel the urge to do strenuous hikes. I just enjoy moderate day hikes.

Panorama is from 12 exposures. I had to use PS to add some of the fine lava scree on some sections near the bottom of the image .. I was very tired when creating the images at the summit and wasn't paying enough attention to compositional detail :oops: .

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by Ron Day on Thu Jan 23, 2020 2:49 pm
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What a great story and image, Mike. I love the perspective in this panorama. Congrats.
 

by Carol Clarke on Thu Jan 23, 2020 5:31 pm
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A wonderful story and I admire your determination to get this great view of the crater, Mike! What a shame we can't see a larger image, but what we can see looks good to me!

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by AForns on Thu Jan 23, 2020 7:49 pm
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Mike big congrats, getting up there is an accomplishment at any age. View is stunning
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by 1943mike on Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:35 am
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Ron, Carol, and Alfred,

Thanks for chiming in.

To Carol -
I'd love to be able to post a larger image but, even with a paid membership ($40.00/year), the rules here proscribe an image size (1250 pixels on the long side?) that would not convey what I believe would be the optimum viewing dimensions for the above panorama. Not that it's a great image, just that my prints (13" x 41.184") are what I would consider barely adequate sizing for this image. It is what it is ... I'm grateful to be able to post any of my images on this forum .. no matter the size.

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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Jan 24, 2020 6:07 am
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Impressive hike-and the image is amazing- what a view! Great story and results.
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by Carol Clarke on Fri Jan 24, 2020 9:34 am
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1943mike wrote:
Ron, Carol, and Alfred,

Thanks for chiming in.

To Carol -
I'd love to be able to post a larger image but, even with a paid membership ($40.00/year), the rules here proscribe an image size (1250 pixels on the long side?) that would not convey what I believe would be the optimum viewing dimensions for the above panorama. Not that it's a great image, just that my prints (13" x 41.184") are what I would consider barely adequate sizing for this image. It is what it is ... I'm grateful to be able to post any of my images on this forum .. no matter the size.

Mike


The max is 1280 pixels on the longest side, but I hear what you're saying, Mike.  :) 

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