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post #5 of (permalink) Old 07-28-2020, 06:56 PM
ColdBrook
Scaling New Heights
 
Join Date: Dec 2019
Location: Chicago
Interest: Hiking, backpacking, kayaking
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zeljkok,
Thanks for posting this wonderful hike.
I really like photo 7, "Painted Landscape." So pure! The colors are amazing -- yellow ochre, teal blue, subtle grays, a bluebird sky.
Photo 3 suggests a well-trod footpath on the ridge.
Perhaps the purple rock with red undertones is argillite (sedimentary)? Possibly a rock containing purple quartz.
(I have a book on geology of CA Rockies, so may get around to looking it up, and the formation.)

Glad to add this hike to a list of "more beautiful, less touristy" hikes, several of which have popped up on the forums the past couple of months. The dance card for September 2021 fills.

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