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BillEdwards-Park Butte Tarns Pano-V1.jpg - equirectangular 360
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Second stitched conventional panorama - 24mm lens on full frame body
A day hiker descending Hidden Lake Peak. He's travelling really light and consequently making good time.
An exposure test shot with the fish eye lens includes Hidden Lake and my pack. I'm getting ready to create the 360 panorama.
Hidden Lake from the saddle. Looking east across the lake one can see Forbidden Peak, Boston Peak, Johannesburg Mountain, Mount Formidable and others.
Still an abundance of wildflowers, although fading
Yes, dogs are allowed
Hiker ascending the meadow trail to make an overnight at the lookout
Rainer pausing in the heather and rock gardens on the way down
Approaching the saddle, heather gardens give way to rock and boulder fields with broken trail and some moderate route finding challenges.
Water streaming over a trail side boulder. I refilled my water supply here on the way back.
The gneiss / granite debate
Looking back at the meadows and Mount Baker on the horizon
Moving past the meadows to the heather and rock gardens
After a mile in the forest we emerge from the mosquito squadrons and head up the wildflower meadows
The finished equirectangular 360 panorama - 15mm fish eye lens
All shuttered and locked up, the lookout waits for the next overnight hikers.
Regarding the wonderfulness of it all
Packing up after lunch
The views from the lookout are absolutely spectacular. On a clear day you can see Monte Cristo Peak and the volcanoes Mount Rainier and Glacier Peak as well as a host of other majestic peaks. It’s jaw dropping beautiful and a great place to pause and contemplate.
At the lookout we met three women who had rented the lookout for the night. They were in the process of lowering the shutters and locking the door before hiking out to return the key to the ranger station at Skykomish.
View from a fish eye
The commemorative brass plaque. Check out the misspelling of Evergreen. Huh? What the f**k?? Someone probably said; "Oh to hell with it, no one will notice, just put the damn thing on the door" This belongs on that website 'You had one job'
Evergreen Mountain Lookout from the trail
A 360 panoramic shot, NE view of the lookout
A 360 panoramic shot, interior view of the lookout
A 360 panoramic shot, SW view of the lookout