Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by er0ck » January 18th, 2013, 12:21 pm

amazing! i often see the lower cloud/fog layer from up on lift-accessed hood. but never such a defined/dense inversion boundary.
lots of rime-frost people have been seeing like that, this year. i've seen some, but none so projected!
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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by jdemott » January 18th, 2013, 1:53 pm

Beautiful photos!! The rime ice shots are outstanding--thanks for posting the link to the full set on smugmug. Sounds like a great trip.

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by weathercrazy » January 18th, 2013, 8:09 pm

I'm shooting with a Nikon D7000...for now, I'm probably going to upgrade, I try to every year or so.

I adjusted contrast on some of the photos, but that's it. My business name is "Nature's Pix" so I don't alter my photos to what the eye didn't see (except occasionally black and white). I don't edit out power lines etc etc. In fact, one of my calendar photos from a couple years back had a black spot in the blue sky...it was a fly :)

Thanks everyone else for the comments!
Eric Peterson wrote:Great pictures WC!

I've probably asked this before but what camera are you shooting with? And
did you PS any of those?

Thanks :)

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by VanMarmot » January 19th, 2013, 4:47 pm

Timing and opportunity aligned with talent = GREAT photos.
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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by weathercrazy » January 19th, 2013, 8:12 pm

Thanks...Usually you remember all of the opportunities you miss...at work, or just too busy, or sick etc.

Occasionally the stars align!

When I started the hike I was afraid the summit would still be in the inversion...but luckily it wasn't!

The hardest part...was two fold. Hearing the rime frost drop off the trees as the temps warmed.

And of course, it was hard to tell myself to leave the mid 50 temps and descend into the sub-freezing fog.
VanMarmot wrote:Timing and opportunity aligned with talent = GREAT photos.

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by Don Nelsen » January 19th, 2013, 8:53 pm

Nice work and great documentation. Amazing inversion and it seems to cover much of the west. I was snowmobiling at 9,000' elevation outside of Ogden, Utah on Thursday and it was twenty degrees warmer than downtown Ogden. (10 degrees vs. 30+)

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by Waffle Stomper » January 19th, 2013, 9:14 pm

Beautiful shots.
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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by Sean Thomas » January 20th, 2013, 7:46 am

Awesome, WC. Speaking of calendars, you could probably crank out 3 or 4 from this trip alone! These pics are amazing!

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by weathercrazy » January 20th, 2013, 6:34 pm

For those wondering if the inversion is still in place, yes, but it has changed. It is now much deeper.

For example, Dry Creek (2,700') which had been near 70, is now 26.

Augspurger which was in the 50s, is now 19.

http://www.wrh.noaa.gov/mesowest/frame.php?map=pqr

So you would have to go up quite a bit higher to get into the "warm air"

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Re: Hamilton Mountain, Below, In and Above The Inversion

Post by Eric Peterson » January 20th, 2013, 7:14 pm

Yeah, Augspurger summit was about 50 in the sun yesterday and I see that the
weather station that is reporting 19 right now is about 700' lower but still...

Bookmarked that one, nice weather link :)

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