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The Egan Mountain Range

Posted by
Stephen Phillips (San Francisco, United States) on 12 May 2011 in Landscape & Rural and Portfolio.

South of the town of Ely, Nevada

Here is what Wikipedia has to say about these mountains:

The Egan Range is a line of mountains in White Pine County, in eastern Nevada in the western United States. From Egan Creek near the historic community of Cherry Creek, the range runs south for approximately 108 miles (173 km), extending into the northern part of Lincoln County. To the east are the large Steptoe Valley and the even longer Schell Creek Range. To the west are the White River Valley and the scenic White Pine Range. To the north is the Cherry Creek Range, while to the south is remote Cave Valley and the southern tip of the Schell Creek Range.

The southern section of the range rises steadily, climbing to the high ridge of Ward Mountain. This crest is over 3 miles (5 km) long and, at elevations up to 10,936 feet (3333 m), includes the highest point of the range. The mountains then descend rapidly to the north, dropping to elevations below 6200 feet near the community of Ely.

Larger view & map: http://www.pbase.com/joyoflight/image/134534124/original

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Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Inspirational stuff . . what a wonderful sweep of landscape this is.

12 May 2011 6:42am

Shaahin Bahremand from Tehran, Iran

fantastic view !
excellent

12 May 2011 7:48am

Anthony Morgan Lambert from Bielefeld(old West Wales boy), Germany

I love the way the mountains just spring up out of the flat plain !! what a contrast..

12 May 2011 9:03am

Marie LC from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Fantastic capture and landscape

12 May 2011 11:25am

Eric Cousineau from Sherwood Park, Canada

An absolutely breathtaking panorama Stephen! Nicely captured! ;-)

12 May 2011 12:00pm

Denny Jump Photo from Easton, PA, United States

This is what I love! That's all I can say other than Thank You Stephen!!! I so truly miss this!!

12 May 2011 1:18pm

Shahryar from Isfahan, Iran

beautiful landscape :)

12 May 2011 1:37pm

Elaine Hancock from Rockville, United States

Beautiful landscape!

12 May 2011 3:11pm

Tim from Ft. Worth, United States

shot exudes vastness and expanse. amazing clarity. wonderfully captured place, artfully presented :)

12 May 2011 5:22pm

Williams from East LaHave, Nova Scotia, Canada

Stunning vista, beautiful photo.

12 May 2011 8:49pm

David from Detroit, United States

I like the horizontal bands of textures, especially at the bottom with the brush. I get a feel for the vastness of the landscape.

12 May 2011 11:39pm

DarkElf from Perth, Australia

great wide angle landscape! if i can make just one comment - i would have concentrated more on the foreground here because it holds a lot more interest for me than the slightly washed out sky... the mountains and the field in the look superb, sharp and clear!

13 May 2011 1:01am

Ralph Jones from Detroit, United States

Beautiful scene Stephen, looks like a great place to explore.

13 May 2011 2:23am