Light/Breezes

Light/Breezes
SUNRISE AT DEATH VALLEY-Photo by Tom Cochrun

Monday, June 6, 2011

ROCKY BUTTE FROM BOTH SIDES NOW

A MOUNTAIN WITH A LONG VIEW
This communications tower sits atop a high bluff near the summit of Rocky Butte.
It will take especially good eyes to see the tower in the frame below, but it is there to the right of the summit in the middle of the shot.
The shot is from the deck of our house on the ridge.
Rocky Butte is about 3,250 elevation.  I spotted the antenna using a set of field glasses.
The frame below gives you a better sense of the distance from our ridge.
Rocky Butte is one of the taller peaks in this area of the Santa Lucia ranges which gains in altitude to the north.
I've followed the data captured by the Rocky Butte weather station which I assume is located with the antennae next to the summit.
So, remembering the view of Rocky Butte from above, here is what it looks like from the little plateau slightly behind it.
I'll remember how the peak looks from up close as I see it from my home in the distance on the other side. I'll also recall the magnificent view offered from the peak next door to Rocky Butte.
If you look closely you can see Morro Rock, the stacks and Hollister Peak.
This is San Simeon Cove from afar.
This is more of the Santa Lucia Range, north and east of Rocky Butte.
What a difference an altitude can make.
RAIN UPDATE
We received another .1 over night and that pushes our yearly total up here on on the ridge to 37.9. That is extraordinary.
See you down the trail.

1 comment:

  1. Nice little hike from your house to the summit, eh?

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