Aug 8, 2012

Picture of the Day: Room With a View




Room With A View



In this beautifully ‘framed’ photograph, we see the stunning Teton Mountain Range from the inside of Cunningham Cabin in Wyoming. Photographer Jeremy Duguid said he wasn’t even sure if he was going to post the photo to his Flickr account. It’s a good thing he did, as the image would eventually be explored (Flickr’s way of highlighting great photos) and has now been viewed over 70,000 times since the end of June. Be sure to check out the rest of Jeremy’s photostream for more great captures.

The Teton Range is a mountain range of the Rocky Mountains in North America. A north-south range, it is on the Wyoming side of the state’s border with Idaho, just south of Yellowstone National Park. Most of the range is in Grand Teton National Park. The principal summits of the central massif, sometimes referred to as the Cathedral Group, are Grand Teton (13,770 feet (4,200 m)), Mount Owen (12,928 feet (3,940 m)), Teewinot (12,325 feet (3,757 m)), Middle Teton (12,804 feet (3,903 m)) and South Teton (12,514 feet (3,814 m)). Other peaks in the range include Mount Moran (12,605 feet (3,842 m)), Mount Wister (11,490 feet (3,500 m)), Buck Mountain (11,938 feet (3,639 m)) and Static Peak (11,303 feet (3,445 m)). [Source: Wikipedia]

One reason the Tetons are famous is because of their great elevation above their base. Unlike most mountain ranges, the Tetons lack foothills, or lower peaks which can obscure the view. This is due to the fault zone being at the base of the range on the eastern side, and the range being too young to have had time to erode into soft hills. As such, the Tetons rise sharply, from 5,000 to nearly 7,000 feet above the valley floor. The view is most dramatic as seen from the east; on the west side, they appear as high rolling hills that transition smoothly into flat pasture. [Source: Wikipedia]

Check out this link for an amazing panoramic of the Tetons.