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Julian Wixson's Snapshots

  1. Mt. Abbot and Mt. Mills

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Abbot and Mt. Mills
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: October Sunrise Over the Little Lakes Valley
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    The Petite Griffon is the spire separating the two peaks. The couloir below the spire is a short but steep and fun little descent.



  2. Summit of Mt. Dade

    Snapshot Title: Summit of Mt. Dade
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: October Sunrise Over the Little Lakes Valley
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    The top of the Cat Ears Couloir is to the right of the summit.



  3. Bear Creek Spire

    Snapshot Title: Bear Creek Spire
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: October Sunrise Over the Little Lakes Valley
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Looking straight at the North Arete, The NE ridge is also a prominent feature from this angle.



  4. Tenacity

    Snapshot Title: Tenacity
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Minaret Lake
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    I think this old guy might be a juniper, but the bark on its trunk looks more like a whitebark pine, even if it looks a bit chunky and the elevation would be a bit low (9800 ft), or even a foxtail pin...



  5. Serpentine?

    Snapshot Title: Serpentine?
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Minaret Lake
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    I'm actually not sure if this is serpentine - perhaps a geologist can weigh in - but the shore of Minaret Lake has an abundance of this very pretty green rock.



  6. SE Face of Clyde Minaret

    Snapshot Title: SE Face of Clyde Minaret
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Minaret Lake
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    The most striking of all the Minaret peaks. Probably the most popular with climbers as well.



  7. Western Front

    Snapshot Title: Western Front
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Daff Dome
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    A short slabby area with toprope anchors. Good slab climbing practice spot when you are too tired to climb anything else.



  8. Climbers

    Snapshot Title: Climbers
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Daff Dome
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Probably having just topped out on a short route on the south flank.



  9. Upper West Face

    Snapshot Title: Upper West Face
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Daff Dome
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Home to some very popular rock climbs.



  10. Under Close Scrutiny

    Snapshot Title: Under Close Scrutiny
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Glass Studio
    Image Owner: Ben haga



    Description:

    Looks like a face under the magnifying glass.



  11. Very happy dog

    Snapshot Title: Very happy dog
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Mount Tallac
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    A lone skier's backcountry companion.



  12. Remnants of a backcountry powder day.

    Snapshot Title: Remnants of a backcountry powder day.
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Mount Tallac
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Ski tracks on the lower mountain.



  13. The Cross

    Snapshot Title: The Cross
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Mount Tallac
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Another classic Tallac ski descent and perhaps the most striking feature on the peak when viewed from a distance.



  14. The Front Chutes and Babycham (far left)

    Snapshot Title: The Front Chutes and Babycham (far left)
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Mount Tallac
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Some of the more serious Tallac ski descents.



  15. Resident feline

    Snapshot Title: Resident feline
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Cal Pubill 1
    Image Owner: gpfoto



    Description:

    I'm sure this is one very happy cat :-)



  16. Needle Peak to Lyon Peak

    Snapshot Title: Needle Peak to Lyon Peak
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Rose Knob from Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    and the seldom-skied National Geographic Bowl.



  17. Squaw Peak

    Snapshot Title: Squaw Peak
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Rose Knob from Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    and more of Squaw Valley



  18. Granite Chief

    Snapshot Title: Granite Chief
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Rose Knob from Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    and Squaw Valley



  19. Tinker Knob

    Snapshot Title: Tinker Knob
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Rose Knob from Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    A very visible landmark on the Tahoe Sierra Crest



  20. Rose Knob

    Snapshot Title: Rose Knob
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Rose Knob from Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    ...not to be confused with with Rose Knob Peak?!



  21. Little Alaska

    Snapshot Title: Little Alaska
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Lake Tahoe From Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Some of Tahoe's best slackcountry ski terrain



  22. Alpine Meadows

    Snapshot Title: Alpine Meadows
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Lake Tahoe From Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Ward Peak and the front side of Alpine Meadows ski resort



  23. Chairlift

    Snapshot Title: Chairlift
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Lake Tahoe From Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Chairlift at the top of Diamond Peak resort.



  24. Diamond Peak resort

    Snapshot Title: Diamond Peak resort
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Lake Tahoe From Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Diamond Peak ski resort on the NE shore of Lake Tahoe



  25. Mt. Tallac and Pyramid Peak

    Snapshot Title: Mt. Tallac and Pyramid Peak
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Lake Tahoe From Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Two very recognizable peaks in Tahoe's Desolation Wilderness



  26. Skis on the summit

    Snapshot Title: Skis on the summit
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: Lake Tahoe From Rose Knob Peak
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    My K2 Mt. Baker skis make do as some foreground subject matter



  27. The Federal Building

    Snapshot Title: The Federal Building
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: San Francisco Skyline from Potrero Hill
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    on the other hand, is very cool.



  28. The InterContinental Hotel

    Snapshot Title: The InterContinental Hotel
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: San Francisco Skyline from Potrero Hill
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    is an eyesore IMHO.



  29. Alamo Square

    Snapshot Title: Alamo Square
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: San Francisco Skyline from Potrero Hill
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    with the Golden Gate Bridge in the background.



  30. San Francisco's Financial District

    Snapshot Title: San Francisco's Financial District
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: San Francisco Skyline from Potrero Hill
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Where most of San Francisco's high rise buildings reside.



  31. Mural #2

    Snapshot Title: Mural #2
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: View Over San Francisco's Mission District: Bernal Hill to Corona Heights
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    Another colorful mural in the Mission.



  32. Mural #1

    Snapshot Title: Mural #1
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: View Over San Francisco's Mission District: Bernal Hill to Corona Heights
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    The Mission has many colorful murals, some of which I've only seen from my house with binoculars.



  33. 21st St and Sutro Tower

    Snapshot Title: 21st St and Sutro Tower
    Taken by: Julian Wixson

    Image: View Over San Francisco's Mission District: Bernal Hill to Corona Heights
    Image Owner: Julian Wixson



    Description:

    You can see much of 21st Street here.