Long Shadows and a Sierra Vista from White Mountain
It may not have gotten as much snow as its western neighbor, the Sierra Nevada , from California's epic winter but the White Mountains still had enough snowpack to make certain parts of it impassable even in late June. And as always it has some spectacular views from 11,000 feet.
I learned on this trip that blue color in the glacial ice is best seen when it's not getting direct sunlight. This is very evident in this picture. Harvard glacier was by far the biggest tidewater glacier we saw, at least where the glacier touched the water. The part of the glacier that was in the water was at least twice the length of our cruise ship. Quite a sight to behold.
Our first full day in Moab/Arches National Park brought the beginning of what would be three days of rain. This formation was just the beginning of it. What caught my eye with this image was the repetition of shapes of the sandstones in the forming thunderclouds.