Let me introduce you to the High Desert of California. Actually, it is called the Great Basin and is located in Eastern California.
It borders the mountain range, called Sierra Nevada and lies in the shadows of some of its highest peaks.
To the north and east lie the White Mountains. White Mountain Peak is the dark, rather pointy peak in the right background. It is the 3rd highest peak in California with its elevation being 14,264 ft/4342m), in the mid background, on the same mountain range, is the flatish peak, Boundary Peak located in Nevada, just over the border from California (4007m)
The shadows are growing longer, bringing yet another day to a close. It’s been hot today, with the shadows being a short respite from the Desert heat.
The sun is going down over the Sierra Nevada, plunging the campground into a cool, shadyness.
The higher peaks are still enjoying the sun, with Basin Mtn. (4,020m) coming in on the right with its jagged outlines.
The sun has set over Round Valley, California.
source: Google Maps
The stars are coming, with Scorpio visible above the crest of the Sierra, its red dwarf, Antares burning bright in the increasing darkness.
Tomorrow it will be exciting to see the sun come up over the White Mountains, illuminationg the Sierra Nevada from my side of this grand mountain range.
Continued in part 2.