Sunset at Donahue Pass


At 12,000 feet, near Mt. Lyell, Donahue Pass is the gateway to Tuolumne Meadows via the John Muir Trail.  Camped with some friends just below the pass, at a small lake, this incredible sunset exploded upon us.  It is the most intensely beautiful sunset I ever encountered in the Sierra.  I put the camera on a rock (since I never carry a tripod) and shot this photo at probably 1/4 second. 

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