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Kennedy Creek - 03-19-09
Kennedy Meadows - Sonora Pass - Sierras

March 19 - 2009 

There is this torrent of water in lower Kennedy Creek just below the confluance of the three tributaries.

Even in a dry year it is gushing. In a wet year it is to the level of being a raging torrent of fear that could sweep away anything and everything.

In the early season of 2007 I speed hiked up here to catch the end of the light and then double timed it back to the meadows to catch the remainder of the light.

Here in the gorge afternoon cames hard and fast, sun one minute then nothing but shade.

I am looking down on a huge river with nothing to show the actual scale but take my word for it... The thing is a total torrent.

This is a 10 megapixel image from a Nikon D200 


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