Crystal Range, Lake Tahoe, California
The Crystal Range is the glacial cirque, where the glaciers formed and carved out the lakes and morrains around Lake Tahoe. Driving up to Lake Tahoe, you can see the back of the range, especially Pyramid Peak as you leave Sacramento. This picture was stitched together from about six images shot on a backpacking trip in mid-summer. Lake Aloha, in the foreground, is at an altitude of about 8,200 feet.