Monday, September 9, 2013

Dunning Brook

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Canon full-frame 5D + EF 17-40mm f/4L wide-angle lens at 17mm + polarizer, exposure 30 seconds, f/19 at ISO 100, then using DPP's "white-point" to correct the greenish-cast from light filtering through the leaves on the overcast day... 12 MP original uncropped but resolution reduced for web use... A higher resolution version is found on National Geographic's "Your Shot" page. (© Dave Spier - photo ref. # D078825)

Dunning Brook, a.k.a. Dunning Creek

By Dave Spier and Donna Mason-Spier

Dunning Brook, often marked as Dunning Creek on maps and trail guides, descends the west slope of the Sacandaga River Valley north of Wells, New York in the Adirondack Mountains. (Park on the shoulder of Route 30 about 0.6 mile south of the junction with Route 8.) A trail leads uphill from Route 30 to Dunning Pond. The boulders in the stream bed are metamorphic rock from the Grenville Orogeny, roughly 1.1 billion years ago (bya). These photos were taken September 22, 2012, when we hiked part way up the hill. In late September, 2013, we hiked further up the hill. A trail description can be found starting on page 134 of the Guide to Adirondack Trails 7, Southern Region, 2nd edition, 1994 by Linda Laing.


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