Elkhorn Mountains (E) from Virtue Flat.

Winter vacation 2014. My son Lars and I created a bunch of panoramic images of the snowy mountains framing either side of Baker Valley in Eastern Oregon. Using our little point-and-shoot Canon cameras, we shot multiple exposures in horizontal sequence. Each image below is made up of 3-15 stills stitched together in Adobe Photoshop CC.

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On the west side of Baker Valley, lie the Elkhorn Mountains, part of the Blue Mountains, in the northeastern part of Oregon. The highest point in the range is Rock Creek Butte, which is 9,106 feet (2,776 m) above sea level.

Far to the east, but visible from most everywhere in the Baker Valley is the Eagle Cap Wilderness, located in the Wallowa Mountains of northeastern Oregon, within the Wallowa–Whitman National Forest. The Wilderness was established in 1940. In 1964, it was included in the National Wilderness Preservation System. At 8,560 feet, Red Mountain, is the highest peak in Baker County. Sacajawea, the highest peak in the Eagle Cap, is 9,838 feet (2,999 m) above sea level. Eagle Cap is also home of the Hells Canyon National Recreation Area and North America's deepest river gorge at 7,993 feet (2,436 m).

Elkhorn-Mountains-Pano Elkhorn Mountains from Virtue Flat (E) 16530x3000

Highway-86-East-Of-Baker Logging Truck Highway 86 East of Baker (E) 10757x2952

Elkhorns-From-Oregon-Trail Elkhorn Mountains from Oregon Trail Passageway (D) 6657x2724

Elkhorns-Interpretive-Center-Zoom Elkhorn Mountains from Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (D) 20333x3266

Elkhorn-Mountains-Pano-Tight-123114 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 24128x4686

Elkhorns-Pano-123114 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 15274x2996

Elkhorns-3-Images-Stitched-Perspective-1231 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 9588x3050

Eagle-Mountains-Pano-123114 Eagle Cap Wilderness from Highway 30 (B) 16530x3000

Eagle-Cap-Highway-30-Perspective Eagle Cap Wilderness from Highway 30 (B) 10885x3728

Elkhorns-From-Auburn-And-Railroad-Tracks Elkhorn Mountains from Auburn Street (C) 8466x2754

Eagle Cap Wilderness Eagle Cap Wilderness from Pocahontas Lane (A) 18017x3245

For a different viewing experience, I made a full-screen panorama viewer. I wish it could zoom in a little, but I couldn't figure out how.

Elkhorn Mountains

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