Baker City, High Res Eastern Oregon Scenic Winter Panoramas

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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Baker-Valley-Map

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) 16530×3000

Highway-86-East-Of-Baker Logging Truck Highway 86 East of Baker (E) 10757×2952

Elkhorns-From-Oregon-Trail Elkhorn Mountains from Oregon Trail Passageway (D) 6657×2724

Elkhorns-Interpretive-Center-Zoom Elkhorn Mountains from Oregon Trail Interpretive Center (D) 20333×3266

Elkhorn-Mountains-Pano-Tight-123114 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 24128×4686

Elkhorns-Pano-123114 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 15274×2996

Elkhorns-3-Images-Stitched-Perspective-1231 Elkhorn Mountains from Highway 30 (B) 9588×3050

Eagle-Mountains-Pano-123114 Eagle Cap Wilderness from Highway 30 (B) 16530×3000

Eagle-Cap-Highway-30-Perspective Eagle Cap Wilderness from Highway 30 (B) 10885×3728

Elkhorns-From-Auburn-And-Railroad-Tracks Elkhorn Mountains from Auburn Street (C) 8466×2754

Eagle Cap Wilderness Eagle Cap Wilderness from Pocahontas Lane (A) 18017×3245
 

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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2 Comments

  1. The location map is a great idea.

  2. These beautiful panoramic images capture the feeling of the wide open Baker County valley with its surrounding mountain ranges and snow covered peaks. The skyscape is beautiful, too. Thank you for putting these together!

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