Click on it to get a bigger version. Looks like I missed a bit in the middle, plus people were moving around and I hand-stitched this in Photoshop without bothering to correct for lens distortion, how much I moved, etc. The free stitching tool I found looked easy enough but didn’t produce anything, and I didn’t feel like shelling out for the pro tools for something that’s probably not quality enough anyway. So you can totally see the edges, but the effect is OK.
This shot is from our first big rest on the way to boiling lake. This is the highest point of the hike, and you can see the steam of the Valley of Desolation and Boiling Lake on one side and the Caribbean on the other. The people pictured are Sam, an amateur botanist who could frighten professionals, my brother Dave, a third of Reid, a retired orthodontist who nonetheless shamed me severely on the hike, our guide Rennick, who had just pulled off a 1550 on his SATs and will soon be going to school here in the States, and John, a badass birder who, despite our schedule, was up every morning before dawn to walk around Springfield Plantation to find birds.