On Tuesday 26 April 2005, I took another road trip to Mt. Wilson. The visibility was a much better towards the North and North-East allowing one to see Mt. Baldy (San Antonio), Mt. Pacifico, Mt. Waterman, Mt. Baden-Powell and Santiago Peak towards the South-East. Clouds, marine layer and smog prevented more-distant mountains (San Gorgonio, San Jacinto, Palomar) -- as well as Los Angeles cityscapes -- from being seen.<---- Scroll this image left to right to see all ---->
(above) 2005-04-26: 5700-ft. Facing North-East at Echo Rock near summit of Mt. Wilson.
A note on my attire:
Skin cancer is the most-prevalent from of cancer afflicting humankind. Even in Southern California, I wear dark, full-sleeve
(close-knit fabric) shirts, pants and a wide-brim hat. UV-filtering sunglasses and high-SPF sunscreen are also essential.
I also wear biking gloves to shield my hands (especially important when driving).
CLICK HERE for more tips on skin cancer risk mitigation. Keeping one's calorie intake low (but nutritious) also significantly
reduces cancer risks (all types) and being thin helps to keep one cool, even while wearing full sun-protective clothing* and hat.
* Note: There are some reports that suggest black
clothing may in fact be better than white for protecting skin tissue against UV.
There are also some clothing companies claiming that their apparel offers better SPF than ordinary clothing. TTBOMK, none of
these claims have been tested or proved by non-profit or government agencies.
All images taken with Canon Digital Rebel 300 EOS camera. Focus: manual. All other parameters: manual. Tripod was used.
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