19 May 1972
Vol 176, Issue 4036

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View southeast along the Sierra Nevada, California (from about 70,000 feet). Foreground area is Emigrant Basin, north of the prominent Grand Canyon of the Tuolumne River in Yosemite National Park; Mono Lake is in left middle distance. Owens Valley is elongate depression beyond Sierras near top of view. see page 790. [U.S. Geological Survey photograph (No. HA041L-004) taken 2 April 1970 by the U.S. Air Force]