Marble Creek Pass in the Elkhorn Mountains west of Baker City. Prevailing winter winds deposit snowdrifts, called cornices, that can pile up to depths of 10 feet or more. These cornices usually remain, as thin white strips, after snow has melted from the slopes around the 7,542-foot pass. S. John Collins/WesCom News Service
Photo by Ellen Morris Bishop
The northern slopes of the Wallowa Mountains loom over the Wallowa Valley.