Which snowy mountains and lake in California did Chloe Kim drive to?

You can see more of this location at 3:10. My kid’s a big fan of Chloe Kim, Olympic Gold Medalist, not just because she was accepted to Princeton University.

Chloe’s Korean American born and raised in California. I’m guessing this is in California?

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nikon – Improve the details of snowy mountains (High High Frequency Contrast) in RawTherapee

I sometimes have this problem where the camera software produces a better microcontrast than I can via RawTherapee. I am not sure that it is a problem with the software or my ability to use it. All the files presented here and their associates .pp3 the files are available in this archive.

The best I can get from .NAVE is:

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As you can see, the background is rather flat and dull, even a little "foggy".

That's already what the camera generates:

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It does not look like much, but it's mainly due to the lightness.

Based on the camera .JPG but not the .NAVE, I can get:

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What has a lot more contrast on the mountain cliffs in the background.

What I tried to do in RawTherapee is to adjust the Tone Mapping and Contrast by Detail Levels. They both helped, but not as much as when we started with the JPG file (all .pp3 files available in the aforementioned archives).

Can you help me achieve results similar to those of the last photo from the NEF (this would allow me to better preserve the dynamic range and reduce the cuts).