Day 245 (2 Sep 2012) Giant Mountain

On this date, my 3 friends and I climbed Giant Mountain, and one of them and I left the other two to rest on the summit and added Rocky Peak in our quest to become “46ers“.  I’m up to 9 of the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks (click the link to learn more about it), and I plan on becoming a full-fledged 46er someday.  🙂

I took quite a few less photos on this hike, as it was a little more technical of a climb, and I was a little tired from the 16 miles I did the previous day.  This day’s hike ended up being just about 10 miles, the last part, being the hardest (the decent; my knees were wishing for a break about the time I hit the first summit).  You might notice that there are some trees starting to turn, I would love to come up here next fall and shoot from a peak at the peak of leaf season 🙂 Here are my favorites:

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Misty Mountians

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The High Peaks

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Weathered Tree

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Giant’s Basin

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Mountain Sunset

Day 244 (1 Sep 2012) Mt. Marcy, ADKs

Back on Sept 1st, 3 friends and I climbed Mt. March, which is one of the ADK’s “46ers” and the tallest peak in the state of New York at 5,344 feet (1,629 m).  It was the second attempt for two of us, who attempted to climb it back in May, when the last several miles of trail were still covered in snow and ice.  This time the trail was dry 🙂

It was a great hike, with some spectacular views from the top, and a great time with friends!  Here are some of my favorite photos from the day:

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Reflection

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Edge of the Path

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Nestled Berries

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Cloud Break over Mt. Marcy

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Marsh Crossing

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View From Mt. Marcy’s Summit

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Carin
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My Accomplishment

Day 127 (6 May 2012) Clouds

I finally got to go through my photos from this weekend, and I got some good ones, I think 🙂  You can find them here, on my Flickr account, if you like. (there are a couple of the “super moon” (If you don’t see them, check back in a bit, they are uploading currently)

Here are a few photos I took on my way home today.

Weed in the SKy

18 mm, 1/160 sec, f/20, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Weed in the Sky)

Weed

32 mm, 1/320 sec, f/10, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Weed)

For this next one, I tried to make the clouds dramatic, like I’ve seen in other photos, but I’m not sure how.  Any tips or links to tutorials would be grateful!

Clouds

18 mm, 1/800, f/10, ISO 100, 18-55mm kit lens (Clouds)

And here is one from the drive up:

ADK Sunset

51mm, 1/50 sec, f/10, ISO 400, 18-55mm kit lens (ADK Sunset)

Day 126 (5 May 2012) Heart Lake, Adirondacks

Today is a shot of sunset taken with my iPhone, not processed, just as is. I did take some with my DSLR, but as I’m out campin still, you will have to wait till tomorrow night to see them! Enjoy!

    Heart Lake, ADK

http://www.flickr.com/photos/48627721@N06/7146630299

Day 125 (4 April 2012) Topo Time

This weekend I’m heading out on a camping/hiking trip!  A friend and I will camp 2 nights and hike aprx 15 miles to summit Mt. Marcy in the Adirondack Mountains of New York.  Mt. Marcy is the tallest mountain in the ADKs and the highest point in the State of NY at 5,344 feet (1,629 m).  That is “high” for the East Coast, but were I’m from in Northern CA, it’s a foot hill, LOL.

Trail conditions will be “OK” at best, w/ mud, snow, and Ice still, in places.  But I’m always up for a challenge, and what better way to start out the hiking season than by summiting the highest peak in NY!

Tomorrow I will be taking lots of photos, but will probably only post via my iPhone.  However when I return on Sunday, I’ll have them up on my Flickr account for all y’all to see.

Here are a few shots of my map, which came with the guide book, that I’ll be using tomorrow.

My Destination

60 mm, 1/30 sec, f/6.3, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (My Destination)

Mountain Peak

60 mm, 1/30 sec, f/3.5, ISO 400, 60mm macro lens (Mountain Peak)