Dear Reader (2020-07-21),
There are two walks in today’s post. Except for two images (and you can guess which ones), all of today’s image are type 1 images. These are images that are of a documentary / diary / point of reference nature. I see theses images as steps or exercises towards x.
Monday July 06 – Fullerton Loop < 7 km – Counter Clockwise
As much as I have been enjoying my stupid o’clock mountain hikes, sometimes the thought of a long drive to a trail head is exhausting. Today I broke with my customary behaviour and went for something a little closer and started late afternoon.
Initially, the path is a veritable forest highway used by hikers, cyclists, and equestrians. Eventually the path becomes a narrower but still wide trail. Based on who I encounter, the trail is well used by runners. Initially, I see very little, and the views (2nd half) though pleasant are not enticing. Instead I experiment with different worlds.
Monday July 13 – Edworthy Falls via Elbow Lake < 10 km – Out and Back – with Liz +, Michelle
Thursday and Friday were busy days (report to come). There is still plenty of room in the parking lot when Liz , Michelle, and I meet around 8:30. The wide path is surprisingly steep, though not as steep as the one for Ptarmigan Cirque. In less than 1.5 k we arrive at Elbow Lake and begin the easy walk around the lake and onto the falls. It is a wide trail through an open valley that is pleasant on the eye. Today, I’m more like a sponge – soaking things in but focusing on very little.
Technically, I choose more automated settings than my normal manual mode – I’m an unhappy egg. Furthermore, I inadvertently continue to perpetuate my mistake of yesterday into part of today with camera set to capture jpg instead of raw. This results in images without my regular set of adjustment possibilities – more egg unhappiness. I think I need a big sticker on my camera which says “Check your settings dummy”.
The company is enjoyable.
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