What We Missed While Hiking in the Dark…

You miss a lot of scenery when you hike in the dark, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post. Dan wanted me to write more about the descent of that hike, which was one of his favorite parts of our trip to Colorado, so I promised that I would share more with my readers in a gallery.  In hindsight, I wish I knew more about my camera so that I could have captured some dark shots in the first part of the hike.  But, alas, readers will have to stay tuned while I learn how to use my camera just a little bit better.  All shots are taken with my Cannon PowerShot S110, a point-and-shoot with a lot of room for customization in both the shutter speed and the lens (not that I know how to do either; I just play around with things to see what happens).  Imagine our surprise at finding these postcard-ready shots on the trip down the mountain; we couldn’t stop talking about the whistling marmots, the hawks and falcons flying overhead, and of course, the incredible length of the trail we had just climbed.  We even heard a rattlesnake–and took off down the trail soon after.  Sorry, folks; I have no desire to capture images of dangerous animals.

Next up? A review of Estes Park and Rocky Mountain National Park, and some tips on what to do and where to go when you plan your Colorado summer vacation.

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2 thoughts on “What We Missed While Hiking in the Dark…

    • Thanks, Kate! The design is actually a wordpress customizable design; the header image is mine. Thanks for visiting! I haven’t forgotten about “and that’s when I realized…” 🙂

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