Friday, July 17, 2009

Week 11 Day 74, July 13, 2009 "Cascade Mountain, Adirondacks"

We climbed our first Adirondack High Peak, Cascade Mountain. A friend of mine had suggested this as a first High Peak. It's an easier climb then many of them, and has great views. When we arrived at the top it was very windy. We ate and rested on one side of the rock dome to avoid the wind. This was our favorite hike of the week, and the views were spectacular. The view overlooks Porter Mountain, another high peak.

While we were up there, I noticed somebody with a GPS. I asked him about his work. He was working for the Nature Conservancy mapping the meadows on top of the mountains in the Adirondacks. He was going to measure 18 of the High Peaks this year.

Lessons Learned:
  • I took my very small portable tripod, but will have to invest in another one if I want to take a lot of photos during long hikes. Does anybody have any suggestions?
Photo Details: Photo Details: Exposure time 1/40 sec, Aperture f/20.1, ISO 100 , Focal Length 115 mm, 35 mm equivalent focal length 186mm, Lens Canon 70-200mm f2.8L USM, hand held.

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