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Re: 130 Days in the Sierra

Postby schmalz » Mon Mar 24, 2014 5:20 pm

RoguePhotonic wrote:Mostly because of limited funds but also because I just need to be working more I have scaled back this years hike to doing 100 days.


This made me laugh.



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Re: 130 Days in the Sierra

Postby RoguePhotonic » Mon Mar 24, 2014 7:30 pm

Yeah not working leads to limited funds lol. I just haven't saved as much as I should but even if I had all the money I could want I just need to work more so I can buy a vehicle. Turning 30 is a good age to start driving for the first time lol
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Re: 130 Days in the Sierra

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Thu Apr 03, 2014 1:08 pm

Rogue, you did not include a picture of Letora Lake. I was there last year as well, just before the major fires broke out. Still, there was smoke from southern California. So, below, some more context for your TR.
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As Rogue pointed out, Buck Lakes is very nice.
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That peak just in front of Bigelow Peak from Letora Lake.
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Re: 130 Days in the Sierra

Postby RoguePhotonic » Thu Apr 03, 2014 2:59 pm

The parts of it I saw were not picturesque as I recall in the morning light so I did not take any photos of it. Sometimes I will take photos only for documentation purposes but other wise I think I have a decent eye for photos which keeps me from taking many thousands of images more than I normally might.
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Re: 130 Days in the Sierra

Postby Wandering Daisy » Thu Apr 03, 2014 5:24 pm

I camped at Latora Lake and it is very photogenic in some lighting conditions. I got some fair photos. However, the trail has very limited views and unless you camp there, it is hard to get good photos or even realize the photo opportunities. By the way, it is really rough to walk around that lake! I camped half way down the south shore and it was an ordeal to get there. Off trail in northern Yosemite can get rough so you can really get away from people with some effort. Doyle, your photos are great - better than mine. Thanks for sharing them.
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Re: 130 Days in the Sierra

Postby DoyleWDonehoo » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:27 pm

Wandering Daisy wrote:Doyle, your photos are great - better than mine. Thanks for sharing them.

Thanks! Sometimes you are just in the right place at the right time. The 'Magic Hours' are always nice, but sometimes "bad" weather and smoke can make for some nice/interesting pictures. Here for example, the southern California smoke that blew in was unpleasant, but it helped give my pictures some nice depth of field, not to mention an impressive "Red Dawn". Ya gotta take what nature gives you. :nod:
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