We had a small group for our hike this morning, just Bob, Linda, and myself. Starting at the Wagner Trailhead, we hiked Wagner to Granite and then turned right on Granite. We took Granite to the new trail, which I’ve been calling the Granite Tank Trail because it terminates at Granite Tank. Anyway, we took it all the way up to the Granite Tank just off the Pemberton. We then took Pemberton over to Bluff and Bluff back to Granite, then back to Wagner, and back to the trailhead.
Total distance was 9.7 miles. We hiked it in two hours and thirty-seven minutes, stopping for only nine seconds along the way. Bob had gotten a piece of buckhorn cholla stuck in his calf and he needed those nine seconds to pull it out.
I didn’t take any photos during the hike, but I did snap a few shots at around sunrise just before the hike started. I tried metering off the blue sky as discussed in Bryan Peterson’s book Understanding Exposure. I don’t think the camera locks the exposure, however, when pressing the shutter release button halfway in. If it did, I would expect area of sky above the clouds to look blue. I’ll have to experiment with it on my NEX-7, which I understand how to use better, and see what happens. Even so, the results weren’t completely horrible…
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