July 7, 2009 – Merritt Lake Trail

Fall colors on the Merritt Lake Trail

Fall colors on the Merritt Lake Trail

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


I’ll make up for yesterday’s super long entry by making today’s short and sweet.

This is a picture taken along the Merritt Lake trail, along Highway 2 a little ways east of Stevens Pass. This was actually taken only about 3 weeks before my son Wes was born. At the time of course I didn’t realize that was still 3 weeks away. This was the last weekend that I felt comfortable heading out for a hike where I’d be 2+ hours away from home without cell coverage.

And I realize that makes me sound like a terrible husband, heading out to play around in the mountains while my 8-months-pregnant wife sits at home. But it’s not like that at all. Julie doesn’t like to hike anyway. Plus, she was busy that day. So the options were either sit at home alone doing nothing, or get out hiking. Easy choice.

I’m trying to think of any tips or pointers I can give related to this picture, but I’m not coming up with anything. Guess I just got lucky? :)

Map: http://bit.ly/3b6Qwq

Couldn’t find the trail in the satellite view, so I put the pushpin on the parking lot.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300 mm VC lens. 1/125s, f/8.0, ISO 200. Focal length: 28mm.

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