September 16, 2010 – Creek Along Sunrise Mine Trail

Creek along Sunrise Mine Trail

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Hey, just because it’s Thursday and I’m posting a mediocre picture doesn’t mean I have to call it out. I think it’s already obvious to everybody, right? I’m still going through the backlog of pictures taken with my crappy lens a couple years ago, and today’s photo is yet another result. Granted, not EVERYTHING mediocre about this image came from the lens. For example, I probably could have moved that branch out the way, but I didn’t. Oh well.

This was a creek crossing along the Sunrise Mine Trail. The creek may have a name, but I don’t know what it is. The Sunrise Mine Trail shoots off from the south leg of the Mountain Loop Highway, in the north-central Cascades. The trailhead is right near Big Four Mountain (the one with the picnic area) and Monte Cristo (the ghost town that’s 4 miles in along a former road). You would be forgiven for not knowing or caring where any of these landmarks are, but I do, so I’m stating them here for reference. It’s a really nice trail. It’s fairly difficult, but it’s got some great views most of the way to make up for it, none of which can be seen in this picture. It’s on my list of trails to get back to someday, perhaps a little bit later in the fall when the colors start changing. (I was there in early September, so things were still pretty green at the time.) I’m sure you’ll be seeing a few more shots from this hike here and there, I’m only about a third of the way through the pics from that day.

Notes: Canon EOS Rebel XT, Tamron 28-300mm VC lens. 1/40s, f/8.0, ISO 800. Focal length: 28mm.

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