August 17, 2008

Mini-vacation part 1

Here's part 1 of my mini-weekend vacation, lasting slightly over 24 hours. First of all the getaway... into the deep, deep woods.

And next comes the tent, of course. Setting up the tent helps make it feel more like a home and less like a lonely spot in the middle of the woods.

Now here's what I was going for... except this view only exists in telephoto. The actual view (20 miles away) was of a somewhat drab lake sitting in the midst of a blazing hot cloudless sky.

Did I mention it was full of relentless mosquitoes? Indeed it was! Bugs can ruin the best camping trip.

*Note to self - Do not depart on a camping trip in the middle of a 90 degree heat wave! Do not count on 'alpine cooling', to make things pleasant, as 'alpine cooling' will not arrive! However mosquitoes will arrive... in abundance!

Next time make sure you go to the glacier instead!

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