Huntington Ravine 6/25/07
It was hot and muggy, visibility was poor and the blackflies were out enmass. A bad day on the Rockpile still beats a good day at work.
This trail was completely free and clear of ice whereas Tuck's is still closed from Hermit Lake to the Lip. We climbed in the heat, put up with the flies and had a brief shower before reaching the top of the ravine.
Our goal was the Alpine Garden, not the summit, and after the tough climb we strolled through the garden like we were at the Arborway in Cambridge. Many flowers were out and many more were ready to blossom. Beautiful.
Pictures and full trip report here:
Thanks for the report and pictures. I have never been over to Huntington Ravine. I've only seen pictures from a distance so I enjoyed seeing those shots. I'm sure they don't really do it justice though.
Is there really any BAD
No, they really can't do it justice. The enormity of the ravine, the steepness of the slopes, the shear mass of the boulders... it just can't be captured on film, at least not by me. I gave it my best shot though. (What a bad pun).
Nice shots. When you do a closeup of flowers do you do it in macro mode and if so how do keep it from blurring, tripod or just real steady hands?
I guess years of practice give me steady hands, as I don't use a tripod on most climbs. I use both hands and brace myself if I can, take a deep breath and shoot. In macro mode. I get as close as I can. Sometimes it takes a few tries. It's toughest when the wind blows.
Does your camera have image stabilization?