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A Quick Hike Up Elk

Posted by Dean Hebert on March 24, 2014 at 3:00 AM

With the weather looking promising, I decided to hike up Elk, Friday after work. By the time I got to the trailhead it was 6:00 pm and I knew I'd have to hustle if I wanted to get to the top for the sunset. The lower section of the trail was clear and I made good time. Once I was past the logging road, snow began to cover the ground and I slowed down to maintain my footing. As I approached the final steep section the snow was piling up so I put my snowshoes to give me traction. There was a clear, broken trail and I huffed and puffed my way clear of the trees.

 It was getting chilly so I hurriedly composed some shots as the sun sank to the horizon. This was a good opportunity to try out my new lenses. I had recently purchased a 17-40 f4 L, and a 70-200 f4 L IS, from a guy in Tsawwassen.







As the light faded I hurried back to my truck. I think the new lenses will work out fine!

Categories: Hiking

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2 Comments

Reply allison
10:00 PM on April 16, 2014 
Very nice Dean. These pics are a real pleasure to look at. A great time of day to capture the light, and you did it beautifully.
Reply Dean Hebert
11:43 AM on April 17, 2014 
Thanks Allison. It's a bit tough to reach the summit area after work this time of year, and it's always nice when the light cooperates!