A Short Walk in the High Desert
Hello all and welcome to another small adventure! To break things up a little bit we decided to head east into the high desert while we wait for the snow to melt in the mountains. Again, official trail heads are closed so we have to look for more out of the way destinations.
This was a trip to an overlook of Whychus Creek crossing. There is a small campground at the bottom (closed) where you can ford the creek in your vehicle, if capable, and continue on the other side. On this day we just did an out and back with a short walk out to the overlook. So let's get started with the walk. :)
Side Canyon Shots
A Little Birding By A Rank Amateur :)
A shot of me trying to capture the eagle. I was totally surprised so just started firing off shots and hoping for the best. Unfortunately I had my wide angle lens and auto focus on. Most of the shots ended up having perfect focus of the tree in front of me with a blurry bird in the background. lol!
Whychus Creek and Canyon
A fully zoomed 300mm shot of one of those same rock formations. Not a terrible shot for hand held but there is some fuzziness and distortion. I guess I will have to try the full zoom shots with my tripod and see if that helps. Could be that this might be the best I can hope for with my lower end equipment. Time will tell. :)
A Few More Shots
Lichens on the orange rock.
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Me taking photos. Getting to the top of the mesa in the distance is my next objective. Was going to try to get up there this trip but a poor road choice early in the trip led to having to double back and loss of time. Oh well, just a good reason to have to go back. :)
Photos taken by me, @oldmans, with a Nikon D3300 and some Lightroom post processing. Pictures of me were taken by my girlfriend with an Iphone 8.
Thanks for looking and enjoy your day!