Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Big Paradise Big Castle....


The knee was a still in questionable condition but my new toy was pushing me hard to see what all the hype was about. I ended up throwing all logic out the window and probably setting the healing process back a few weeks but another Chilcotin loop was conceived. Mike and Brett joined Danielle and I on another fabulous late summer trip in Paradise Creek while the getting was still good.


The toy I was speaking of is the D810. I think it was 2008 when I picked up the D700 so I was overdue for one of the finest Nikon Cameras ever produced.


One of the best things about taps in your kitchen counter are car camping GROWLER fills!      


We arrived at the trail head late Friday night on Sept 6th.    


The next morning was a beauty day!      


Testing the D810 on a sea of small airborne bugs....    



Some recent land / mudslides from en epic July storm had dried up....    



Brett was either enjoying the summer temps or acting manly....



A tiny amount of new snow remained from the previous week's storm....  


Brett sported a 2015 Norco Range Carbon 7.2.    




The fireweed was on fire!  


More evidence of ancient sea creatures high in the alpine....



Such a scenic route!
 

Mike sported a 2015 Norco Sight Carbon 7.2.  




I'm not sure I know a better view of Spruce Lake. It looks perfect in the shadow of Dickson and the Leckie Range....    


The lower grasslands were also on fire above Tyaughton Creek....


We arrived at the tents after 10 hours and enjoyed a beautiful night under the stars. The first truly impressive test on the Nikon D810 was this handheld photo of the moon.      



The next morning my knee was paying the price for a 40km loop with some massive climbs. Mike and Brett whipped up a first class breakfast and we set off for home....          

2 comments:

  1. Beautiful colours up there in September! Glad those mud slides hardened up.

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  2. It's certainly my favourite time of the year up there. The fireweed in incredible.

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