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Climbing Mountains

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by MAubrey, Oct 7, 2012.

  1. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    A few from a hike my wife and I went on up a mountain east of Vancouver, BC. We started beneath a heavy cloud cover/fog and found ourselves at the top enjoying a beautiful sunny day. I dragged a trekking pole/monopod, OM-D, Oly 9-18mm, PL25mm, and the Oly 70-300mm lenses up a mile elevation change and 16 mile distance. Next time, I'll be leaving the telephoto at home or pick up a copy of the 40-150mm as a stand in.

    The first three are from the summit:
    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/14620367"> 4. "Island Peaks in the Clouds by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/14620367">Island Peaks in the Clouds</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 9mm f/5.6 1/2500

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/14618903"> 4. "Untitled by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/14618903">Untitled</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 70mm f/7.1 1/2000

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/14610219"> 4. "Untitled by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/14610219">Untitled</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 70mm f/7.1 1/1250

    These last two are on the trek back down. When we came this way going up the sun was too high in the sky, but on the way down, we were getting into the realm of comfortable late afternoon sunlight.
    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/14619747"> 4. "Untitled by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/14619747">Untitled</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 9mm f/4 1/2500

    Lastly, my personal favorite:
    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/14610747"> 4. "Grey Summit by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/14610747">A Grey Summit</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 25mm f/5 1/1000
     
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  2. tdekany

    tdekany Mu-43 All-Pro

    Dec 8, 2011
    Oregon
    Beautiful set of pictures!
     
  3. nickthetasmaniac

    nickthetasmaniac Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jan 11, 2011
    All fantastic, thank you :)
     
  4. monchan

    monchan Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 7, 2012
    Tottori City, Japan
    wow they are fantastic
     
  5. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Here are a few from the hike through the clouds on our way to the summit, too...

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443307"> 4. "Temperate Rainforest by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443307">Temperate Rainforest</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 9mm f/4 1/15

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443145"> 4. "New Growth by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443145">New Growth</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 12mm f/4.6 1/5

    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443815">[​IMG]"Fog in the Trees by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443815">Fog in the Trees</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO400 9mm f/4 1/40

    Finally coming out of the clouds with the summit in sight:
    <a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443043"> 4. "Golden Ears through the Clouds by Mike Aubrey (MAubrey) on 500px.com" border="0" style="margin: 0 0 5px 0;"></a><br/><a href="http://500px.com/photo/15443043">Golden Ears through the Clouds</a> by <a href="http://500px.com/MAubrey">Mike Aubrey</a>, OM-D ISO200 9mm f/5.6 1/2500
     
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  6. Beautiful images. Really like the first summit image. Is the trail located on public lands that allow for backcountry camping? Thanks for sharing.
     
  7. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Great set of pics Mike, I love hill walking too so appreciate the effort required to climb so high.

    Paul
     
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  8. MAubrey

    MAubrey Photographer

    Jul 9, 2012
    Bellingham, WA
    Mike Aubrey
    Thanks.

    The entire area is a provincial park. I've done backcountry camping elsewhere in the park on other trails, but camping halfway up to the summit is rather popular on the weekend. We past another two hikers who were planning on spending the night on the summit.

    Golden Ears Provincial Park - BC Parks
     
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  9. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
    Bob
    Absolutely awesome shots! A beautiful place for hiking. :cool:
     
  10. David

    David Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 22, 2011
    Sydney
    wish I was there. great images with the clouds etc... please give us more !
     
  11. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Really nice set.
     
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  12. Livnius

    Livnius Super Moderator

    Jul 7, 2011
    Melbourne. Australia
    Joe
    Great stuff Mike.
     
  13. newbert

    newbert Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 22, 2012
    Glens Falls, NY
    Wow! Really spectacular! You and your wife must in in pretty darn good shape to be able to make that hike! (I hate getting old..... :frown:)
     
  14. Kiwi Paul

    Kiwi Paul Mu-43 Top Veteran

    729
    Aug 15, 2011
    Aberdeen Scotland
    Wait till you get to my age!!! lol

    Paul