Hike in the coastal range with the E-PM2

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by Tilman Paulin, May 12, 2015.

  1. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    One of the nice things about m43 is that you can travel as light or heavy as you want.
    So when we decided to do the Elk Mountain Loop last sunday, I decided to only take my (recently bought) E-PM2 with the tiny 14-42 kit lens.

    The hike starts with quite a bit of elevation gain / scrambling to get from all the way down at the creek to all the way up to the summit (1900 feet in the first 1.5 miles).
    Glad I only brought the minimal kit, and with the exception of the LCD not being the best in bright sunlight I'm pretty happy with that little camera...

    17532958861_a6f9d4995b_b. Elk Mountain Loop by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17506743266_1e105396cb_h. halfway up by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17346781409_ff33b7bc41_b. Indian Paintbrush by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    16912789863_fbd9446332_c. Beargrass by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17533125775_00372efc5e_b. more beargrass on the summit by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17506753416_81f82ecfc2_h. view west towards Kings Mountain by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    magical ridge :) by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17506758576_1cd6cc2f1c_c. redwood sorrel everywhere by tilman paulin, on Flickr


    17530878572_25cff2301f_c. Elk Creek trail by tilman paulin, on Flickr
     
    Last edited: May 13, 2015
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  2. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    Yes, the Coastal Range is wonderful. We've been at Elk Creek quite a few times before, but this was the first time we climbed up to the summit.
    Glad we did it, even though my legs still ache a bit today :-D
     
  3. popiT

    popiT Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Mar 20, 2014
    BayArea, CA
    Yang
    Nice scenery and nice hike! The Indian Paintbrush w layers of mountains in the background is really nice. Oh yes it is steep, using trekking poles surely helps. Thanks for sharing.
     
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  4. Tilman Paulin

    Tilman Paulin Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jun 10, 2013
    Dublin, Ireland
    Thanks Yang!
    Yes, I think trekking poles help a lot. Not only with keeping balance on uneven trails but they're also useful as camera support.
    Obviously not as good as a tripod but better than just handholding. There's also poles that you can use as 'proper' monopod. Pretty handy!
     
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