Forest Road Hike

Hike Distance: 9.3 miles      Yearly Hike Distance: 503.9 miles

Elevation Gain: 2195 feet      Yearly Elevation Gain: 67817 feet

A gorgeous day outside but it was still quite cool under the canopy.  There was also a bit more snow than expected at about 2200 feet and above.

I really enjoyed the above average elevation gain I had today as it really helps loosen my back.  The elevation also gave me better views of the surrounding mountains.  I saw the tip of Mt. Hood but couldn’t get a good picture of it. 😦

This is the first hike I’m trying out my new Panasonic G85 camera and 12-60mm lens (24-120mm equivalent).  It’s very lightweight for an SLR and I’m impressed with the electronic viewfinder.  The focus is rapid and the pictures appear to have plenty of definition.  I’m also pleased with the vivid colors.  I’ve retired my larger sensor cameras for a micro- four thirds as they’re lighter weight and use smaller/lighter lenses.  There’s always trade-offs and we’ll see how this works out.

A very nice spring day!