Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Camping 2010 Number Two

The 2nd camping trip of the year was the 'AMS' camping trip to Lake Granby in July (23-25). Why the quotes around 'AMS'? AMS is no longer called AMS - it was bought by CGI, and most of the people that go, no longer work for AMS, or even CGI, anymore.

Not a lot to mention on this one. I had been here before, two years ago, in a tent. It was too hot and occasionally windy for a tent. There were no trees for shade close to the camp site then, so I reserved a different site. The Google map satellite picture showed that there were some good trees at my new site. No such luck when I got there though. All trees on the top of the hill were GONE. Due to bark beetles. At least this time I was not confined to a hot tent. The aluminum skin kept the interior of Ellie reasonably cool enough, and the awning on the side worked excellent for shade. Not to mention that the electric supply was better than documented. The AC in Ellie worked fine (needs at least 20 amps, and the site specified that it had 10 amps). I suppose one of the pluses to no trees was that the views were not blocked. Well, except for all the other campers on the hill...

Since Amber was supposed to get eye surgery, and none of the cats wanted to be in a car for the trip, I had Ellie all to myself. It got a bit lonely. I was wishing there was a dog to trip over or someone snoring to hear. Yeah, that's right, I'm never happy.

Day one - setup, and enjoy the sunset.

Pink clouds over cars and tents.

[EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM - 24mm, f/3.5, ISO400, 1/250]
[Stillwater, Lake Granby, 7/23/2010]

Moonlight rippling on Lake Granby.

[EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM - 32mm, f/2.8, ISO800, 1/2]
[Stillwater, Lake Granby, 7/23/2010]

Day two - morning kayaking and afternoon hike to... Um... I forgot the name of the falls. [Adam's Falls]

A shot of the lake and the island that I kayaked around.

[EF24-70mm f/2.8L USM - 24mm, f/8.0, ISO800, 1/3200]
[Stillwater, Lake Granby, 7/24/2010]

The phat man himself...

[EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - 20mm, f/8.0, ISO800, 1/1250]
[Adam's Falls, RMNP, 7/24/2010]

Curtis taking a photo of the river above Adam's Falls.

[EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - 22mm, f/6.3, ISO400, 1/540]
[Adam's Falls, RMNP, 7/24/2010]

Day three - pack and head home...

A last view from the dining room table. I really need to wash the windows.

[EFS10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM - 17mm, f/6.3, ISO400, 1/30]
[Stillwater, Lake Granby, 7/25/2010]

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