Whilst mooching about feeling a bit under the weather for the last few days, I came across some photos of a backpacking trip we did in the Eagle Cap Wilderness in Oregon.
This was back in 2001, long before we had a digital camera, so I’ve had to scan the photos into the computer – hence the rather grainy appearance.
We spent 5 days wandering around the area, with three of the nights spent in one place while we did some day walks and then went back to the tent each evening. I seem to remember just chilling by a lake for the biggest part of one day, as well.
We also encountered two, rather fierce thunderstorms. One overnight at the first camp, and another one in an afternoon, which was so terrifying that Geoff and I just sat in the tent holding hands.
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Fantastic photos Chrissie, nice one.
Thanks Dawn 🙂
I can imagine the sat in the tent holding hands in the thunderstorm – I think they’re terrifying in a tent!
Scanning film prints in shouldn’t come out grainy as such – nearly all my photos are scanned film. Age doesn’t help prints and I wonder if yours are the ‘matt’ finish ones? they don’t scan well – I always get them printed glossy.
Several times in the States we’ve sat out thunderstorms feeling rather scared! You get to the point though where there’s nothing else you can do!
I haven’t a clue whether the prints were originally matt or glossy originally, or what type of film or camera I had I’m afraid….. Too long ago to remember detail like that 😀
Sounds like a fab adventure although the thunder storms sound scary.
It was great fun, but thunder and lightning is always a bit challenging I think! 😀
Trouble with thunderstorms is that you are totally at the will of them, with no control whatsoever. Still, the views make up for everything.
This is it, isn’t it? You can position yourself in ‘statistically’ safer places and positions, but in the end there are no guarantees. (Unless you’re in a Faraday cage of course…) The lightning will strike wherever it wants.
We wouldn’t not go though would we? Too many wonderful views and wild camps to miss!
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Looks wonderful, I often think about putting up some “historical” posts but never seem to have the time. I should really have hiked in North America more often, just a few days here and there on road trips
Well, now you’re caught up on your blog, no excuse for not putting up a few older trips!
Pictures are still great to look at Chrissie. Just as well there were no dogs with you with that thunderstorm.
Thanks Andy 🙂 No, I don’t think the dogs would have enjoyed that storm!