Boy, does that bring back some great memories!!!! (By the way, what camera were you using?--your photos are quite sharp, and have great color!)
I was using my new Nikon D80 with an 18-135mm zoom lens. It does a great job. I'm quite happy with it.
Aside from the esthetic quality, those pictures are a joy to look at from a technical standpoint. Quality is instantly apparent, just jumps off the page (screen), and the difference is not small! "I'm quite happy with it." No kidding!
Sounds like you guys had a good trip. A little different on hardened snow, huh? Great photos, too.
...and super pictures. Thanks for sharing.
Well Mike, here I thought we brought you along just for your picture taking ability...little did I know your trip report would be front and center on the Home Page! Great trip, and consider yourself hired for any photojournalism needs in the future. And for everyone out there reading this, don't believe the modesty...Mike kept up with us "young bucks" and then some!!
Thanks for the compliments, Forest. However, I may have kept up but was "sucking air" while you guys were hardly breathing.
What a beautiful place to romp with friends!
Your trip report has the zing of adventure. The pictures are awesome. Looks like your group had a wonderful climb. Thanks for sharing.