The new lens and another great day of hiking
The last part of the trail to the Upper Emerald Pool gets a little steep, glad I had my hiking pole, these short legs sometimes need some help. At the pool we met a couple from Michigan that had brought along Santa hats. I took some photos of them with their hats nad they lent them to us for a photo. The photo didn’t turn out though. Dale has only ever used a point and shoot so he couldn’t quite figure out my camera and never seemed to get them in focus. Oh, well another time. The upper pool also has a waterfall into it and at the base has a huge pile of snow. We sat and enjoyed chatting with Dale and Laura from Michigan and ate our lunch. Now this is a great way to eat lunch, couldn’t ask for a better ambiance. Oh and the new lens is working great. It has such great range, I can take photos of people standing near me, I can go macro, and I can zoom in to get great shots (270mm). I am liking this lens!
|Trail to the Emerald Pools|
We have several other places to go to. I think tomorrow we may check out Snow Canyon state park and next week we want to go up to the Kolob Canyon entrance to Zion and checkout the Parowan Petroglyphs. There is plenty to do here and of course we need to throw in some days to do nothing, after all we are retired.