I’m writing this post a few months after the ride. Somehow I got too busy to deal with the photos so put it off. Even now, some 4 months later, I vividly remember the ride though. It was planned as a recovery ride — after a hard “reverse hogsback” ride the day before. It was also the first ride with Scooter where I carried a small camera (Canon PowerShot SX200-IS).
When compiling a list of things I need to do in preparation for the cross country trip, I should have included becoming comfortable carrying and shoting photos while riding Scooter! Thinking back to my other long tours, I think I’ve always carried a camera but this might be the first trip with a small point-and-shot style camera. I know on all my 1980 and 1990 trips I carried a Minolta SLR and shot slides. I may have taken a smaller Olympus digital camera to Alaska and France. Technology certainly has come a LONG way since my first tours!
I don’t have the stats for this ride anymore — but it was a nice, moderately paced climb up the front side of Carter Lake. Here are some of the photos from that day –