Room with a view – Hiking Near Twin Lakes

By:  Sam
July 15, 2010

Things started to get a little steeper and sketchier as we approached our destination. Like any good dog, Chester seemed to posess a blind faith in our ability to get there. I however, was a little worried about the cliffs below us.

After somehow getting both Chester and myself down this, it was smooth sailing on up to our campsite for the evening.

As we approached, the lighting started to get dramatic.

Chester was pretty happy to have arrived:

I will now bombard you with views from the hut:

Southern Picket Range (I think… I’m new here):

Ruth Mountain (big and snowy), the site of a previous adventure:

Shuksan with Nooksack tower visible on the left (the rocky, tower-shaped, thing):

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  1. Harvey44
    wrote on July 16th, 2010 at 6:59 am  

    Chester is a classic.

  2. Porter Haney
    wrote on July 16th, 2010 at 12:02 pm  

    Sam! Where are your skis?

    • Sam
      wrote on July 16th, 2010 at 1:37 pm  

      Resting, I’ve got plans for them soon though.

  3. christian
    wrote on July 18th, 2010 at 4:45 pm  
    • Jtoots212
      wrote on July 19th, 2010 at 8:17 am  

      agreed! would you tell us what you shutter speed was on those shots to get the stars in motion? truly fantastic!

  4. Sam
    wrote on July 19th, 2010 at 4:29 pm  

    Sure, the main star trail photo (it’s also on the front page) was a 492s exposure, at f5.6, and iso 150. It came out a bit under-exposed and I had to brighten it in Lightroom. I’m sure there is a great system for figuring out exactly how long you should expose a long exposure shot, but I haven’t figured it out yet, and still rely on trial and error. Thanks for the interest !

  5. RogerK
    wrote on July 19th, 2010 at 7:25 pm  
  6. K_C
    wrote on July 27th, 2010 at 9:50 am  

    Awesome shots Sam. Chester is going to start charging a fee for every photo you take of him.

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