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  • Writer's pictureTina McLain

Mount Washington Wilderness Excursion

Updated: Nov 28, 2022

A cross country wandering through Mount Washington Wilderness during Winter 2021.

Mount Washington

We were in the area staying at a cabin. My dad and I decided to go for a short cross country hike in the Mount Washington Wilderness to test out one of my newer camera lenses. There was a good 8 feet of snow on the ground and it was a beautiful sunny day.

I’ve been working on learning how to shoot photos in manual better since my new lens is a manual lens. It’s been a lot of hit and miss with photography outings while learning. The photos will be over exposed or under exposed most of the time. I can’t seem to ever get it right.

So my dad I hiked out into the wilderness. There were tracks from cross country skiers and a few snowmobile tracks that strayed farther into the wilderness. Ours was a really short half mile hike of just wandering and stopping a lot to take pictures trying different settings and perspectives. I learned a lot and hopefully that will be reflected more in my future snow photography.

Mt Washington was beautiful! I always find mountains like Mt Washington and Three Fingered Jack interesting because they will be totally caked in snow during the winter and then completely bare boned by end of summer. The area we were hiking in had been burned a while ago so there were a lot of burned trees. The ones that had black on them were incredible when the sun was hitting them. There was a silvery gold metallic shine. It was so wild! It reminded me of the playa on the salt flats. When the sun hits it just right it looks like liquid gold across the ground. Both are so mesmerizing and beautiful.

It took me a few days to get around to uploading and editing my photos. I was rather annoyed when I discovered all my photos had tons of random dots due to my lens or camera sensor not being clean. I was able to edit them out of two pictures, but it took a very long time to get through each picture. That’s why this post only has two photos.

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