McNeil Point 08-12-2019

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McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by markesc » August 15th, 2019, 5:50 am

Decided to take a break from chasing owls/birds/wildlife and hit Mt. Hood for the day.

The hike reminded me of what weekend crowds were like in around 2005-2008, so it was nice to not have 75+ cars at the top spur TH. Counted around 20-25 this round.
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Carried the 100-400 II + 80d combo during the hike, as this is the usual bird chasing/wildlife setup, but also has a min focus distance of 38" @ 400mm, thus giving a convenient level of options without the need to change lenses.

The flys were present, but didn't get any bites; Weather was in my mind the perfect temp around 70-75 deg, without an insane amt of wind @ the top viewpoint.
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Finally had a website setup: https://chrismarkes.smugmug.com/
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Re: McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by markesc » August 15th, 2019, 5:53 am

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Even had some Peregrine's, American Kestral, Crow's out as well:
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Re: McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by Webfoot » August 15th, 2019, 9:38 am

Lots of great shots. Thanks for sharing them.

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Re: McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by Waffle Stomper » August 15th, 2019, 10:08 pm

Lovely shots, all of them.
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Re: McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by cskutter » August 16th, 2019, 8:03 am

Great shots ............
I was going to comment on the bugs too. Wife and I made the trip via the Mazama Trail on the 10th and 11th.
No bugs what so ever. But we did have rain from midnite till 6am. :(
Visibility at times, 30 ft. We'll be back next month.
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Re: McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by Chip Down » August 16th, 2019, 5:18 pm

I suppose the first pic in the second set is the Sandy ice shelf. Cool feature. I bet it will still be there when I expire; it's something I'll be keeping an eye on.

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Re: McNeil Point 08-12-2019

Post by markesc » August 17th, 2019, 8:33 am

Thanks everyone!

The glacier photo I believe is the Sandy.... I was debating Glisan, but it appears that's on the other side with the ladd/coe?

We'll let the experts chime in:
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