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Canon EF 16-35mm f/4L

I’ve been meaning to pickup a copy of the newer Canon 16-35mm f/4 lens for a while now and finally received a copy from Amazon today. I’m looking forward to trying it out and comparing the results to my old 16-35mm f/2.8 II. I haven’t been using my wild-angle lens much lately and I’m hoping to change that soon!

Canon 16-35mm f/4L

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The Watchman

The Watchman

Here’s a nice pictograph we found over the weekend while exploring more of Grand Gulch. I’m calling this photo The Watchman because of the great view this pictograph has over the canyon. Stay tuned for the full trip report!

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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 mtnGLO

Bullet Canyon Camp

We just got back from a 3 day backpacking trip into Grand Gulch over the weekend and finally got to try out our new Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 mtnGLO tent. So far I am very happy with this tent. Not only is it almost a full pound lighter than our previous 2-person backpacking tent, there is also plenty more room inside for both of us and our gear. It was a much more comfortable backpacking experience than in our 2-person tent. Setup was just as quick and easy as it is with my Copper Spur UL1 tent that I use when I’m alone since they are of a similar design. There are also plenty of pockets inside to help keep your small items organized at night. While we didn’t really use the lights much on this trip since we were falling asleep shortly after sunset, I did try them out in the middle of the the night once and they seem to be a nice addition. I liked the tent so much I think I’m going to be bringing it on my San Juan River trip in a few weeks.

The photo above was taken on our second night near the confluence of Bullet Canyon and Grand Gulch.

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Monthly Odometer: April 2015

April started out slow for me, but I managed to rack up some miles in Grand Gulch at the end of the month to try and make up for it. I’m surprised that I had more miles backpacking this month than regular hiking.

Hiking: 22.8
Backpacking: 45.7

Total Miles for April: 68.5

March Total: 61.5 miles
February Total: 36.2 miles
January Total: 37.7 miles

2015 Total: 203.9 miles

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