Colchuck Lake, WA

This weekend Cary and I tested out my new zero degree bag with some snow camping at Colchuck Lake. We brought our snowshoes & microspikes just in case, but conditions hiking in were much less snowy than anticipated (at least lugging unnecessary gear is a good workout right?)

I also brought along my new 35mm prime lens for its first trip outside, woot! It's much smaller in my pack than my regular lens, and the close ups are out of this world... but I totally underestimated how zoomed in 35mm is. I had a hard time taking photos of the mountains around us, even from half a mile away. I think from now on I'll stick to my usual 18-55mm for backpacking trips, but it was interesting to experiment!