Thursday, September 7, 2006 at 9:58AM
This image documents an attempted backpacking trip to Craggy Gardens, North Carolina. Sometimes, the conditions aren't what you expect. I was looking forward to warm sunny weather, and arrived in a 38 degree chill, shrouded in fog with 30mph gusts of wind. The fog didn't do much for the scenic views. Many times, unusual weather can be a blessing for photography. This day however, we scurried into the rangers cabin, huddled around a fire and surveyed the map for an alternate destination. We drove half an hour to a lower altitude, and found clear views and warm sun.