Unfortunately, I underestimated the whole journey and I already know at this point that it will be a struggle. Both of us have very heavy backpacks because of all our equipment – a tent, camping supplies, camera gear, etc. Nonetheless, we’ve started enthusiastically and gotten quite far. The trail is steep but the beautiful fall colors surrounding us almost make us forget how hard it is.
Around two hours into the hike, it starts raining again and we come to a big creek which we have to cross. Due to the heavy rainfall, it’s impossible to cross it from where we're standing. After a 45-minute search for a good spot to cross, we finally make it across the creek. We are now even further behind schedule.
I increasingly realize that my planning has been sloppy and we will have to adjust our plan to make it to today’s original destination.
Successful photography is dependent on thorough planning. Today I haven’t been successful due to different factors.