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Autumn in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland
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Addie Bedford
(addiebedford) - MLife

Locale: Montana
Autumn in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland on 12/30/2008 19:05:16 MST Print View

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Autumn in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland

JASON CUZZETTO
(cuzzettj) - MLife

Locale: NorCal - South Bay
Autumn in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland on 12/30/2008 20:39:21 MST Print View

Wow. That was a great photo essay. I love the way the colors were presented, light to dark. It is almost like your pictures worked their way through the day to the sun set (night fall). Great way to capture the imagination. Bravo!!!

I am a visual learner. What can I say.

More like this please. Maybe even Photo Essays that teach you to do some cool outdoor activity.

Again, way cool.

Ken Thompson
(kthompson) - MLife

Locale: Behind the Redwood Curtain
Thanks on 12/30/2008 22:49:31 MST Print View

Thanks for the fall color! We don't get much of that here in my neck of the woods, just 70 shades of green. Makes me want to go to Scotland again even more. Good job.

Tom Clark
(TomClark) - MLife

Locale: East Coast
Re: Autumn in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland on 12/31/2008 04:29:13 MST Print View

Chris,
Wonderful photos and even better descriptive comments about what we are seeing (or not seeing, depending on how experienced we are) in the photos. I'm partway through your Backpacker's Handbook, and enjoy its almost lyrical tones.
Tom

Gerry Brucia
(taedawood) - MLife

Locale: Louisiana, USA
Re: Autumn in Cairngorms National Park, Scotland on 01/02/2009 05:40:03 MST Print View

Chris,
Thank you for your photo essay. Having had a forestry education many years ago, it was especially interesting to read your tree and plant identification...it made your beautiful photos much more meaningful.

Norman Bradley
(NormanB) - F

Locale: New York
Cairngorms on 01/02/2009 18:54:31 MST Print View

Thanks Chris. I went through part of the Caringorms in August, though not on foot. I was told this summer was one of the coldest and wettest in years. I found the trip across the North Sea to the Orkneys also quite cold. How did you find the weather and what equipment and clothing did you bring to prep for the trip?

Chris Townsend
(Christownsend) - MLife

Locale: Cairngorms National Park
Autumn in the Cairngorms on 01/03/2009 08:47:58 MST Print View

Thanks for all your comments. I appreciate them.

Norman, the Cairngorms are my local hills so I test a wide variety of gear here. In general gear needs to be wind and waterproof. Last summer was exceptionally wet and windy, making it a good time for testing rain clothing and tents.