NC Trip – Day Two

Today was a little more rough on our bodies than yesterday. First, not only did we take the walk up to the top of Mount Mitchell, but we also did the three mile hike to Mount Craig and back.

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By the time we reached Craig, we were definitely tired. Somehow, there was a man who was actually running the trail. Crazy! He was nice enough to take a photo of Sarah and I, and I took one of him in return. He said that he’s lived here for three years and had not ever been on the trail before.

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On our way back, another lone hiker asked if she could join us on the way back. We all talked about various things, especially mushrooms. Apparently, there’s a type of mushroom that actually lactates, crazy! Unfortunately, she couldn’t find an example on the trail to show us, but it definitely made for good conversation and helped make the hike back go by faster.

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By the time we got to the trailhead, we were starving, and got in the car and drove to the little restaurant in the park. There, we both went simple and had burgers, and watched as the clouds rolled over the mountains.

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NC Trip Day One

We’ve been planning this trip for years, now. I literally mean years. Sarah and I started dating five years ago, and we eventually wanted to go to North Carolina for our honeymoon. Well, this year, as we celebrate our 3rd anniversary, we’ve finally made it our little cabin in the woods.

After our 9 hour drive, we made it, and immediately slept in until about noon today. Once we got moving about we laced up our hiking boots and headed for Roaring Fork Falls.

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It was a nice little hike that we both enjoyed, and definitely got us ready for the rest of the adventures that are ahead of us for the next few days. From a photo gear standpoint, I’m glad I brought the Fujifilm X-T2 along. With its compact and light weight body and incredible image quality, it’s the best camera I’ve ever had on a hike.

Fujifilm X-T2 Unboxing

Apparently, people do these on the YouTube.

I am SUPER excited to start shooting with this camera. So stay tuned for how things go! Being in Florida, it’ll probably rain all weekend, so I’ll at least be able to test out the weatherproofing.

Also, it can be noted that I tested out the older NP-W126 (the one that comes with the camera is the NP-W126S) battery with the X-T2, since I have a bunch of those for the X-T10. I noticed no issues with regular shooting, although from what I can guess, I wouldn’t want to attempt recording video with the old batteries, since they would probably overheat.

Anyhow, let me know what you think in the comments!