Some people jump right in and hike the PCT without training, but we plan to start the trail in good walking shape. So far most of our training has consisted of traipsing around San Francisco. Chris has begun carrying heavy photography books in his backpack on his daily walking commute. But our most enjoyable form of training is going on local hikes with friends and family. Here are some of our favorites from the past few months.
It’s been wonderful to see so much beauty and breathe lots of fresh air this past year. Photography can’t capture all of that — there’s no substitute for experiencing it yourself. But I hope some of the loveliness of what we’ve seen comes through in this collection of my favorite images from 2011.
Clicking each photo will take you to a larger version on my flickr site. You can also view all my photos there: