Friday, July 25, 2014

Hiking Trip: Muir Woods and cameras comparison

A friend of mine had been recommending us to go visit Muir Woods National Monument. Finally, we took the time to check out the place ourselves.

For this trip, we decided to bring two cameras to compare the result. If the Point & Shoot is up to par, we won't bring our DSLR on our next trip. So as you see the pictures, you can guess along whether we take it with Point & Shoot or DSLR. I put the answer at the bottom of each picture.

DSLR

The towering Redwood Trees

DSLR


They are not only tall but big too:

  Point & Shoot

We arrived around 11 AM on Saturday. It was hard to find parking space and the place was pretty crowded but once we chose to take 3 miles hike up suddenly it's just us and a few others in the middle of the forest.

DSLR


Point & Shoot

Come on mama, what took you so long?

    DSLR

Don't forget to look up

DSLR


Point & Shoot


DSLR
 
 
Point & Shoot


  DSLR 

The trail:
DSLR except the one on the lower right

We saw a dad carrying her daughter this way so as soon as Didi said he was too tired to walk by himself, Chris put him on his back. He said it is easier than carry him at the front as he normally does.

 DSLR


Point & Shoot

Reading yelp reviews, we knew that there is creek there so we brought the kids' nets to catch and observe a few creatures.

DSLR

Of course we let them go right after. Max was having fun pretending to be scientist

 Point & Shoot


Point & Shoot


 DSLR 


DSLR

DSLR 

Point & Shoot


DSLR

 DSLR

Point & Shoot 

The kids were ecstatic to see this guy:

Point & Shoot

 
DSLR


Point & Shoot


Point & Shoot


DSLR

We passed by Golden Gate Bridge on the way home. Normally, there are clouds hovering over the top of the bridge but it was such a beautiful sunny day that I can't resist not to take picture:

  DSLR

In my humble opinion, I think it worth the hassle to carry DSLR especially since my D3100 & 35mm lens is quite light. We will still bring the point & shoot for video though.

While summer still here, let's go out and explore! For more information on location, dates and hours of operation, and parking go to Muir Woods National Park' website

"You will come to a place where the streets are not marked... 
A place you could sprain both your elbow and chin!
On and on you will hike and I know you'll hike far
and face up to your problems whatever they are.
Kid, you'll move mountains!
Today is your day!
Your mountain is waiting.
So...get on your way!" Dr. Seuss from Oh, The Places You'll Go


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