I got the camera! it is perfect for my needs and I can't wait to delve into it more to find out all the cool little secrets/features. I need to give myself a crash course asap so I will be able to take pictures of backpacking this weekend! You rock Ara, thank you for sending it so quickly.
That's right...I'm going backpacking. Yes I know I say that all the time and then something happens yadda yadda yadda. But it is for real. I am mostly packed already and so excited I can't stand it. I'm going to HCSNA and am hoping that the trails are not too much of a mess from all the rain we've had. But in truth I won't let muddy trails stop me. Fortunately where I'm headed is a lot of rock, so it should be fine.
Oh and I set my new tent up tonight...I LOVE it so far. It is very easy to set up and wow it is lightweight compared to my old one. It will be interesting to see how it handles condensation since it is a single wall tent. I can remember a couple of times when Thomas had some big condensation issues with his single wall tents so that is certainly a concern...but not a huge one. Bringing a sponge along just in case will help.
Yay! I can't wait!