A Reason to Hike

Who really needs a reason to hike?  I was lucky enough to get a new camera for Christmas, the Canon s100.  It's a much smaller form factor than the Nikon d300 I lug around, and I wanted to see how it would perform on the trails.  I took it out on a test drive on the first part of the EB Mud Redwood trail, which doesn't actually have a lot of Redwoods.  It's mostly Bay Trees and a smattering of Oaks.  We've had a dry winter so far, but there were still a lot of ferns, and heavy moss on the trees.  The s100 includes a GPS logger, so you can see the images on a map here.   Final verdict?  I like the lightness of the s100, and the images are beautiful, but I have a bit more flexibility with the d300.  However, the s100 has HD video, HDR mode, and a bunch of other cool features. I guess I'll have to keep experimenting...

Images of the Redwood Trail: