September 2020

Thoughts about…

Pacing Myself

September is my birthday month so I decided to treat myself to a break. Instead of my usual proselytizing, I’m posting a small gallery of photos from July. I was planning to include pictures from August, too, but there were so many in July. And, I ran out of steam after sorting through them all. I’ll add a bunch from August next month. I hope you don’t mind.

As much as I’d love to grind away all day long on every project on my endless to-do list(s), life is a marathon not a sprint. I have to remind myself that I’m committed to this project (called life) for the long haul. Therefore, occasionally dialing things back is probably a good thing for me.

Besides, this summer has been long, hot, and (recently) very smoky due to California wildfires. I’m tired. I’m a little bit ornery. And, after being nearly three weeks late with last month’s newsletter I needed a small victory to get me back on track! So, I hope you enjoy looking at these photos as much as I did taking them 🙂

A note about this round of photos … I tend to shoot in low-light conditions (i.e. after work and in the forest) as evidenced by the amount of “noise” in many of my pictures. Although I usually employ advanced editing techniques and software to decrease the noise in my photos, I didn’t for this bunch. Many people consider a noisy photo unworthy of display, but I actually like the effect as it adds a layer of texture to the imagery giving it a gritty feel. If I were to prep any of these for print, I would definitely clean them up more.

Click on each photo for its name and the date taken.

I’m sure I’ve already shared this video, but I’m seeing more xc ski-related traffic and inquiries on Tahoe Trail Guide and my YouTube channel. So I figured it might be fun to re-watch this one, especially since it’s usually good for a few chuckles.

Please subscribe to my channel if you haven’t already. Thank you 🙂 

I imagine many of you are thinking, “enough about the woodpeckers already!” Haha 🙂

I don’t blame you, but I’d be remiss for not sharing the article just in case you want to see some more cool pictures of Pileated Woodpeckers.

For the most part, I re-edited the script from my Pileated Woodpecker video for this accompanying Tahoe Trail Guide article. The structure of the information is modified, and I included some different images for the article.

Lastly, you technically can’t “update” a YouTube video. You can only delete videos and then publish new ones. So by publishing a complimentary article (to the video), I have the opportunity to update the information and imagery that I’m presenting. This won’t translate to the actual YouTube video, but I can share the updated article (link) in the video’s description as well as other clarifying information. And, effectively keep the video “up-to-date.”

Click the image to read its article.

Thanks for being a part of my life. Until next time…

-Jared Manninen

Tahoe Trail Guide is an online resource for hiking, backpacking, cross-country skiing, and snowshoeing in the Lake Tahoe region. In addition to trail data, I offer backcountry “how-to” articles and information about the local and natural history of Tahoe. Tahoe Swag is a collection of art and design products I create based on my love of the outdoors and appreciation for Lake Tahoe and the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains.

If you like any of the images I post in these newsletters, please contact me. I’d be more than happy to upload them to my RedBubble account so that you can order prints and other merchandise featuring the images.

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