I have just published the trip report for my recent desert hiking excursion with photographer Jim Beckel. Follow this link to view it.
Concurrently, I have published a short review of the Fujifilm HS30EXR, the camera I bought in January expressly for hiking and travel, since this hiking trip was its trial by fire. Follow this link to see my review.
The trip was an unqualified success, and I feel I made some outstanding images. Please check it out, and leave comments.