Out on the trail Steve checks his camera for proper exposure. Harsh light filtering down through the trees can make it difficult to get a decent shot. I recommend bracketing your shots, the polar extremes of light and dark make it tough work for a cameras sensor to get a good exposure.
Went on a little weekend trip with the family out to the Keystone/Breckenridge area of Colorado. Stayed in a beautiful condo owned by a family friend. No major backpacking but a couple day hikes that where incredible. One was up to a massive waterfall and a tiny lake, the second was up Mohawk trail just south of Breckenridge to little Mohawk lake with a lot of old abandoned mining equipment along the way.
September 2011 we had a small trip to visit some friends up in Fort Collins, CO. A little road trip with my Sister, her husband and their two year Skyla(who was surprisingly well behaved for a two yearer).
We stayed for two nights out at a campsite just outside of Fort Collins, went on a couple hikes and had an epic bonfire.