I am back :)
40 hours of drive
Maximum altitude of 10276 ft.
Enjoy the pictures preview below, while I recover from fatigue and gain some strength to write a long post tomorrow !!!
I also tested a new PnS camera, the Panasonic Lumix TZ 5 (thanks Subbu and Deepu, for the help and discussions during the research time) and am very happy with it !!! The auto modes are excellent (though the print quality is not that great) and I am hoping MaPa would like to use it more often than not too ! The three pictures above, are from that camera!