Most people who travel to see tend to not see much of anything at all. Many see the attractions but miss the charm of the details, marking each highlight off the list with a crude checkmark as soon as the first snap is captured. For what? To prove to others they were there? Pfft! I prefer to experience the people and the cultures, and to taste the many flavors life elsewhere has to offer. To find and understand the human spirit of a place so you can grow by reaching a level deeper than most travelers do is my goal, each and every time. Melding with the heartbeat of a people, and to connect with the Nature of a destination is what I’ve learned to do for the richest travel experience, and it’s served me well.
On my last trip, I experienced Yellowstone, Grand Tetons, and Glacier National Park, and instead of the people, or tourists rather, I delved deep into the natural world. My wife Leah and I hiked several trails alone in the wild and we often found a private place and sat still, waiting and watching through binoculars for the first sign of wildlife. Our waiting and watching yielded fantastic results in that we saw 16 elk, 1 bear, 3 moose, 2 fox, 54 pronghorns, 20 sandhill cranes, 8 mountain goats, 12 hawks and 7 bald eagles.
The BluHorizons 10x26 are small, lightweight binoculars with some very nice features, like 10X AutoBright adaptive lens technology that cuts glare down so you capture every detail. Beyond adjusting to the brightness of the sun, the BluHorizons offer a reliably sharp, clear picture, while also magnifying to 10x. So when you’re searching for glimpses of big game, you don’t miss a thing, no matter if you have to cut down on weight and space in your pack. I like the size at 4.5”x3.25”x2” and weight of 13oz, for as a notorious backpacker, every inch and ounce matters greatly. My back thanks me for choosing slimmer options like the BluHorizons.
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