Good morning and happy Friday! Things have been quite interesting around here as Richard and I continue to make plans for our fall waterfall trip next weekend. Richard picked up a new carbon fiber Manfrotto tripod with a ball head to replace his aging aluminum tripod, my new 9-stop neutral density filter arrived, and I decided to take a spill on my longboard and blow out my ankle... I had x-rays taken yesterday and nothing's broken, so with a regimen of physical therapy exercises to do I should be good to hike. This is good because, as Richard told me, "I don't care how light my new tripod is, I'm not carrying you on this trip".