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South Kettle Moraine high def on the Scuppernong Trail system

While training for the American Birkebeiner cross-country ski marathon in Hayward, Wisconsin in the Kettle Moraine State Forest southern unit, I took a few pictures with my iPhone. The Southern Unit consists of three cross-country ski trail systems: the Nordic, McMiller, and the Scuppernong. These photos came from either the Nordic system or the Scuppernong.

I have always liked the quality of the iPhone camera, but sometimes it is difficult to set the lighting. It seems the pictures are either too dark or too light and you cannot get the perfect balance. Thanks to an article by Leah Travels, I found an app that solves this problem.

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South Kettle Moraine Scuppernong Trail system in a driving snow

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More flaky white stuff in the South Kettle Moraine State Forest

The ProHDR app takes two photos, one light and one dark, and combines the two to make a better high definition picture. I have been in love with it ever since. The only problem with it is it is not too cold friendly. When you tap the screen it takes a minute to analyze the scene and then snap two pictures, and then combine them. This process takes less than a minute, but when you take your gloves off in zero degrees with sub zero wind chills, it seems like it takes forever.

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Falling snow at the Scuppernong overlook

Despite the slight added time, the ProHDR is worth it, and I think that you can see with these photos, does a pretty good job.

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Cathedral like pine trees on the Scuppernong Trail system

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South Kettle Moraine Scuppernong cross-country ski trails

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Cross-country skiing through pine trees in South Kettle Moraine

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Rows of pine trees along the Scuppernong Trail

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Another run through the pines in South Kettle Moraine

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Opening on the Nordic Blue Trail in South Kettle Moraine

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Another cathedral of pines this time on the Nordic Blue Trail

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South Kettle Moraine Nordic Trail

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A good look at glacial topography at Kettle Moraine

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Two identical trees over a cross-country ski trail

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South Kettle Moraine Nordic Trail

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Just past the three mile marker on the Nordic Blue Trail

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The last mile of my Birkie training at South Kettle Moraine

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