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Cool shots here. A lot of hiking in a short time, but it looks like it's worth it. #1 is my favorite here, though you have a whole nice series of shots. It's great to see a shot of Laurel Falls without people running through it.
As for a compact P&S that shoots raw. That's already out there, but it's not just shooting raw that's important, it's getting a camera with a big enough sensor that you can get enough detail to work with. Sometimes a lower end DSLR DX format is the way to go. The bells and whistles have been cut from the body, but atleast you have a lightweight body if that's your goal.