When you submit a hike log, it can take some time to upload and process your photos. Once that's done, you get a confirmation page that lets you know your hike log upload was complete.
There are many factors that can impact how long that takes, including the file size of the images, the number of images, and how many users are doing the same thing at the same time. We are watching performance and testing periodically to determine if we need to tweak performance. I appreciate your feedback!