I had some trouble as well with google and posting photos; I believe I ended up using photo bucket. Once you have uploaded a photo, you can click on it, and on the right side of the screen it has 4 options: Email, direct, HTML, and IMG. If you click on IMG, it automatically copies the text and you can paste it directly into your post and the photo will show up. That's the only thing that worked for me when I did a trip report recently.