Thursday, October 31, 2013

Rattlesnake Spring / Badlands - ABDSP

Went out to cache water for the 2014 Bighorn Sheep Count last weekend and spent the night in the Badlands. The spring looked good and we didn't see any more dead sheep so that is a great thing. Gorgeous weather. More film fun, all photos from Olympus OM-2S and Ektar 100 film.

With the amount of booze I drank that night I am surprised I even found Polaris, poor composition aside I am liking the film long exposure star trails, I did not have to edit this photo at all
Star Trails

Early morning reflections, what I saw when I "woke" up
Lets Reflect a bit...Sunrise from my sleeping bag

The Ektar film makes my truck look great, where are all the pinstripes?? Love the polarizer vignetting
Looking towards the Santa Rosa Mountains, Villager, Rabbit Peaks

Gary and Randy on the trail into Rattlesnake Canyon
Gary and Randy heading out

'Ol Bess was still there, hasn't budged an inch
Ram Skull

At some point looking down Rattlesnake Canyon
Looking back down Rattlesnake Cyn

At some point looking up Rattlesnake Canyon
Rattlesnake Canyon

This is a great shot of the lower portion of Rattlesnake Canyon, this is where we freestyle'd down a loose rocky ridge into the canyon
Freestyle down the ridge into Rattlesnake Canyon

Panorama of Borrego and the sand blowing
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Learning to control exposure on a manual film camera
Rain somewhere over there

Looking back at the "Rosa's", done for the day
Looking back at Rattlesnake Canyon after a long day

Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 2 (no pictures)

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Kern Plateau 5 Day Backpacking Trip

Did a nice 5 day backpack trip in the Golden Trout Wilderness area on the Kern Plateau. We did a lollipop loop starting at Blackrock, went up through Templeton Meadows, up and over Kern Peak, down into Redrock Meadow and back through Casa Vieja Meadow to Blackrock. Had 3 days of drizzle and light rain and lots of lightning and thunder. Didn't take a digital camera this trip, instead I took an old Olympus OM-2S film camera, it was fun.

Blackrock Trailhead

Casa Vieja Meadows Cabin
Old cabin in Casa Vieja Meadow

Gary and Lucas on the trail
Gary and Lucas on the trail

Ranchers herding up the catle before the snow moves in for the winter
Cowboys out rounding up cattle for the winter before the snow moves in

Templeton Meadows
Templeton Meadow
Templeton Meadow trail sign

Gary hanging our food up for the night
Gary hanging the food from the bears using the counter balance method

Found this wild boar heading up Kern Peak
A Boar keeping watch on the Kern Peak Trail

Panorama looking north towards Whitney from Kern Peak
Panorama looking north from Kern Peak

Near Kern Peak
Desolate looking area near Kern Peak

My GoLite Poncho kept me dry during the day and at night
GoLite Poncho tarp kept me dry during the day and night

Redrock Meadow and Indian Head
Indian Head from Red Rock Meadow

Early Morning in Casa Vieja Meadows
Casa Vieja Meadow
Sunrise at Casa Vieja Meadow