Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Little Blair to Alma Wash Backpack Trip - ABDSP

Did a 2 day backpack trip from Little Blair over to Alma Wash, one of my most favorite trips in ABDSP so far, awesome backcountry scenery. My son was able to go on this trip also which I am happy about, I enjoy having him go out with me on trips. It was two full days of remote desert hiking, very peaceful and enjoyable.

Here is the approximate route
Approx trip route

In my quest to continue devolving as a photographer I brought a 1937 Zeiss Nettar 515/2 folding camera. It is actually a very good camera and has a nice sharp lens, I think it is my new favorite camera. This camera is a 6x9 format and uses 120 size film so I get 8 exposures per roll. Notice the light meter, leather case and focus chart sheet on the ground. This photo courtesy of Craig and his phone camera.
1937 Zeiss Nettar 515/2 camera used to photograph this trip. Camera case and light meter on the ground. Photo courtesy Craig and his cell phone.

Double exposure prevention mechanism...not on this baby! Ooops....Star trails double exposed with rock art. Kodak Portra 160
Double Exposure of star trails and rock art

Here is a DStretched version, I like this one better
DStretch version of double exposure of star trails and rock art

This is looking at the Laguna Mountains on our way up Whale Peak. Kodak Portra 160
Looking at the Laguna Mountains from Whale Peak

Spencer staying tough up Whale Peak. Kodak Portra 160
Spencer on Whale Peak

Christopher and Craig heading down the ridge towards Split Rock, Salton Sea way off in the distance. Kodak Portra 160
Christopher and Craig heading down the ridge to Splt Rock, Salton Sea is in the far distance

Sunset from our campsite near Split Rock. Kodak Portra 160
Sunset at our campsite near Split Rock

Somewhere in Hapaha Flat taking a break and checking the maps. I took this picture with my polarized sun glasses in front of the lens. Kodak Ektar 100
Somewhere in Hapaha Flat taking a break and checking the maps. I took this picture with my polarized sun glasses in front of the lens.

Looking down an unnamed drainage we hiked up from Hapaha Flat. Kodak Ektar 100
Looking down an unamed drainage we hiked up from Hapaha Flat

Craig and Christopher smile for the camera. Kodak Ektar 100
Craig and Christopher smile for the camera

Christopher looking back at the ridge we came down the day before. Kodak Ektar 100
Christopher looking back at the ridge we came down the day before

Dead Bighorn Ram, photo with digital camera (yeah, I brought my Canon S100 just in case)
Dead Bighorn Ram, photo with digital camera

Half way down the ridge into Starfish Cove. Kodak Ektar 100
Half way down the ridge into Starfish Cove

Christopher and Craig at the mouth of Alma Wash, I think this photo sums up the trip, we were all beat by the end of day 2. Kodak Ektar 100
Christopher and Craig at the mouth of Alma Wash, I think this photo sums up the trip

On our way home I had the pleasure of experiencing the red lights of the wind turbines in Ocotillo, can't say I enjoyed it. Photo from digital camera, I ran out of film.
Wind turbines in Ocotillo at night, photo with digital camera

Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 3 and a bonus Radiosonde Weather Balloon
Radiosonde, weather balloon, photo with digital camera at home.






2 comments:

  1. Great photos! That is some rough and barren landscape.

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  2. One of my most favorite trips so far!

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