I have been out of commission for about 5 months now from severe back problems but recently was able to get out for a 3 day trip out to the Mojave Desert with Gary, car camping and easy 1-2 mile day hikes, lots to see. Here are some photos from the trip.
The Turtle Mountains lived up to their name, this was the first Desert Tortoise I have ever seen
The Blythe Intaglios, they are fenced off and kinda hard to get a good picture of from the ground, I am sure Google Earth would shsow them better
Some random petroglyph photos with my S100 digital camera, I used that when I ran out of film
I kinda liked this one, looks like a Christmas tree
These next photos were all taken with my 1937 Zeiss Nettar 515/2 folding camera with Kodak Portra 160 film
Here is Gary coming up out of one of the canyons we visited, I really like the colors on this photo
A few more petroglyph panels
In this photo you can see we are not the only ones visiting these sites, most of the sites we went to are on BLM land and you can find out more info about how to see them by going to the BLM website.
We also stopped briefly to check out the Topock Maze
I also brought along my recently aquired Graphic View II large format view camera
These next few photos were all taken with that camera with Arista EDU ISO 100 B/W film and developed by me at home
Some petroglyphs near our campsite
And of course my star trail photos
This one looks like there is a small light leak in the film holder, notice the white spot coming in from the top
Another one but with some of the hillside in view
Nice post and great photos!ReplyDelete
I know those spots and you guys did some traveling. We go to Needles at least a couple of times every winter. Not because we like Needles so much, but because it's pretty much in the middle of the places you visited in your blog post. We park our RV in a little CG where Route 66 cuts over from the I-40 and ends at the river. We park our RV very close to the river and go exploring in all directions from there. We were there for 2 weeks last month. If you are interested here's a link to one of the things we did. No problem if you're not.