Took a drive out to the Mojave Road with Tom and his friends, we started at the Colorado River and made it to Kelbaker road where we ran out of time and everyone decided to head home since it was Sunday. I took along my big Pentax 6x7 120 format film camera and my Nexus 7 tablet. The Pentax takes great photos and the Nexus makes a great navigation device, I had downloaded all of the maps onto the device before leaving and used Backcountry Navigator Pro for the navigation app. It all really works great, don't think I'll be going back to my small screen Delorme anymore.
You can find all the info you want to know about the Mojave Road on this website http://www.mojave-road.com
B/W photos taken with the Pentax 6x7 with Ilford SFX 200 film, Red 25A filter and developed with Ilford DD-X
Driving the road thru the joshua tree forest
Somewhere in Lanfair Valley, next to the bus I think
This is on the Fort Piute Trail
This is the Fort Piute Valley / Canyon, you can see the remains of the fort in the lower left. The was running water in the stream.
Camped at Fort Piute
Cool old corral
Lots of petroglyphs along the way
Joshua Tree forest
Old cabin along the way
The Lava Beds near the Lava Tubes, this stuff is really hard to walk on!
Parked somewhere, can't remember but apparently I went for a walk...
Enough black & white, here is some color stuff from the Nexus 7
Sunrise at Fort Piute
Sunset at the Lava Beds
My truck after Tom's friends got hold of it at night
Nice old Native American trail
I stayed an extra night so this was my last night's setup before going home
Trying to catch the sunset reflection of Baker in my rear view window
Red Spotted Toad
Tom at the old cabin
Our caravan of vehicles
The frog shrine
Lots more photos of the trip are here on my gallery
Total Mylar Balloons this trip - 1 (not photographed)
Great pics. I've been wanting to drive this road for years. I even bought the manual. Didn't realize there were so many petroglyphs. That's a nice bonus. I love Ilford, but have never used it with a filter. Nice job on those.ReplyDelete
Hey Derek, you should do it, just take a weekend and go as fas as you can, it was fun. My friend also had the book, he had one of the very early versions that is quite different I guess then the newer ones. Lots of things to see along the way so be sure to stop and look around, you can always go back and finish the road another trip, that is what we will have to do.Delete