Wednesday morning Ray drops Jen and me off at the I-10 underpass to backpack from 25 minutes from home up to Big Bear, CA. in the San Bernadino Mtns. Jen and Melissa have both backpacked from the US/Mexico border on the PCT (Pacific Crest Trail) to beyond Idllywild. We still have to backpack from the Seven Pines Trailhead junction on the PCT down to the I-10 freeway. We will finish that section on a weekend trip. Unfortunately, Melissa is unable to do this portion of Section C with us.
Here is a link to the Murray Hill Peak Hike we took today, loaded with full backpack weight minus food and extra camera gear weight.
When I did a search on Clara Burgess I found this interesting history on the Desert Riders.
Erika, Jen and I spent late afternoon and evening at the Salton Sea last week. What a joy. And what a great opportunity it was for me as Erika knows so much more than I about flash. This was a first shooting with a skilled photographer. I loved it. I keep saying I need to join a camera club and not be so solo learning photography. Anyone local reading this, let me know if you want to go shooting sometime, ok?
“an unrhymed verse form of Japanese origin having three lines containing usually five, seven, and five syllables respectively.”
Driving home from LA last night, I spent most of the two and a half hour drive looking for shots. Ray never complained that I wasn’t really present for conversation either:-) It’s amazing how I can get lost and time flies when my eye is to the viewfinder. I believe they call my love of photography an obsession.
Jen, Melissa and I backpacked a section of the PCT from Warner Springs to Palms to Pines Hwy 74 above our home a couple of months ago.
They have been waiting for me to show some of the photos I shot. At the WPPI Convention I bought Animoto‘s video software.
Click the link below to watch my first attempt at putting together a slideshow of some of the backpacking photos, hopefully showing how much fun we had.
After clicking on the link above, viewing is best when enlarged for full screen (bottom right). And if your stream is slow and stops click in the bottom right corner (in the small screen view) to change to one of the these different stream sizes: 480p (good for computers), 360p (for smart phones).