|| Light spills up and onto the branches of a tree at a campsite in Stanley, Idaho. This particular campsite is located at a hard-to-reach location on top of a hill. The hill overlooks the town of Stanley at night, and provides an incredible view of the Sawtooth mountains in the morning.
At night it’s easy to see the stars and pick out constellations. Salt Lake suffers from a massive amount of light pollution, and traveling to a place like Stanley drives that point home in spades. During the fall it can be downright frigid at night. Take a zero degree sleeping bag, a warm hat, and a down jacket. You’ll need all three.
High fire danger had skunked our campfire dreams all summer, until the ban was lifted the previous week. We built a toasty fire, heated some soup, and swapped stories until it was too late to think about anything other than bed. Although it might be different for some, I sleep like a rock when I’m camping. Back home there’s just too many distractions, but in a tent it’s just you and your heavy eyes. ||
Some night photos of the homestead here in Sebago, Maine.
Without all the light pollution of a big city exposures like this would take forever at ISO 100 so I pushed the shots to 3200. Excuse the grain, but when you’re staring at the stars the last thing you want to do is look at yet another screen.
Salt Lake City has been a sad state of affairs the last few weeks. The rain won’t stop.
Little Cottonwood Canyon residents are lining the river with sandbags, and a few of the reservoirs are overflowing.
Last summer all I had to complain about was the endless heat, now its the rain. We’ve been treated to some serious fireworks display courtesy of the thunderhead clouds rolling through.
My buddy Matt Boynton snagged a couple of cool shots from his house in SLC at the same time I grabbed one up in Park City.
Wild stuff, glad I had my camera. Thanks for the photos Matt.
Not too much to say here. Long exposures around the neighborhood.
This part of Salt Lake is dead quiet at night.
Spring has finally begun to roll into Salt Lake.
After a long week of juggling my 9 to 5 job at Backcountry.com with work for the Say My Name film crew I’m exhausted.
Currently washing clothes, unpacking bags, repairing gear, cleaning my car, working towards getting my taxes done, and at some point sleeping hopefully.
Looking forward to summer.