When traveling for photo expeditions, I typically have one of three camp setups:
- ‘Car camping’ style overnighter: Either with a small tent, e.g. the MSR Fury or Hubba Hubba – depending on the time of year, or with my hammock.
- ‘Base camp’ style multi-nighter: Typically with my OZtent RV-3, or with the hammock.
- ‘Hike-out’ style: In this situation, I will either have the Jeep parked somewhere from where I hike to my photography spot, or I am doing an over-nighter after hiking from base camp.
In this week’s post, I will explore the third point – hike-out.
This one is very similar to parts 1 and 2 – in fact, I typically do this in combination car and base camping. As an example, the camp I showed in part 1 at the Needles Overlook in UT, was actually an overnighter from base camp near Monticello. I stayed on public land there, and took the Jeep to the overlook, where I was hiking around and photographing sunset, before ‘retiring’ to the spot in the photographs (reposted below for illustration.)
I then photographed star trails and the galactic center from there, before sleeping for a couple of hours, and then returning to base camp for breakfast and backing up the photographs taken…