Calling All Campers

Angel Peak in New Mexico is beautiful and uncrowded, a good example of some of the places to see and explore in the Land of Enchantment.
Angel Peak in New Mexico is beautiful and uncrowded, a good example of some of the places to see and explore in the Land of Enchantment.

…or, a Shout Out to Adventure.

As you might have gathered from my excitement over my most recent trip report, I am more excited than ever about exploring the majesty of the American west. As soon as I get home from one trip, I begin planning the next one. I’ve already got an idea what I want to do with my wife Abby for our anniversary trip in October, so I am now cogitating the possibilities for an early November jaunt. Here are my early thoughts…

  • Bisti/De-Na-Zin Wilderness, New Mexico. I would like to camp there two or three nights, particularly since it is so isolated, making camping the only way to take advantage of earliest morning and last evening light. I might even consider backpacking there with the goal of shooting some star trace and/or light painting on the formations. I drove some of the way there in November 2012, but turned around and came home due to a death in the family.
  • Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument, Utah. Dennis Udink has already expressed an interest in joining me for this, and he has recent experience in the area. I am particularly interested in seeing and photographing Zebra Slot, Stevens Arch, and Metate Arch, among others.
  • Big Bend National Park, maybe early in spring 2014. I only visited this amazing place once, in 2007, and I believe there is much more to explore in this park, which is geographically huge.
  • New Mexico in general. I keep going through New Mexico to get to Utah, and I see its desolate, delicate beauty and want to explore it more, which in some ways is getting back to my desert exploration roots.

So, ideas?

David Martin made this image of me exploring the Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, in November 2001. I have only been to Bisti twice, and I have never seen the adjoining De-Na-Zin Wilderness, so it is near the top of my "next" list. Photographers note: I am carrying one camera (in my right hand) with black-and-white film with the 25-50mm f/4 Nikkor of 1978 vintage with a deep yellow filter on it, and a camera with color film (hanging from my shoulder) with the 28mm f/3.5 Nikkor and a polarizer. I sold both cameras and lenses long ago.
David Martin made this image of me exploring the Bisti Wilderness, New Mexico, in November 2001. I have only been to Bisti twice, and I have never seen the adjoining De-Na-Zin Wilderness, so it is near the top of my “next” list. Photographers note: I am carrying one camera (in my right hand) with black-and-white film with the 25-50mm f/4 Nikkor of 1978 vintage with a deep yellow filter on it, and a camera with color film (hanging from my shoulder) with the 28mm f/3.5 Nikkor and a polarizer. I sold both cameras and lenses long ago.
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