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Buford
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1/13/2022
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New year, new thread.

Desert sunrise from the first trip of 2022:


None of these were the desert birds I was looking for:







More shots from my Borrego timelpase stacked to simulate long exposures:







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Buford
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1/31/2022
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Best mountain range in the park





A new timelapse is coming at some point.
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5/8/2022
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Brian wrote:
Great pics as always, Buford. I don't recognize the last one so I'm sure I've just driven past it too.



Scissors area.

Rockrunner


Tarantula hawk
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rockhopper
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5/12/2022
rockhopper
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Buford, looks like you worked for Nat.Geo. :-)
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1/14/2022
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Thanks. I was looking for owls or other birds of prey but only found the birds pictured and only got bird on a stick shots. I have seen owls in those areas before multiple times. I know I could always go to the campground for owls but that is less fun.

One more bird on a stick:
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Buford
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1/17/2022
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Cell phone shot:
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1/24/2022
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Stormy conditions make for better photos and timelapses. New shots, old locations and compositions.









Multiple timelapse exposures stacked to simulate a long exposure:
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Buford
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1/31/2022
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Rocko1 wrote:
Buford wrote:
Anyone know anything about this:


Found on a trip that started in Rockhouse and went up into the Santa Rosa range. Google turned up nothing for me.



Where abouts on the ridge was this? Looks close to Toro.


Very close to Toro. Roughly ESE of the high point.
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2/1/2022
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Buford wrote:
Brian wrote:
Buford wrote:
Very close to Toro. Roughly ESE of the high point.


Wow, that's quite an undertaking to get to that area from Rockhouse. I've explored Alta Seca Bench from the top, but never gone up any of the ridges from the bottom. Maybe soon though!


My idea of a fun hike is probably different than most. Toro Peak is only ~6 round trip from the upper rockhouses and Nicholias Spring.

More random shots








Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?
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Buford
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2/1/2022
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Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?


Head up the ridge from the cottonwoods. When you hit the Santa Rosa crest, follow that to Toro. Nothing technical and navigational wise easy enough. I can add a map later but it is a simple route. Works out to ~3 miles each way. Not easy.
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2/2/2022
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Rocko1 wrote:
Buford wrote:
Only 6m from there huh? Interesting. Can you share which route?


Head up the ridge from the cottonwoods. When you hit the Santa Rosa crest, follow that to Toro. Nothing technical and navigational wise easy enough. I can add a map later but it is a simple route. Works out to ~3 miles each way. Not easy.
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Something like this?


Not exactly, South portion of that line swings too far East. As drawn it probably goes but is not necessary. Straight North from the cottonwoods to the ridge that looks over the spring is what I did. Your lines looks fine for the top half. The top part gets brushy but is ducked to get through the worst of the brush.

Just beware, my idea of a fun day hike is something along the lines of 6582 or worse.

edit -> more like this:


Both routes probably go and are close enough.
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2/3/2022
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Buford wrote:

edit -> more like this:




This looks like the route I have used. Although I know I have recorded it before, I looked thru all of my tracks and couldn't find one. Lots of brush also.

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Buford
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2/22/2022
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Brian wrote:
Here's a pic I took from Alta Seca Bench. Is the ridge in the middle / behind the bush the same one you marked on the map?


Buford wrote:


edit -> more like this:


Both routes probably go and are close enough.


Hard to tell. Looks like it might be the right one. I didn't take any pics that showed it well. Here is one part way down.

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5/3/2022
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Costas


meep meep




A couple different takes on the milky way


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5/3/2022
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One more from an area most people just drive past.

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5/9/2022
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Thanks.

A couple more. The roadrunner tried to attack a dove and the dove got away.








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5/10/2022
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dsefcik wrote:
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Last milky way shot looks like the culp valley / pinyon campsite at the end of the road near the trail to pinyon ridge.

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Correct. I've scouted that site out before for milky way shots, never got around to shooting there until last weekend.



I usually try and get birds in flight instead of bird on a stick shots. I couldn't get the doves to cooperate.
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5/19/2022
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Some wildflower pics from 2022











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