The other weekend I went along on an awesome camping trip to some lakes northwest of Truckee. I lugged my new camera with me, which is not usually the camera one would choose to hike with. It was a recent acquisition from Jake Ricker, and I was too stoked to shoot with it to leave it behind.
Pictured is Bob, our friend who organized the trip, when we first got to the lake. From the car, the hike to the first lake where we setup was a mile and a half. We arrived around noon and had the camp setup by early afternoon.
The group hanging our food before we left to hike the scenic trail to Rock Lake.
This rock face stood behind our camp site and looked epic at all hours of the day.
The trail to the lake had meadows, boulders, woods, creeks and waterfalls. Snapped this one while crossing a man-made tree crossing bridge.
Peter and I dropped back from the group to take our time, take photos and climb all the boulders we passed along the trail. I got this shot atop one of the boulders. The lake below is where we camped.
When we got to the lake, the other campers were drying off from the lake. We climbed the bluff opposite the lake from them and I grabbed a couple shots. The wind picked up and nearly blew my XA, light meter and camera bag into the lake. Luckily I saw it in time.
The lake was like nothing I’d seen before. To the left are some 50-foot rocks that are easily jumpable. And on the other side of the lake is the canyon pictured earlier. Next time, I need to come back in the midday to jump in the water.
That night we sat around the fire and ate well and listened to great music. This was a tough first camping trip of the season to beat!TAGS: Mamiya RB 67 • olympus xa2