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"The track to Ben Lomond starts right in the middle of Queenstown, which is also known as "the adventure capital of the world".

The first part of the track leads through a dense forest and crosses some world famous downhill mountain biking trails. After an hour or two the landscape changes drastically and the scene is dominated by alpine tussock.

Our original plan was to camp near the summit of Ben Lomond, but since this is a very popular track that gets really crowded and the sun also began to set we decided to pitch our tents on a neighbouring saddle. This turned out to be a great idea.

We were rewarded with spectacular views of Ben Lomond itself and the surrounding southern alps.What followed was a rather sleepless night of star gazing."

-Will Nuechterlein @saltyfoto

 
 
Gear List:

Camera - Canon 6D

Hotel Prius

Compact car camping means you can still sleep comfortably along with the gear you actually need, all while taking advantage of the great mileage to get to the best campspots around.

Knob & Pass

A campspot along the Pacific Crest Trail between Tinker Knob & Donner Pass.

Trail To Mt. Whitney

Camping on Mount Whitney is not for the faint of heart, for it raises higher than any piece of land in the USA outside of Alaska.