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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

Ready For Dawn

Catching the best morning waves near Fort Pierce means securing a beach campspot late the night before.

Mountains Above Santa Barbara

Great camp spots can be anywhere, even in full view of civilization. Blake sent us this photo of his setup looking over Santa Barbara and we hope his lady-friend was as psyched about it as we are.

Lights, Camera, Action

Sometimes, traces of civilization can become impressive scenery out in the distance from an exposed camp spot.