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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

South Sister Summit

Another incredible shot of the Milky Way taken from a camp spot within the Oregon Cascades.

Night in Joshua Tree

We’re not always fond of the rusty-metal fire rings found at established camp spots, but this long-expsoure photo captures the campfire in a dreamlike state.

Lodgepole

Dark sky views at Lodgepole Campground is one of the reasons why it’s such a popular campspot in Sequoia National Park.