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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.
Camera - Canon 6D
These campers learned a valuable lesson in the San Isabel National Forest: always have the camera ready due to Mother Nature’s unpredictability.
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.
The Kern River flows through the Sierra Nevada mountains and affords a wealth of camping opportunities ranging from developed campgrounds to backcountry dispersed camp spots.