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"Everything was set up perfectly. I picked the new moon & the right time of year to be clamoring around Death Valley's Eureka Dunes at 2am taking star photos.

All I needed to do was click my handy external timer/intervelometer & stroll 40 ft up the steep sand dune so that I could create this amazing selfie. The only problem was - I forgot my timer at the bottom of the dune. Of course I did.

The only way for me to be in this shot alongside my tent was to set my camera on it's 10 second timer & race up the dune that was so steep that I needed feet and hands to gain ground. After a 9.5 second scramble, the it's-a-long-exposure-so-I-have-to-freeze-for-15-seconds thing had to happen.

After 6 or 7 sweaty attempts, I finally nailed it."

-Bob @the3rdbobert

 
 
Gear List:

Tent - Marmot Limelight 3

Camera - Canon 5DMIII

Camp 4

Camp 4 in Yosemite National Park is a favorite for both new visitors and regular campers.

Sleepless Night on Mount Price

Garibaldi Provincial Park is home to camping on past volcanoes such as Mount Price.

Twin Lakes Night Sky

These campers learned a valuable lesson in the San Isabel National Forest: always have the camera ready due to Mother Nature’s unpredictability.