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"I only had one night at Crater Lake and was hoping to find the iconic gnarled bristlecone pine tree which overlooks the lake that I've seen in so many photos, but after about an hour of climbing up the ridge looking for it and not finding it, I knew I couldn't go further to find it and then make the trek again with 50+lbs of camera and camping gear.
So I settled for a spot that was still a good distance up the ridge to set up camp for the night. It was cold and windy, so after I got the cameras started on a couple of timelapses, I went back into the tent and slept for several hours until I woke up to a beautiful sunrise over the lake."
-Shane Black @shanemichaelblack
Tent - Nemo Losi 3P
Camera - Canon 5D
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.
With restrictions to random backcountry camping only, the Ghost River Wilderness Area is an outdoor immersion through rolling tundra, boulder fields, and high alpine lakes.
It’s a slight bummer when the reverse gear of your 1975 VW Bus craps out while parked near a steep drop-off, but at least you can still camp out in it while waiting for the overall situation to improve.