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"We traveled to Death Valley for the super bloom and discovered the only open camping was backcountry. The park ranger recommended the foothills of the Panamint Mountain range, where several dirt roads led up into its canyons.

From Badwater Road, we turned on West Side Road, a gravel drive bisecting the vast salt flats. After a few miles, we turned right up Trail Canyon, a 4WD only dirt road that we only felt confident driving in a Jeep.

All this effort was worth it for the solitude of camping alone in a wide-open canyon and the endless views of the valley below when we packed up camp."

-Ryan Morgan @los.adventures

 
Gear List:

Tent - REI Camp Dome

Camera - Fujifilm X-E2

 

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.

Mt. Lassen Base Camp

A campspot nearly in the “shadows” of Mt. Lassen is the ideal resting point on a cold, full moon-lit night.

Slick Lake Playa

Clear nights complement the camping experience in the vast dry bed of Lake Playa.