Category Archives: Places
Some places I have been or plan on going
Quake Lake in south west Montana was formed in 1959 after an earthquake dislodged an estimated 80 million tons of rock and debris that blocked the river and formed a lake. 28 people were buried under 300 feet of dirt as the slide took out part of an occupied camp ground. Now the lake has a skeletal forest poking up through the middle of it. The lake felt both awesome and daunting at the same time.
Spent a weekend down in the Gravelly range of mountains in south western Montana. There was no real plan, but after checking a map we found a remote lake with some dubious trail marked in about half way. After getting lost in the woods on friday night in the trusty Tundra, we ventured south and eventually found our trail head. Pretty rad mix of trail and bush whacking. All in all a pretty fun little mission!
Took in a wee 7 mile dirt road side trip to check out Castle Town, an old lead and silver mining town that finally fell apart after the market bottomed out on those commodities. The town or whats left of it is actually in pretty good shape. The houses that stand are relatively well preserved and show great construction details, definite home ownership pride. Great to look around, well worth checking out if your in the area.
The Northern California Coast is has a great mix of remote and wild beaches perfect for exploration or just relaxation. Another plus side of being on the left coast (west coast) is that the sun sets over the ocean making for some fantastic shooting opportunities.
Taken at Russian Gulch, just north of Jenner, California, with a Sony A7II, Sony 24-70mm f/4 using (on some shots) a 8 stop ND and 3 hard stop grad filter.