May 26 & 27, 2013
The many hues of Leslie Gulch comprise a palette that covers its formations in impressive fashion. Some people compare this area to Utah’s red rock country. Though it’s geological history is completely different I can understand the association, particularly from a photographic perspective.
It has been interesting to note that every image I’ve posted has been within sight of main road. Even if someone never wanted to leave their car, this would remain an impressive destination. That’s not to suggest that there aren’t good reasons to leave your car; there are hikes and access to the Owyhee River within easy walking distance of camp. There’s also one good reason to stay in your vehicle: rattlesnakes. At certain times of year this area is crawling with them. As we descended down into Leslie Gulch, I was imagining this as a terrific location for astrophotography but upon further reflection I’m not sure I would want to be tramping around in the dark at the time of year best suited for photographing the Milky Way. Rattlesnakes aren’t the only potential hazard either. There’s also this. At over a foot high, it is the largest ant hill I’ve ever seen. It could be the perfect follow up to the bee hive…
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