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Red Rock Canyon State Park

Car camp weekend north of Mojave. Friday pm arrival to set up camp for early Sat hike in upper Van Hagen Canyon to Edward Weston Cliff and Tarweed Arch, 5 mi rt, 400’ gain. Late afternoon/sunset photo stroll to catch golden light/long shadows. Sunday morning hike Nightmare Gulch to the Magic City, 4 mi rt, 400’ gain. Anyone with light-painting/night sky photography experience is welcome to come and teach. FEE car-camping in the park (participants share cost); bring something to share for Sat happy hour.

Bring daypack for carrying extra water, portable breakfast/lunch each day; lug-soled footwear required for hiking slippery desert slopes. Small donation TBD on trip. You can reserve here but to be official you need to follow below directions and contact leader.

Send email to Ldr: BOB CATES (bob dot cates at att dot net). Asst: CAROLE SCURLOCK

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  • Joan S.

    You guys did real good in the photo department. Looks like you had perfect conditions.

    November 22, 2012

  • Bob C.

    Beautiful fall weekend; not too cold/not too hot/not too windy/not too rainy. Gorgeous scenery shared with excellent group of enthusiastic photographer/hikers. I hope they all had as good a time as I did.

    November 19, 2012

  • Ron

    Hey, Bob-
    Looking forward to this trip.
    Any concerns about the weather?
    Are we still on?

    November 15, 2012

  • Ron

    Got a spiffy little RV, and would like some company. Run a movie, listen to some tunes, sleep... whatever. Room for 4 or 5 congenial passengers with gear.
    Leaving West Valley Jan 2, Return Jan 5. Plenty of parking at my place.

    October 31, 2012

    • Bob C.

      Hi Ron. Dates are Nov. 16-18, not in January. Please review and revise. Bob C.

      November 1, 2012

  • Bob C.

    I scouted the road out to Nightmare Gulch on the way back from Bishop Oct. 13. It's in the best shape I've ever seen, but still best for higher clearance vehicles. We should be able to drive it without any problems.

    October 15, 2012

  • Robert G.

    Is this for total beginner photographers and completely out of shape beginner hikers?

    September 16, 2012

    • Joan S.

      HI Robert -

      September 16, 2012

    • Joan S.

      Let me try that again. Hi Robert. If you decide to go on this trip, please let me know if you want to carpool. I live not far from Culver City. Can carry a passenger or will ride along. BTW - that second shot (with the turban-looking formation) can almost be made from the roadside.

      September 16, 2012

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