Expedition: Milky Way and Waterfalls

  • August 5, 2013 · 7:00 PM
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NOTE: This is a WEEKNIGHT event (Monday)


Cascade of Stars [C_049409+12]


We will capture the glorious Milky Way as stands above a little known, but very pretty waterfall in the Sierra Mountain range - complete with peculiarly peaked mountain summits in the background.


Some Hiking Required

This event requires hiking over a fairly level trail for a round trip distance of approximately 2 miles.

This location is about a 4 hour drive from the San Francisco Bay Area. We will end shooting at around 11:00 PM.  I will only reveal the exact location to yes RSVPs and there is no refund, but it is not too far from Yosemite National Park.


The Needful

  • Camera, tripod, batteries, memory card.
  • Wide angle or ultra wide angle lens
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks
  • Sturdy hiking shoes
  • Layers of clothing


A Liability Waiver is required.


Included is a Photography Manipulation Webinar to help you get the best out of your shot(s).


NOTE: The time shown above is the time the event starts AT the location. Don't forget to allow for travel time.

Sunset is at 8:00 PM

Event ends at 11:30 PM


I regret being cloak and dagger about the exact location, but in the past others have taken advantage of my planning and shown up.  Please trust me that weather permitting, your photo will definitely be a "Keeper".

There are no refunds offered unless the Field Event is cancelled or rescheduled.

Note the cost is per photographer. A non-photographer or significant other may attend at no additional charge.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    When is the next trip? I can't wait.

    August 14, 2013

    • Steven C.

      It's tricky to get the Milky Way to align over the waterfall. Many week-end nights are prohibited by the phase and brightness of the moon. Many more nights fail because of the position of the Milky Way in the sky after Astronomical Twilight. As of August 10th once it is dark enough to photograph the Milky Way is too far to the west. Last weekend was the final opportunity this year.

      August 14, 2013

  • Renee

    Great location and lots of fun

    1 · August 6, 2013

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