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Photo-hike: Exploring Secluded Hollows

Let this be an experience of discovery. Embrace the vagueness of this description and ready yourself for an adventure somewhere unknown. 

Vague itinerary: 

4:30-4:40 Meet at Target for carpool. If you do not arrive by 4:40, we will have to leave without you.

4:40-6:00 Travel to first hollow

6:00-6:25 Hike up to rim of the first hollow for sunrise 

6:25-7:00 Make photographs at sunrise

7:00-8:30 Make photographs in the gorge of the hollow

8:30-9:00 Travel to the second hollow

9:00-11:00 Explore and photograph the second hollow

11:00-12:00 Lunch (back at car)

12:00-3:00 We'll spend the rest of the day exploring one or two more hollows

Transportation Fee: 

I've included a $5.00 fee for transportation. This amount covers the cost of gas, both ways, split between 4 people.


I would suggest you eat breakfast before we leave. Pack a hearty lunch and bring a couple snacks or protein bars to keep in your camera bag. 

What to bring:

• Camera and lens (see gear notice below)  

• Tripod

• Cable release/remote timer (optional)

• Flashlight or headlamp (for sunrise)

• Shoes with grip (consider Yaktraxs

• Dress appropriately for the weather. Wear boots (preferably waterproof ones)

• PACK A LUNCH, snacks, and plenty of water

Gear Notice: This trip will involve around 9 hours of on/off trail hiking. Please keep this in mind when choosing what gear to bring, as you will have to carry everything with you. YOU CANNOT LEAVE YOUR GEAR IN THE CAR!!


Please come prepared to hike off trail. At times we may be near cliffs and/or steep hills. Remember, your safety is your responsibility while we are out hiking. 

Let me know if you have any questions (but don't ask where we are going). I'm really looking forward to this trip!


Note: This is not an instructional photo-walk. Our goal is to make photographs together, not to teach photography. Questions are fine and learning from one another is important, lets just make sure we direct our focus on making images.

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  • Tamara

    I enjoyed the camaraderie and everyone was so willing to share tips and answer questions. I'm glad I didn't back out, otherwise I wouldn't have met some of the most friendliest people!! Thanks for the adventure...., looking forward to the next one!

    1 · April 24, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yeah, what Rob said! Gorgeous day, gotta love the area we shot/hiked in. Some challenging hiking at times, but hey, that's part of being a photographer. Great to meet and spend the day with some new folks (including four who came down from MI) as well as some familiar faces. Thanks Ua & Rob for putting this together!! Well done.

    3 · April 19, 2014

  • Rob S.

    Excellent Day. Great to see old friends and make new friends.

    2 · April 19, 2014

  • Ua C.

    PACK A LUNCH BEFORE BED (because we both know you won't want to tomorrow morning)! :p

    April 18, 2014

  • Rob S.

    ma chet e (me shet'e) - Spanish, n. a large, heavy knife, used in Latin America as a tool for cutting brush.

    April 18, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      are you saying we should bring if we have one? :0)

      1 · April 18, 2014

    • Ua C.

      Ha, you're funny Rob. No machetes needed where we are going!

      1 · April 18, 2014

  • Mark W.

    last minute change of plans so I am not able to join in the fun on Saturday :(
    but at least this opens up a slot for Edward Salo! :)

    April 17, 2014

  • Rob S.

    Day Apr 19
    High 63 F
    Chance of Rain:0%Wind: N at 7 mph Humidity:64%
    UV Index:7 - HighSunrise: 6:48 am Moonset: 10:06 am
    Will be a Beautiful Day!

    1 · April 16, 2014

  • Ua C.

    I visited the hollows on Saturday and with all the recent rain the waterfalls have a great flow rate. The trails are wet and muddy, so be sure to wear waterproof footwear. Get ready, get excited, see you Saturday!

    April 16, 2014

  • Rob S.

    I was at World of Used Photography....
    two weeks ago. They have a nice selection of camera bags/backpacks.

    April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Yeah, another option is to convert an existing backback to a temporary camera bag by purchasing a camers insert like these on Amazon:­

      1 · April 7, 2014

    • A former member
      A former member

      Oops, premature submission. ;o) ... I find I'm able to use my comfy backpack and carry additional items with me other than camera gear. Just a thought.

      April 7, 2014

  • Ua C.

    Hey everyone! Be sure to think about how comfortable your camera bag is to hike with. You make consider getting a backpack for our gear. You can get them for cheap, or for a pretty penny.

    April 7, 2014

  • Douglas A.

    I'm also going to cancel. Surprise visit from the in laws that day. Have fun.

    April 6, 2014

  • Rob S.

    Ua, I can drive and have 3 riders.

    1 · March 25, 2014

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