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Off to the Racetrack - The Racetrack, Death Valley National Park, California

Off to the Racetrack


Another early morning adventure to Death Valley. This time it is to meet the San Jose boys, Jave and James. These guys are so cool!!!! Instant friendship I developed with these guys, and from here on out it was on and cracking.


After a nice 430 am hike into the desert to shoot Mesquite Sand dunes, we get back to the hotel for a nice breakfast. We had some 6 hours to kill before we leave out to the Racetrack. Man did we have a blast!! 4 1/2 hours of straight laughter, and clowning around. We sat and looked at everyone's photostreams, and were having a field day commenting and viewing everyone's images! I tell you, time flies by when you are having fun. Man......those guys are crazy!


We make our LONG journey out to the Racetrack, and I mean long. It's a 2 and a half hour drive, which 2 hours of it is washboard road, I'm talking constant head and body massage! Here's where the story gets fun. Not getting into the full details and a long story, we walked the entire length of the Racetrack!!!! Insane........if any of you guys run into Javier or James, ask them about the story. Trust me, it is a good one.


As the sun sets, the sky starts to explode like you wouldn't believe! Damn.......the colors that were jumping off this evening was just classic!!! When you guys see Javier and James images of this sunset, you will be amazed!


After an epic sunset, we are so pumped up and happy that we had the chance to witness such a magical scene, we make our walk back to the truck, and realized that we had a flat tire! Damn! We are out in the middle of no where with a flat tire! Usually I would be pissed off in this situation, but I'm so high off the sunset, it didn't even matter that the tire was flat. This is one of those situations were the other problems that we had didn't matter, as long as we got our shots in, and we were able to capture such a beautiful scene, the flat tire was just a flat tire.


Thanks Jave and James for inviting me on this DV trip. You gave me some good stories to share in the future. Thanks guys.


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Taken on May 1, 2010