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Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 19 2018
Yoder
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,841 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles
1,841 ft AEG25 LBS Pack
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So I got the bright Idea of getting star trails with Weavers Needle in the foreground. I figured Fremont Saddle would be the perfect place for this. I also figured it would be a great time to get some nice Milky Way photos. I Grabbed two cameras, and a couple of tripods and headed out Saturday evening. I arrived at Peralta trailhead at about 6pm and started hiking to the saddle. Arrived just in time for some nice twilight photos. and started to scout about. I found a good location, setup my first tripod, and waited for the night. When it was dark enough, I started the time lapse. Camera was at 3200ISO, F4.0, 15 second exposures, with a 15 second interval (1 photo every 30 seconds).

As the timelapse was going, I grabbed my other camera and tripod and got setup for taking some Milky Way photos. Can't do that until the moon sets since it washes out the Milky Way. About 11pm the moon had set, and I started getting the Milky Way photos.

About 2am I decided to call it a night an hike back. I have night hiked a number of times, but always close to a full moon. Incredibly, the moon is so bright when it is close to full that you really don't need a headlamp for hiking. Well, no moon now, and I had never tried hiking by starlight (even with a headlamp). It was a jarring experience :scared: I would NOT recommend doing this. But I did eventually make it back (3:30 am back at the trailhead) with only once getting off track (thank you GPS!).

I'm very happy with the pictures, but don't think I will do such a hazardous hike again in pitch darkness.
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