I spent the Labor Day weekend exploring some new locations. It just so happened that the holiday weekend coincided with new moon...I settle on a remote area in New Mexico, known as the Ah-Shi-Sle-Pah Wilderness Study Area. This area is very remote and requires travel over miles of dirt roads, and dirt tracks. I did as much research as possible and had a pretty good idea of how to get where I was going. The challenge would be not only finding the trailheads to the various locations I wanted to visit, but also being able to find my way back to my vehicle in the dark.
As I was packing for my tour to Homer, Alaska to photograph eagles, I was a bit discouraged because the weather forecast was for rain and cold the whole week. Typical Alaska weather. I always tell my participants,” when going to Alaska prepare for rain every day and then if you get good weather it’s a bonus!” I didn’t think we were going to get a bonus, but fortunately I was wrong!