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  1. Thanks Bret! My dad and I met you and your wife...

    Thanks Bret! My dad and I met you and your wife and son in your gallery last fall after we had photographed Canyonlands. You guys were having a serious heatwave and we were camping in near 105*...
  2. Thanks for the feedback guys! Ive definitely...

    Thanks for the feedback guys! Ive definitely done my share of propping up the camera with rocks, wallet, bottle caps, etc. Even to go as far as using rocks to prop it up inches above a flowing...
  3. Ive seen those Mefoto models, and they look...

    Ive seen those Mefoto models, and they look pretty small and light. How sturdy are they with a full size camera and lens on it? They seem decently priced too, are they capable of holding a D7000...
  4. What tripod do you travel/hike with?

    Im looking for a small and light tripod to camp/hike with. I have a big Manfrotto model that is really nice, but weighs a TON, and just isn't realistic for long hikes. Its fine for car based trips,...
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    Photo blog

    I posted this in backcountry adventures because I report on my adventures, but thought I may cross post it here for those that are interested in the photos and don't venture into the other forums...
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    My adventure/photo blog

    I hope this is the right place to post this, feel free to move if it's not.

    Late last year I started a blog for myself, mostly as a personal way for me to catalog my journeys and know where/when...
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    I may have mentioned this when you came over, but...

    I may have mentioned this when you came over, but something simple my wife and I did when we camped in our setup was to cut out some screens for the windows. We just used the roll of screen you get...
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    Very nice! Glad to see that you were able to...

    Very nice! Glad to see that you were able to take a few things from my experience and refine the concept. Looks like a very stout platform that should suit you well.

    I cant recommend a...
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    Also interested, can have cash ASAP if its...

    Also interested, can have cash ASAP if its available.
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    As most others have already said, your needs are...

    As most others have already said, your needs are specific to your wants and your families priorities. That said, ill share my list for my 04 that ive been working on for the past year. First up was...
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    BINGO! My last Coleman camper cost $700 with...

    BINGO!

    My last Coleman camper cost $700 with great canvas and decent cabinets. I flipped the axle, recovered all the mattresses and cushions, put a new piece of indoor outdoor carpet in, beefed...
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    That was my thought. I definitely lean towards...

    That was my thought. I definitely lean towards the popup, but wanted the expo community to chime in with their thoughts before pulling the trigger. Here was my rough cost analysis for parts in my...
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    Exactly. Dont get me wrong, those are sweet...

    Exactly. Dont get me wrong, those are sweet setups and are more offroad capable, im sure, but for us weekend warriors looking to get out for a few nights and want a decent setup at a reasonable cost,...
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    Why aren't popup's more popular?

    Title pretty much says it all, why aren't small popups more popular? Im in the process of looking for an older Coleman popup and doing some work to make it a nice camping trailer. I dont do long...
  15. Lucky to see Moab with that many clouds, it makes...

    Lucky to see Moab with that many clouds, it makes photos so much more exciting, and yours are no exception. Very cool editing, gives the trip a very mysterious, ominous feel. Great report!
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    Incredible photos, thanks for sharing.

    Incredible photos, thanks for sharing.
  17. Great video and photos. Im amazed at your...

    Great video and photos. Im amazed at your ability to put together such a well made video, the shots were awesome. I hope to do something similar with my D7000 and GoPro someday.
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    I built a sleeping platform in the back of my 4th...

    I built a sleeping platform in the back of my 4th gen for my wife and I to travel through SW CO for a week and it worked well, although I did make mine a bit tall so we felt a little cramped when...
  19. Very cool report and pics, sounds like a lot of...

    Very cool report and pics, sounds like a lot of great memories were made!
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    Looks like fun was had by all, thats what its all...

    Looks like fun was had by all, thats what its all about!
  21. Great pics so far! I was just out there a few...

    Great pics so far! I was just out there a few weeks ago with my Dad, showing off all the great spots I like to visit. Arches, Canyonlands, Longs canyon, Shafer trail were among our favorites!
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    Looks awesome! My wife and I did a SW CO trip...

    Looks awesome! My wife and I did a SW CO trip this summer and spent a few days in Telluride, so a few of those pics look familiar. Beautiful area, Im lucky to have it within a few hours of me, I...
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    Id second the Lowepro Slingshot 200 or 202 idea. ...

    Id second the Lowepro Slingshot 200 or 202 idea. I have the 200 (which is just olde than the 202 and without a few features) and really like it, very well thought out bag. Lowepro nailed it with...
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    Definitely got me with that one...

    Definitely got me with that one...
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    Thanks for the link, im in the market for a new...

    Thanks for the link, im in the market for a new bag and wanted to see what the folks on expo used. Im leaning towards a decent size backpack that can sit in the backseat and flip open as needed...
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