We had a wonderful but tiring day in the woods yesterday. Backpacking in this type of terrain isn’t always easy. In fact, it can be downright difficult. More like an obstacle course. The woods are mired with big roots just waiting to trip you up if you happen to stop looking where you’re going.
These are snapshots taken with our i-phones to give you an idea. I’m not tall, but you can see that tree is just huge with amazing root structure.
We usually start out on the hiking trail to get into the woods and then veer off into the uncharted territory where we find some of our more unusual material. There’s always the threat of wild hogs crossing your path. They are not to be messed with, especially if they have young. Snakes are another threat. Even at this time of the year they can be hiding underneath palmetto bushes, under fallen trees and other lovely hidey holes. Add to that the fact that our backpacks weigh 25 lbs (11.34 kg) and 35 lbs (15.87 kg) respectively. We also carry our tripods, water and food.
Here’s where the going gets easier as we get back on the trail heading towards the car.
We’re going to rest up today. Marks is heading to the darkroom to develop the film we took with the Mamiya C330 and the Yashica Mat 124G.
Tomorrow we’re heading back to the woods.
Have a nice rest of the weekend (except for those of you “down under” as you’re already into Monday).
We will catch up with you soon.