I had plans for this week, but they got canceled so I decided to do some camping instead. Even though there was a little rain in the forecast, I wanted to head out to Palomar Mountain and camp somewhere. I tried the Observatory Campground, that is my usual go to place on Palomar, its cheap, nice and comfy, but it was closed for the season. I headed down to Oak Knoll to check it out. I don't think I have ever driven through there in the years I have been shooting on Palomar.
As far as tent camping goes, they were empty. There were a few RV's and trailer. There was also Victor in his small trailer with his birds. I paid the $30 for two people to camp one night, kinda pricey, but they have electricity and WiFi, so why not. The only problem is that it's $5 each person after 2. That racks up quick and we could have camped at Lake Henshaw for cheaper. We barely used the electricity to charge our phones and my cameras and I never tried the WiFi. I have yet to be at either campground during a packed night, but I know I wouldn't want to be at Oak Knoll if they are packed. The sites are pretty much on top of each other.
I set up my free tent and got all situated. Now begins the waiting game. I always seem to be the first one of any group I camp with to get to the camp. So I always end up waiting. I decided to head up to Palomar and take some timelapse stuff. I used the TriggerTrap app on my phone to shoot a timelapse with my 1DIII, which took my only distraction device away. After I got too bored I grabbed my gear and headed back down the mountain to meet up with the group.
The rest of the weekend was a pretty normal weekend except the commute was super short and my alarm clock was motorcycles. I really enjoyed the campsite and will probably stay there again some time.
Check out some photos and video from the weekend.
(Note: Video will come later... My laptop took a dive on me and doesn't want to cooperate.)