I have an insatiable itch to travel and explore. We often travel to the Southern California deserts. For me there is nothing better than doing this together with family and friends. Most of the photos I post are from our trips.
I prefer remote places, where four wheel drive is often needed. We'll camp in places far from any people or campgrounds. We always stop along the way to and from our destination to see interesting things. We'll avoid the Interstate highways when possible.
Trip preparation envolves reading local history and searching USGS (and other) maps for interesting and forgotten places to visit.
Photography started as a hobby when I was around 13 years old when I got my first 35mm SLR.