Night Shoot at Arch Rock
Los Angeles › Arch Rock Trailhead
Added by Juan Moreno
The thrill of hiking at night in this crazy landscapeAn astrophotographer's paradise for shooting the Milky WayThe abundance of stars and lack of light make this trail unbelievable
If you're setting up camp, be sure to check out White Tank Campground, which is home to one of the most epic rock formations. The Arch is located here. It's only about 1/2 round trip of walking to this spot. Geology Tour Road offers some flat wide open views of Joshua Trees in all directions. If you're up for it, Hall of Horrors has a whole new meaning at night. Its literally a hall between 2 giant rock formations. If you don't mind Wildlife, you may see some at night. Keep a sharp eye and watch where you step or place your hands. Watch out for snakes during warmer weather.
- Backpack or camera backpack
- LED headlamp
- Utility knife
- First aid kit
- Proper attire depending on time of year as it can be hot or really cold at night
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Camping, Chillin, Hiking, Photography
Spring, Autumn, Winter
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Visited for the full moon on February 22, 2016. Drive from Palm Springs was about one hour and fifteen minutes. If you want to get the best sunset shot through the arch I would recommend getting there early. The arch was already crowded with about six photographers with all their gear set up in the best locations. Got some great evening shots under the full moon.
Yes, this is a great spot, and easy to walk to even if you arrive after dark. Here's my night shot from here: http://gallery.tracinglight.com/featured/ha5d6606 The best way to do this is get a campsite at White Tank and spend the entire night. Then you can come back at sunrise and get a shot like this of the sun coming through the arch: http://gallery.tracinglight.com/featured/h2cda9ff8
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