Camping Trip at Chilao Campground
On July 8th, 2012, I decided to take a quick, one-night trip to the Chilao Campground deep in the San Gabriel Mountains. I wanted to see if it might be a decent area for astrophotography. Here are some photos from that quick one-nighter.
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Verdict? The skies are darker than they are from most southern Californian's back yards, but still not dark enough for serious astrophotography, especially to the south. That said, it makes for a nice, local camping trip with beautiful vistas. Fire damage (2009 Station Fire) is evident throughout the site but there are still plenty of trees, shrubs, and fresh air to make you feel like you're much further from home than you actually are.