This past weekend, Cory and I headed up to visit my sister and brother-in-law. We were going to enjoy the beautiful weather and go big horn sheep watching at Little Angel, outside of Fallon, Nevada. We brought the big gun lens, our 300mm, and our 2.0 tele-converter so that we could get closer pictures if we came across sheep.
To give you an idea of what our lens can do, the bottom photo is using a wider lens, but the top is using the 300mm w/o the tele-converter of the same area, standing from the same place. What you are looking at is what they call ‘Little Angel’.
I took pictures of Cory, Val, and Rob in action as they scanned the mountains for sheep.
Sophie came along too. The top photo is actually taken while I was in the truck, sitting behind the driver’s seat, aimed at the passenger side mirror, using the 300 mm lens while we were moving. It’s a bit shaky but I still loved it of Sophie hanging her head out the window so I kept it.
This mountain range is what they call ‘Chalk Mountain’ due to it being so much whiter than the other ranges in the area.
It was tough to get Sophie in action using the 300mm lens, but this is my favorite!
We drove over to the base of Little Angel, and packed up the camera into its back-pack bag and started hiking. The mountain side was so beautiful and the sky was so blue.
We got to a point where the hiking became rock climbing and at this particular point, Rob went ahead to see how steep it would continue to be. Sophie went nuts trying to go after Rob. She tried twice but couldn’t make the climb.
We had to hold onto Sophie to try and calm her down and Cory snapped this picture of me and my sissy Val.
Check out the huge camera lens bag on my back. Let me say that the added 20-25 pounds on my back was a bit hard to climb with as it kept tugging me backwards due to the weight. Good thing there is a handle right on top of the bag, cause Rob would just grab the handle and lift me up!
After Rob came back down, after hollering at us to go back the way we came, we stopped for a short break at the man made Little Angel Guzzler. It’s made to keep water flowing for the wild animals in the area.
This was something we all very much enjoyed. It was a new experience, and I just love being outdoors.
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