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Hueco Tanks

Hueco Tanks Hueco TanksINFO: Hueco Tanks is an area of low mountains in Texas, USA. It is located in a high-altitude desert basin between the Franklin Mountains to the west and the Hueco Mountains to the east. Hueco Tanks State Historic Site is located approximately 32 miles (51 km) northeast of El Paso, Texas, accessible via El Paso’s Montana Avenue (U.S. Highway 180), marked by road signs.

YEAR: Summer 2006

STORY: This little park area was known for its many stories and it’s rich bird life, and was therefore on our visiting list for this summer. It was a really hot morning with a clear blue sky and perfect for our little trip. After breakfast we packed our car with my camera equipment, water and some good stuff from the local bakery, and our adventure began.  We had a tourist map with not so much details on, so we had some difficulties to find the way from the main road. We where under the impression that the distance was going to be wast, so we continued straight ahead in full speed until we saw nothing but desert land around us. A couple of militarise guarding the road to the desert land waved us aside, and asked where we where going. We said that we where looking for Hueco Tanks, and they laughed and said that we passed it miles ago, and that the way we where heading was leading straight into the desert. So we turned around, and strangely, it was much better marked coming from this direction, so we finally found it.

We where informed at the entrance of the park that before we where allowed to walk around in the park area we first had to watch a short video and obtain some instructions and rules. Considering that we had problems to find the place and then had to go through all the breefing and the video which took even more time, we ended up being ready to start our walk in the middle of the hot day, which wasn’t exactly how we had planned it. It wasn’t so many trees in the park to provide enough shade, therefore our time spent in the park was a bit shorter than previously planned.

EQUIPMENT:
• Camera: Canon EOS 20D

• Lens: Canon EF-S 17-85mm  F/4,0-5,6 IS USM

• Lens: Canon EF 100-400mm  F/4,5-5,6 L IS USM

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