I am going for 4 days with my astronomy club but have reserved one day (it's a 5.5 almost 300 mile trip from Portland) to image the Alvoid Desert and Steens Mountain area. This will be my third trip to the area but I am still so excited. Landscape and wildlife images abound there. Will be taking our Crosstrek but staying in a wildlife refuge dormatory with cafeteria. This is one of the darkest places in the US and will be taking short exposure astro images as well as daytime stills. Taking only one G9 and the Oly9-18/75-300 to keep things very light as I have a bit of a walking disability and for the day time stuff will be on my own. Leaving Friday around 7 am, hopefully early enough to be on my way before the heavy morning commute starts.