Humming by the creek

Early last Sunday morning I met my buddy Ken Peterson up near Table Mesa Road north of Phoenix. We’d had a crazy bit of cold weather move through and the snow level was supposed to be as low as it’s been in a few years.

I think we probably should have gone east of Phoenix into the Superstitions where the snow was a lot closer, but sometimes when you wake up before dark, you just can’t really be too sure!

Besides, I would have missed hanging out with Ken and this beast of a vehicle. I’d never been in a Hummer before so it was a rare treat to go barreling down dirt roads, splashing muddy water all over the windshield and making mincemeat of whatever terrain the desert could throw at us.

We hit this creek that eventually flows into Lake Pleasant. There were two half-submerged trucks in the water (see Ken’s photo here) which was mainly why we made some pretty awesome maneuvers to get down to this spot.

I’ll end up posting some shots of the trucks at some point, but I had so much fun in the Hummer that I wanted to process this for Ken. I can’t imagine ever going off-road without one of these bad boys (or some of the sick vehicles two of my buddies Jesse and John have).

(exif: canon 5d mark ii, tamron 17-35mm 2.8, 17mm, f/22, iso 100)

  • http://www.rav3nstudios.com Chris Nitz

    HOLY COW, someone got mud on their H2?!?! Sorry, the Wrangler lover in me couldn’t resist 😉 Really digging the shot man. This make me miss 4wheeling in the North Georgia mountains. Thanks for triggering the memories with such a fun shot!

  • Mike

    Hahahah, yeah man, it’s rare to see people using their Hummers as God intended, but Ken sure does. The guy was a BEAST driving down into this place. I was definitely nervous a few times 🙂

  • http://www.ScottFrederickPhotoBlog.com Scott Frederick

    That’s how hardcore landscape photogs get er’ done! 🙂 Should use this image as a hummer ad!

  • Case

    Pitty they use so much gas…but defenitly a claas A off roader, or chase mobile!

  • http://scottwyden.com Scott

    Gotta love a dirty truck! Nice shot MIke!

  • http://chriskenison.com Chris Kenison

    Great shot, Mike!

  • http://heathofee.com Heath O’Fee

    Very cool shot, man. Would love to get out and do something like that.

  • http://www.stevebeal.com Steve Beal

    Great shot Mike – your bud’s shot of the 2 trucks is really cool too, psyched to see your brackets!

  • http://davewares.wordpress.com Dave

    Top shot Mike. Love the reflections on the side of the vehicle.