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75 degrees in February. The Hill Country Route. by Justin Hospie

Meeting at the intersection of CR 310 & HWY 71, five members of a local enthusiasts group [Texas Overland] met out in Llano, Tx for part one of an outdoor adventure. For those not familiar with the term "Overlanding" allow me to google search, and copy & paste from Wikipedia for you.  

Overlanding is self-reliant overland travel to remote destinations where the journey is the principal goal. Typically, but not exclusively, it is accomplished with mechanized off-road capable transport (from bicycles to trucks) where the principal form of lodging is camping, often lasting for extended lengths of time (months to years) and spanning international boundaries.
— http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overlanding
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We followed a previously mapped trail of dirt and hardly paved roads, while enjoying the near-80 degree temps (plus or minus a face full of dust if your windows were down). Part two of the day for those who planned it was to camp out at the trail friendly Turkey Bend Recreational Area.

Part of the journey was to take in the sights of, and merely enjoy the land less frequently traveled...

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Moving right along... 

It is a fun/scenic drive, and in total the entire route encompasses some 100+ miles of unpaved, winding alternatives to interstates. We only drove the first section of the route but I look forward to returning again soon with camping gear and intentions of heading even further out!

                                      and then there was this...

 Splish splash Zeus is taking a bath!

Splish splash Zeus is taking a bath!

For the full gallery of images from the trip, please see my facebook gallery of images below.  Your comments are always welcome!

Facebook.com/OpenMindImagery [opens in new window].

2014 Q4 Recap. Make more moves, make less announcements. by Justin Hospie


November - A CORNUCOPIA OF PHOTOGRAPHY

F1 Weekend at the W

An automotive marketing shoot for Fly Rides

Surprise company photo for our teams working the holidays

Show & Tell Magazine Launch with musical guest Magna Carda.

Austin Maternity Photoshoot followed up by a Family Holiday Portrait shoot


This is why you look both ways crossing an intersection, kids.

 #ThenThisHappened

#ThenThisHappened

As I was heading home a careless driver ran a red light , t-boning my truck, causing it to slide and ultimately flip over,coming to rest on the driver's side.


Dec 2014 - Portraits & Parties

After my accident, which I was fortunate to walk away from with only minor bruising, next was my birthday 4 days later,  a shoot that weekend to capture the beautiful Patel family at home, my Son's first birthday, a trip to Michigan, and a 1200 mile road trip from Charlotte, NC to Austin in my replacement ride to wrap up the year.


 

That brings the grand total to...

42,375 photos another 6,482 (and counting) on my iPhone. 2015 is here and just getting started, with an adventure trip to West Texas, and the 2015 SXSW Music Festival coming up, its time to start thinking..."when we look back, how will we remember that?".  I hope to work with you soon!

 #NEVERBORED