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Smog

Smog

The one problem with the San Joaquin Valley is that is a giant dumpster for all of northern California's smog.


Binoculars

Binoculars

Several optics waiting to be evaluated. Luckily there was an abundance of elk, deer and hogs to spot at the ranch.


Bill McRae

Bill McRae

Bill McRae explains to writer Andrew McKean how Nikon's digiscope feature works.


Testing Spotting Scopes

Testing Spotting Scopes

Our guide, Ron, takes a peek through one of the spotting scopes being tested.


Tehachapi Mountains

Tehachapi Mountains

The range on the ranch feeds into the southern Sierra Nevada mountains.


Home Sweet Home

Home Sweet Home

A cabin on the Tejon Ranch, which sits 3,500 feet above sea level and the valley floor below. This is one of the clearer views, most mornings we woke up to a thick cloud of smog.


Gnarly Trees

Gnarly Trees

The 250,000-plus acres of the ranch were covered in some of the most unique-looking trees any of us had ever seen.


Low-Light Test

Low-Light Test

Testing to see which rifle scope lasts the longest after sunset. The 30-knot wind made things a little tricky (and cold).