For those who don't know, the Salar De Uyuni is the world's biggest salt desert and covers 10,000 square-kilometers. During the rainy season it reflects the sky like a huge mirror, giving some pretty cool out-of-this-world images :)
Well, I might pass there during the rainiest month (average 239mm of rain) and temperatures will be around 5 - 15C, so not freezing but cold. My cameras and most lenses are weather-sealed but I am worried about my tripod and me!
How can I take care of the tripod before, while there planted in a few inches of very salty water and after?
What would be best footwear? Maybe besides industrial rubber rain-boots I guess... I neither own any nor think there are convenient to carry in such remote places. I'll be limited to one backpack and camera bag which are expected to be very full already.
For the footwear, do the day-trip companies there usually provide boots? Or do they keep your shoes in the vehicle while photographers go barefoot?
There is apparently a solution for this which costs more than getting there! Gitzo makes an anti-corrosion version of their ocean traveler tripod. While the latter is only $840 USD, the former costs a whopping $1700 USD or a few hundreds short of a full-frame DSLR.