Photographer:Graham Hiemstra + David Ryder
Camera:Contax T2
Film:Kodak Portra 400

Backpacking Mount Jefferson Wilderness, OR

2 days, 20 miles, 6 alpine lakes, and a single roll of film

With NOAA warning of the worst storm in six months and the region chocking on smoke resulting from the West's severe wildfire situation we set out with fully loaded packs from the Whitewater Trailhead, deep inside Central Oregon's Mount Jefferson Wilderness area. At around six miles each way—a couple of which happen to coincide with the Pacific Crest Trail—Jefferson Park is secluded but popular, with a handful of crystal clear alpine lakes peppering the area.

Our crew consisted of me, my father, his brother (my uncle) and my cousin/TF contributor David Ryder. In an effort to disconnect and keep pack weight down just a single point and shoot was shared between us.

As the forecast worsened the decision was made to pack out a day early. Nonetheless, we still clocked 20 miles by the time the retreat was complete. Not bad for two days work.

Redington Voyant Combo Fly Rod
Though Tenkara rods are all the rage right now, this four piece rod offers more range and response than most travel rods, providing anglers with a more true fly fishing experience
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Contax T2 35mm Film Camera
This legendary piece of '90s Japanese design is made of titanium, has autofocus, flash and a Carl Zeiss 2.8/38mm lens, fits in your back pocket, and can be operated with one hand. What else could you ask for?
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Mystery Ranch Glacier Pack
Ideal for a few days on the trail, this mid-sized backpack features Dana Gleason's legendary external support frame, the right amount of pockets and a detachable daypack lid that converts into a hip sack. The bombproof Glacier will be available in early 2016.
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Brooklyn-based writer, photographer and founder of The Field. Graham apologizes in advance for his many mispellings.
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