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Andrew M. Upchurch

Andrew Upchurch is a film photographer living and working in Yosemite National Park as a hiking guide for the Yosemite Mountaineering School.
A Local’s Guide to Trad Climbing in Yosemite National Park
Trad Climbing in Yosemite National Park, Explained on 35mm Film

A rundown of cams, nuts, anchors, leaders, and more in the context of climbing Central Pillar of Frenzy, a Middle Cathedral Rock classic

Mile High Camping in Yosemite National Park
Mile High Camping at Taft Point in Yosemite National Park

A night of rare solitude atop iconic granite in the heart of the park and height of a no-show winter season

Exploring Yosemite's Iconic Backcountry Ski Hut
Exploring Yosemite's Historic Backcountry Ski Hut

A last minute 10-mile ski tour to Ostrander Lake, deep in Yosemite National Park

Local's Beta on Climbing Super Slide, a Yosemite Classic
16 Film Photos From Climbing Super Slide, a Yosemite Big Wall Classic

Celebrating Rocktober with expired film and a perfect send on well loved Royal Arches Area route

Camping & Hiking in Denali National Park & Chena Hot Springs
20 Film Photos Offer a Local's View Into Denali National Park

Basking in the brilliant colors and natural terrain that only autumn in Alaska can offer

Lessons Learned From a Case of PCT Cheryl Strayed Syndrome
Lessons Learned by an Unprepared First-Timer on the PCT

A local Yosemite photographer helps out a fellow lost and unprepared hiker deep in Yosemite National Park

A Solo Road Trip Through the Eastern Sierra, on 35mm Film
A Solo Road Trip Through the Eastern Sierra, on 35mm Film

Documenting the best car camping route from Yosemite National Park to Mammoth Lakes, California

A Local's Guide to Hiking to Yosemite's Iconic Diving Board
A Local's Guide to Hiking to Yosemite's Iconic Diving Board

Retracing the steps of Ansel Adams for a night of cowboy camping on the shoulder of Half Dome

A Local's Guide to Backpacking Yosemite's Eagle Peak Trail
Backpacking to Eagle Peak, John Muir's Favorite Yosemite Viewpoint

Braving bright sun and a lingering snowpack for unrivaled views and a night under the stars in America's most iconic national park

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