Photo Essays

Visual stories of adventure told through film photography and firsthand experiences

A Solo Guide to Fall in the Adirondack High Peaks Region

A Photographer's Guide to Fall in the Adirondack High Peaks Region

Vivid autumn landscapes, tips on the best spots for photographing, and what to bring when exploring this legendary New York area

11 Surreal Reflection Photos of Yosemite's Most Iconic Landmarks

11 Surreal Reflection Photos of Yosemite's Most Iconic Natural Landmarks

Stunning film photography turns the placid Merced River into a mirror, capturing El Cap & Half Dome with dreamlike double vision

A Hiker's Guide to Beehive Lakes, a Treasured North Idaho Trail

North Idaho's Worst Kept Secret Needs to Be on Your To-Hike List

Trip tips, gear essentials, and 10 do's & don'ts for backpacking in Idaho's legendary Selkirk Mountains

A Backpacker's Guide to the Little Five & Big Five Lakes Loop

A First Timer's Guide to Backpacking One of California's Most Epic Trails

Trip report, gear essentials, and do's and don'ts for hiking this lightly traveled yet tough Eastern Sierra trail

A Backpacker's Guide to Eastern Oregon's Elkhorn Crest Trail

A Backpacker's Guide to Eastern Oregon's Remote Elkhorn Crest Trail

6 hours east of Portland exists an alpine paradise of rugged mountains, pristine lakes, and unpredictable weather

A Hard-Earned Guide to Hiking California's Lost Coast Trail

A Hiker's Guide to Northern California's Legendary Lost Coast Trail

Dreamy film photography, gear essentials, and do's & don'ts for backpacking one of the West Coast's most classic trails

A Guide to Backpacking Colorado's Legendary Four Pass Loop

A Local's Guide to Backpacking Colorado's Iconic Four Pass Loop

Film photography, gear essentials, and do's & don'ts for managing crowds and finding solitude on Aspen’s most legendary backcountry trail

A Field Guide to Overnight Adventure in Ansel Adams Wilderness

A Beginner's Guide to Backpacking California's Iconic Ansel Adams Wilderness

Essential gear, dos & don'ts, and film photography from one of California's most stunning, yet overlooked, landscapes

Backcountry Camping in Great Sand Dunes National Park, Colorado

Backcountry Camping Among 700-Foot-Tall Dunes In Colorado's Inland Sea of Sand

Medium format film photography from an overnight stay among one of North America's most mind-boggling natural landscapes

Diving in Bonaire, Home to the World's Oldest Marine Reserve

B&W Underwater Film Photography From the World's Oldest Marine Reserve

Gritty 35mm photos capture the feeling of being 80 feet below the surface among a well preserved jewel of the Dutch Caribbean

Q&A: Indigenous Film Photographer Judianne Thomson

Indigenous Photog Judianne Thomson on Instagram Tourism & Nudes in Nature

The outspoken artist on shooting nudes, how to explore without a colonialist mentality, and the ongoing fight against social media creeps

High Sierra Road Tripping & John Muir Wilderness Backpacking

13 Photos Prove John Muir Wilderness Is a Backpacker's Dream

A 4th of July escape from Yosemite crowds deep in the high alpine lake lands of Sierra & Inyo National Forests

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