Photo Essays

Visual stories of adventure told through film photography and firsthand experiences

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

Soaking in Summer's Final Rays on Saranac Lake, Upstate NY

17 Film Photos Capture Summer's Last Breath in Upstate New York

Canoe camping deep in the Adirondack Mountains on an idyllic lake dotted with tiny islands waiting to be explored

What It's Like to Drive 6000 Miles Across the West in Summer

18 Photos From a 6,000 Mile Road Trip Across the Wild West

Photographer Colton Jacobs reflects on a season unexpectedly spent on the road touring the West

A Long, Cold Winter in New Zealand

Photo Essay: A Long, Cold New Zealand Road Trip

One French couple's cold winter spent living the vanlife, documented on 35mm film

Backcountry Camping in Washington's Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Backcountry Camping in Washington's Iconic Alpine Lakes Wilderness

Exploring The Enchantments with friends and fly rod in tow, documented on 35mm film

Q&A: Photographer Julia Sumpter and Her Dog Portrait Series

Good Dogs in the Great Outdoors, a PNW Portrait Series

How one classically trained photojournalist is using dog portraiture to highlight the good in these dark times

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

Vintage Land Rovers & the Muddy Chef Challenge Take Vermont

Vintage Land Rovers & the Muddy Chef Challenge Take Vermont

11 of the very best off-road & overland-ready vintage rigs seen at the annual Land Rover gathering in Vermont

35mm Film Photos From Climbing Mount Shuksan, a PNW Icon

A Push to the Peak of a Pacific Northwest Classic, Captured on 35mm Film

Topping out on one of America's most classic peaks, inside Washington State's North Cascades National Park

Carefree Camping at Idaho's Pristine Upper Priest Lake

20 Film Photos Capture the Carefree Spirit of Summer in Idaho

A low key weekend getaway, artfully captured on B&W medium format film

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 First-Timer's Attempt at Packrafting Utah's Escalante River

A First-Timer's Attempt at Packrafting 40 Miles of Utah Whitewater

Adventure photographer Thomas Woodson documents his first time packrafting on one of the Southwest's most iconic waterways