Category Archives: wilderness

Smoky Mountain Sunset

In Tennesee, anybody can enjoy Great Smoky Mountain National Park at no cost.  There are no entrance fees and no parking fees.  Apparrently this was part of the deal when the land was acquired (from native American Indians).  And you … Continue reading

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Winter Boots

If your photography travels this winter will take you down a trail or up a mountain, here’s a short summary of winter footwear for both warmth and safety. Winter boots are also known as snow boots or pac boots. These … Continue reading

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Here is a very different type of image from Katahdin / Baxter State Park.     Both painted trillium and purple trillium are common in the northeast forests and both have a very small window of time during which they … Continue reading

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While Mt. Washington (New Hampshire) is the highest peak east of the Mississippi, the terrain of Mt. Katahdin (Maine) is clearly the most challenging “hiking” that I have ever seen (excluding technical “rock climbing”). Before hiking up to the Knife … Continue reading

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Backpacking and Photography

Carrying a lot of heavy camera equipment on an overnight hiking trip … is a little crazy. It’s just too much weight. For a three-day backpack trip, you might need to carry 35 to 40 pounds of food, clothes, and … Continue reading

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