Posts Tagged ‘backpacking’

Camera Bags Part 2: Think Tank SpeedRacer for Travel and Everyday Shooting

Think Tank SpeedRacer with camera gear for travel photography

The Think Tank SpeedRacer is my favorite camera bag at the moment.  My basic SLR camera kit calls this bag home probably 90% of the time.  The SpeedRacer is my go-to camera bag for travel, hiking, short backpacking trips and shooting around town. What sold me on this bag is that it has both a […]


Cover Photo: The Best in Tent Camping – Washington

Cover of The Best in Tent Camping - Washington, by Menasha Ridge Press

This photo of my wife, Sheila, backpacking in Washington State’s North Cascade mountains is being used on the cover of The Best in Tent Camping:  Washington (2nd ed.), by Menasha Ridge Press. I made this photo in the early morning as we camped above 14 Goat Lake, on the north side of Mount Baker, along […]


8-Day Backcountry Photo Journey on the Bailey Range Traverse

Mountain Goat in Bailey Range, Olympic National Park

Us mountaineers laugh about the rigors of hauling “65 pounds of ultra-light-weight climbing gear” through the mountains.  Sure, each piece of equipment is optimized for performance and weight, but sometimes there sure is a lot of it!  Of course this laughing usually takes place as part of the post-trip storytelling, not while the load is […]