As part of the Backpacking Light Wilderness Adventures program, Trek Director Kevin Fletcher and I led a guided trip across the Absaroka-Beartooth Wilderness in Montana in September 2018. This photo essay tells the story of that trek.
Galleries of photographs featuring a lightweight backpacking trek and annotated in the first person, with insight into the author's experiences, equipment, and route.
Time to celebrate the beauty found at the integration of wilderness, photography, and lightweight human-powered travel! Submit your favorite wilderness photo and win a free trek with Backpacking Light in Montana!
Saved by the Guadalupe Mountains, the author learns to live in West Texas and begins to enjoy the area with weekend visits to the mountains.
Eight packrafters spend four days floating sixty miles in one of Montana’s most remote and inaccessible river canyons.
Boy Scouts tackle the Olympic range – from rainforest to snowy divide – in lightweight style.
There are so many ways to navigate through the Sierras – why not try them all?
The ultralight boot camp is exactly like it sounds; it prepares you to meet unexpected challenges in the wilderness. Plus it’s a lot of fun and the scenery is stunning.
After receiving some stunning photos, our judges have chosen the best. Grab a seat and relive the experience.
Submit your best shots from 2013!
Absolutely Stunning! This photo essay will take you over 14 mountain passes through one of the most beautiful countries in the world.