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Backpacker Magazine – August 2010

New Life List: Shoot a Wall-Worthy Photo

The only thing equal to a life-list trip? An image that brings it back to life.

by: Michael Lanza


Want more top-notch photo skills? Learn how to Shoot Like A Pro!

RESOURCES
Getting there Death Canyon trailhead: From Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, follow Teton Park Road .1 mile west. Turn south onto Moose-Wilson Rd., continue about 4.6 miles, turn right at a sign for the trailhead, and follow that dirt road to its end. Leigh Lake trailhead: From Craig Thomas Discovery and Visitor Center, follow Teton Park Rd. about 10 miles to North Jenny Lake Junction and turn left, following signs to the trailhead. Map Trails Illustrated Grand Teton #202 ($12; natgeomaps.com) Contact (307) 739-3300; nps.gov/grte

SEE TWO MORE
Hike 71 miles across the Smokies, from Fontana Dam to Davenport Gap, on the AT. Shoot scenes of ridges fading into fog and wildflowers glowing in the mist. (865) 436-1200; nps.gov/grsm

In Mt. Rainier National Park, hike 45.4 miles from Mowich Lake to Stevens Canyon via the Spray Park and Wonderland Trails for shots of glaciers and flower-choked meadows—always with Rainier as background. (360) 569-2211; nps.gov/mora



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