Trips focused on photography and visiting unique locations to help participants develop their photographic skills and creative visions.

As the name implies, photography trips are trips where the focus is on taking photos.  Photography trips sometimes take place in the city or are focused on naturalist activities such as photographing wildflowers, lichens or seabirds. Thus, the trips are sometimes cross-listed as Urban Adventures or Exploring Nature trips.


Photography trips use the same difficulty guidelines as our Day Hiking and Backpacking trips, but most trips are easy or moderate outings since they have a slower pace because participants are focused on picture taking rather than breaking a sweat or reaching a particular destination.

Easy - up to 8 mi round trip, up to 1,200 ft elevation gain.
Moderate - up to 12 mi round trip, 1,200-2,500 ft elevation gain.
Strenuous - up to 14 mi round trip, 2,500-3,500 ft elevation gain.
Very Strenuous - over 14 mi round trip and/or more than 3,500 ft elevation gain.

Open to all! Choose a trip that suits your fitness and ability and make sure to bring your walking shoes and comfortable weather-appropriate clothing, and if heading into the wilderness remember The Ten Essentials!

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