Entries by Kenton Krueger

Zion National Park’s Court of the Patriarchs

The Court of the Patriarchs is an easily missed stop inside Zion Canyon, yet it is perhaps one of the best spots for landscape photography at Zion National Park. The Court of the Patriarchs is a set of sandstone cliffs towering almost 2,000 feet above Birch Creek Canyon and the valley floor, at the intersection […]

Introducing Our Frequently Asked Questions Page

Do you have questions? Well, we have answers! We know that there are an endless amount of details for you to deal with when booking travel. Simply choosing where and when to go somewhere is only the start. What will you do? Who will you travel with? Two more great questions for you to answer. […]

Trip Report: Yosemite in Winter II

Firefall!!! This would become the mantra for our group during our second Backcountry Journeys ‘Yosemite in Winter’ trip, which ran Feb. 16th – 22nd. We were arriving just in time for the world-famous Firefall Event, which happens only once a year for a brief time in February. And it became, for good reason, was the […]

Introducing Jillian Swalwell

We have someone new to introduce!! As many of you who follow along with Backcountry Journeys, whether it be on our webpage, emails, and/or the Backcountry Journeys Tribe, you’ll know that there has been quite a bit of growth over the past year-and-a-half, or so. But we haven’t had a new person to announce since […]

Yosemite’s Firefall Event

“Hello, Glacier Point!” “Hello, Camp Curry!” “Is the fire ready?” “The fire is ready!” “Let the Fire Fall!” “The Fire Falls!” From 1872 to 1968 those words were utilized ceremonially to usher in one of Yosemite National Park’s most famous spectacles: The Yosemite Firefall. The invention, pride and joy of James McCauley, the owner of […]

Patience While In The Field

Sometimes you sit there. You sit, and you sit some more. And then, after a long day, you might say ‘forget it,’ and leave. The next day you return to that location you’ve so carefully picked out, waiting to get the right sky and lighting conditions for your shot. And…Nope. Skunked again. So you wait […]

The Monsoon of the Desert Southwest

Each summer prevailing winds in Arizona, which are typically out of the west, shift to a southeasterly direction bringing with it moisture from the Gulfs of Mexico and California. This, combined with surface low pressure from the desert heat produce storms in a cycle of “bursts” and “breaks.” These bursts and breaks are the summer […]

Spring at Yellowstone, A Special Time and Place

Spring is a special time at Yellowstone National Park. It is a time of rebirth as what has been dormant throughout winter becomes alive again. In March Grizzly bears will begin to emerge from their winter hibernation, an activity that is viewed as one of the first signs that spring has arrived. Temperatures are still […]

F-Stop Modularity

In an October blog post we highlighted F-Stop camera packs as being superior for adventure photographers like us. In this post we’ll take a closer look at the Internal Camera Units (ICUs) that are an essential part of an F-Stop camera pack setup. The ICU is the heavy duty foam padded case that keeps camera […]

Our 2018 Holiday Wish List for Wildlife Images

Like it or not, by this time in December the holiday season is in full force. This is a time for giving, and of goodwill and reflection about the year that soon will come to a close. It is also a time for parties, family functions, presents, wrapping paper and everything else that goes with […]

Why Backcountry Journeys?

You have options when searching for the perfect adventure photography tour. Run a simple internet search for “landscape and/or wildlife photography tours” and you’ll certainly be provided a lengthy list of tour companies willing and able to book you on a tour. In fact, there are probably more options to sort through than you’d ever […]

Bald Eagles of Alaska

Have you ever witnessed a bald eagle, as it soars across a deep azure Alaskan sky, snatch a fish directly out of the talons of an osprey in mid-air? If you were to join Backcountry Journeys Bald Eagles of Alaska Tour, you might see just that. Rather than doing their own fishing, bald eagles often […]