Entries by Kenton Krueger

Introducing Doug Marshall 

The time has come to announce a few “new” members of the Backcountry Journeys family. We’ll look to do so over the course of a couple of blog post entries, like this one, over the next week, or so. First up is Doug Marshall. Doug joins BCJ as a field guide boasting over 20 years […]

Wild Goose Island, Glacier National Park

‘A Montana Legend’ -As retold by S.E. Schlosser “In the middle of St. Mary Lake in Glacier National Park is a small island halfway between two shores. Many moons ago now, there were two tribes living on either side of the lake. While there was no direct warfare between them, the two tribes avoided one […]

Be Never Satisfied Ever Again: Kenai Fjords

The famous naturalist John Muir once wrote: “you should never go to Alaska as a young (person) because you’ll never be satisfied with any other place as long as you live.” There is no place like Alaska, we agree. However, at the same time, we urge everyone, regardless of age, to visit ‘The Last Frontier’ […]

Introducing Alex Hansen

Guide Alex Hansen has been with Backcountry Journeys for some time at this point. He’s settled in so nicely that it almost feels odd “introducing” him, as a number of folks have already traveled and photographed on a BCJ trip alongside Alex. Normally, we like to introduce the newest members of our team early on […]

Springtime in the Smokies

As the mountains begin to turn shades of green, and wildlife emerges from its winter slumber, the rebirth of springtime proves to be one of the best times to visit Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  The Great Smoky Mountains boasts over 1,500 flowering plants, as well as 100 species of tree spread throughout five different […]

Northern Exposures: Wind, Sea & Byways of Alaska

Some things, unless we’ve seen them with our own two eyes, are just too big for our brains to comprehend. The Ocean? Space? The Grand Canyon? Twenty-nine million Texans are shouting “TEXAS, BABY!!”  Well, one of these ‘big’ things is a place found way up north. A place whose borders and vast expanse of inspiration […]

Trip Report: Brown Bears of Katmai in Fall (camper II & III) – September 2021

September is annually dubbed “Bear Mania” at Backcountry Journeys. We love September, and we love to take adventurous photographers along for the ‘ride’ that is the quirky, and awesome, Brooks Camp, at Katmai National Park.   “Quirky” might sound at first like an odd way to describe a place with the highest concentration of Brown bears […]

O-Why-Hee (Hawaii)… O-Yes-Please!

Who isn’t enchanted by the Hawaiian Islands? Drawn by a location renowned for rugged cliffs that fall off into the sea. By waterfalls, lush tropical foliage, sandy beaches, and spectacular sunsets. Hawaii is an unrivaled expression of the power of nature.   Visitors here have the opportunity to experience the sunrise on a warm Pacific […]

Happy Thanksgiving  

Following a “different” 2020 Holiday season, we once again are coming together today, joining our families and friends in a usual tradition of giving thanks. This can certainly look different for different folks whether you are gathering today with family, maybe with a group of friends. Perhaps you are working, as so many across this […]

Magic & Allure in a Place Called “Death”

The extremes of Death Valley National Park are what tend to define it. Ask anyone about the place and you’re likely to hear first all about the heat, and the below-sea-level elevations. Heck, that might be all you’ll hear about. Maybe they’ll add that DV is a vast desert where nothing lives because it’s too […]