Entries by Kenton Krueger

Introducing Kevin McNeal

We’re thoroughly excited to announce Kevin McNeal as the newest member of the Backcountry Journeys photo guide team! It has been some time since we’ve added a photo guide to the family, and we couldn’t be happier to have Kevin. We certainly need more talented photographers to help guide all of the exciting new trips […]

The North Rim Lodge

Completed in 1928 by architect Gilbert Stanley Underwood, the original North Rim Lodge burned to the ground just four short years later as a fire quickly destroyed the majority of the building. The lodge standing today, finished in 1937, was built in the wreckage and designed to mimic most of Underwood’s original. The stonework utilized the […]

The Elusive Bengal Tiger

For more than 2 million years Tigers have roamed our planet. These are the world’s largest cats, and throughout time have been a symbol of power and awe. Indian mythology tells tales of tigers fighting dragons, bringing rain to drought-stricken areas, as well as having the ability to heal. Fewer than 4,000 Tigers still remain, […]

New Trip: Olympic National Park

Here comes another one! We love the Pacific Northwest, so our latest release, Olympic National Park, will look to explore even more of this wondrous region. Backcountry Journeys has developed a really cool itinerary that’ll position us to explore the incredibly diverse wonders of Olympic National Park!   Diversity is the best word to describe Olympic […]

New 2020 & 2021 Dates: Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal

The dates are in for our brand-new photo safari – Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal! Last week Backcountry Journeys announced a fantastic itinerary to explore Brazil’s best-kept secret: The Pantanal. This 13-day trip will be highlighted by multiple full days photographing Jaguars along the banks of the river systems of the Pantanal. Here we will find some of […]

Yellowstone’s Ledge Geyser is Erupting, Again

Ledge Geyser at Yellowstone National Park is erupting again after being dormant for the past three years. Ledge Geyser is located in the Norris Geyser Basin, which is in the northwest region of the Park, just to the west of Canyon Village. This region not only is the hottest, but it is also the oldest […]

New Departure: Great Smoky Mountains in Spring

Backcountry Journeys has been traveling to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park for autumn colors for years and years. After each of these tours, we were left thinking, what could be better than the Smoky Mountains in autumn? We now have the answer: the Smoky Mountains in springtime, of course! Great Smoky Mountains National Park is […]

New Trip: Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal

We can hardly contain our excitement as we announce today the release of our latest international trip: Jaguars of Brazil’s Pantanal. Backcountry Journeys has developed a fantastic itinerary to explore Brazil’s best-kept secret: The Pantanal. This 13-day trip will be highlighted by multiple full days photographing Jaguars along the banks of the river systems of the […]

Adobe’s Popular $10/mo Plan Missing

Apparently, it was just a ‘test.’ Adobe recently took down from its website the $9.99 monthly subscription plan for Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop that many photographers have grown accustomed to, since its inception in 2013, for post-processing software options.   Did anyone out there see this when it happened? Anyone get upset about it, maybe […]

Announcing 2021 Trip Schedule

Seriously, where does the time go? It feels as if it was only yesterday that we were announcing our 2020 schedule of photography tours, workshops & safaris. Well, excitement is building around Backcountry Journeys World-Headquarters regarding our 2021 calendar, which we are excited to announce today! Dates for 2021 are now published for the majority […]

Photographing Bears: The Safe Way…

Ask a person what comes to their mind first when they think about photographing giant brown bears in the Alaskan wilderness, and chances are they’ll say something close to: “Uh, not getting eaten!!” It is a relatively good thing to have a healthy case of fear, or maybe its better referred to as “respect,” for […]