New Departures: Olympic National Park

New departure dates for Backcountry Journeys’ extremely popular Olympic National Park photography tour are now available and ready to be booked!

This great park encompasses nearly one million acres and is home to a diverse range of landscapes – temperate rainforests, rugged coastline, and alpine glaciated mountains. The furthest reaches of the park are only 100 miles or so from Seattle, but incredibly Olympic is home to some of the most remote wilderness in the lower 48 states.

Backcountry Journeys workshops are designed to get us to Olympic NP at the best times for photography: spring and fall. The coastal rainforests here are lush with color. We will visit the iconic Hoh Rainforest, as well as the lesser-known Quinault Rainforest. These temperate forests are lined with mosses and ferns, which are towered over by old-growth cedars and firs. Our other primary focus will be the 73-miles of primitive coastline within the park, which is dotted with sea stacks, tide pools, and interesting rocks.

The Pacific Northwest is one of the finest locations in the nation for landscape photography, and Olympic National Park is right at the top of the list.

Olympic National Park
6 Days from $3595 per person, double occupancy

  • May 30th to June 4th, 2021 (NEW DEPARTURE DATES)
  • October 17th to 22nd, 2021 (NEW DEPARTURE DATES)
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Kenton Krueger







Kenton Krueger has spent the past several years guiding backpackers, hikers, and photographers into the wild places of the American West such as Grand Canyon, Yellowstone, Yosemite, Glacier, Katmai, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Arches, Canyonlands National Parks, as well as internationally in Costa Rica & Brazil. In addition to backpacking and camping, his adventures include rock climbing, exploring the slot canyons of southern Utah, mountain biking, and bagging 14ers in Colorado’s San Juan Mountain Mountain Range. Kenton is a trail runner, former pilot, and spent roughly five years writing and photographing for the award-winning Omaha World-Herald newspaper, out of his hometown, Omaha, Nebraska. Kenton looks forward to utilizing his years of trip leading and guiding experience, combined with his passion and experience behind the lens, to provide memorable and unforgettable experiences at the wild places we will visit together.



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