New Trip: Coastal Oregon & California’s Redwoods

Backcountry Journeys is excited to announce a new spring workshop to the Pacific Northwest. Beginning May 2020, we’ll be offering a lodge-based, hiker photo tour set to explore Coastal Oregon & California Redwoods.

This will be one of our first workshops offered in the Pacific Northwest and it is sure to be an excellent trip combining some of the best landscapes of southern Oregon and northern California.

This workshop will pack a ton of beautiful scenery into one trip.

The Oregon Coast boasts one of the most rugged and scenic coastlines in the world and is extremely photogenic and relatively easy to access.

Although the weather is never a guarantee, spring in the northwest brings a better chance at dramatic light and spring wildflower blooms can line the coastline. There are endless opportunities for composition along the coast, from wide angle to telephoto.

The Redwoods of northern California are equally majestic and because of their proximity, we are able to visit both locations on this workshop. The coast redwoods are the tallest trees in the world with many of the forests including trees reaching upwards of 300 feet.

Travel with us next year, and find out for yourself why spring in this region is the best time of year for photography. During spring the forests are often filled with fog and mist, and the rhododendron and lupine are blooming. Add those elements with the tallest trees in the world and you have a recipe for amazing photography!

Don’t miss out on this workshop. It is hard to believe how much diversity can be packed into a one week trip. We’ll move from capturing ocean tides swirling around sea stacks to photographing massive redwood forests to shooting rolling hills lined with lupine. Join us next spring and see why the Pacific Northwest is one of the greatest photography locations in the world!

Coastal Oregon & the California Redwoods
Lodge-based hiker photo
May 24th – 29th, 2020; May 23rd – 28th, 2021
6 Days / from $3,195

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Matt Meisenheimer







Matt Meisenheimer is a photographer based in Wisconsin.  His artistry revolves around finding unique compositions and exploring locations that few have seen. He strives to capture those brief moments of dramatic light and weather, which make our grand landscapes so special.  Matt loves the process of photography – from planning trips and scouting locations, taking the shot in-field, to post-processing the final image. Matt is an active adventurer and wildlife enthusiast as well. He graduated with a degree in wildlife ecology and worked in Denali National Park and Mount Rainier National Park as a biologist. He also spent 6 months working in the deserts of Namibia before finding his path in photography. Matt’s passion for the wilderness has taken him to many beautiful places around the world. As a former university teaching assistant, Matt is passionate about instruction. It is his goal to give his students the technical and creative knowledge they need to achieve their own photographic vision. He truly enjoys working with photographers on a personal level and helping them reach their goals. You can see Matt’s work and portfolio on his webpage at

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