• Backpacking and Photography in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains

    August 22nd – 26th, 2016 (sold out)

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Backpacking & Photography in Montana’s Beartooth

A compelling photographic workshop in the heart of Montana’s most rugged of Mountain Ranges – the high Beartooth. The remote Beartooth Range is alpine scenery at it’s finest with high mountain lakes, endless mountain landscapes and the possibility of seeing wildlife such as Bald eagles, Elk and Grizzly Bears. We will focus on camping at a different lake each night to maximize magic hour shooting.

Physical Requirements
All participants must be in good physical condition and have the ability to carry a 35 to 50 pound backpack up to seven miles or more per day and hike at altitudes averaging 10,000 to 12,000 feet in elevation. All participants must complete a registration form which includes a health questionaire. No prior backpacking experience is necessary however it is helpful. 

Group Size
This workshop is limited to six participants to maximize one on one time with the instructor. 

When in the Beartooth Range we will be camping in backpacking tents along the shores of high mountain lakes. You are responsible for lodging before & after the trip dates.

Clothing & Gear
We provide all necessary group gear. This includes cooking gear, meals, water purification, first aid, satellite phone for safety. Guests need to provide their personal backpack, tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, hiking clothes, boots and their camera gear. Most of these things can be rented from Backcountry Journeys for a small fee if you don’t have them – please enquire. You will receive a detailed equipment list upon booking.

Camera Equipment
For a detailed list of what to bring please click here

Expect warm pleasant days and chilly nights. We will be hiking and camping at altitudes averaging between 10,000 and 12,000 feet. It can rain or snow at any time so please be prepared by following the provided gear list. Remember some of the best photographs are made before, during and immediately after a storm cycle. There is no such thing as bad weather just poor layering and gear choices! For more info on what to bring please email or call us.

Price Includes
Meals, ground transportation, accommodations during the trip dates, professional photography instruction, medically certified wilderness guide

Price Does Not Include
Airfare, alcoholic beverages, lodging before & after trip dates, guide & staff gratuities

Travel Details
Departure city is Bozeman, Montana. 


  • Backpacking in Montana’s Rugged & Remote Beartooth Range
  • Photograph pristine Alpine Lakes & Soaring Peaks
  • Pure Rocky Mountain Solitude
  • Stunning & Challenging High Altitude Hiking
  • Small Groups
  • Excellent Backcountry Camping, usually on the shores of a mountain lake
  • All Meals included
  • Learn from & shoot alongside a seasoned pro

Montana’s Beartooth

6 Days


Deposit: $500

Bozeman, Montana


August 22nd – 26th, 2016 (sold out)

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“Backpacking in the Beartooths with Russ was one of the most serene and beautiful experiences of my life. The rugged terrain and limitless mountain lakes are almost unreal. Great Photography opportunities, fun and challenging as well. I can’t recommend this trip more!”