Road trip. That simple phrase sets off a Pavlovian response of pure pleasure for me. I imagine long roads – often not paved – to remote mountains, canyons, beaches and painted deserts. In the evening, I might set up a hammock and watch constellations rotate through the night sky while a creek gurgles nearby. Or set a sleeping pad on slickrock as a warm summer breeze glides over me and coyotes howl in the distance. Ah, how sweet it is!
It’s getting that time of year. Those living in the Midwest and northeast may feel winter will never end. But take heart, spring is just around the corner. With it comes time to dream and plan summer vacations and trips to our beautiful and diverse national parks and monuments.
On the road, no doubt you’ll want to capture your special moments – whether it’s on your Smart Phone or with full camera gear and numerous lenses. A little planning will go a long way towards your enjoyment and success.
That’s where Larry Lindahl comes in. A seasoned professional photographer, backpacker and author, Larry has just written a great article on how to plan, research and pack for an efficient photo weekend in Outdoor Photographer’s online edition of their magazine. Outdoor Photographer Article
Larry recommends resources, gear, clothing, food and even some useful automotive tips for making your road trip perfect. In fact, this is a great place to make your checklist so that you don’t forget anything you might regret once you’re out in the backcountry. It’s always frustrating to be out in the middle of nowhere and remember something when it’s too late to do anything about it!
Later on this spring, the printed version of Outdoor Photographer will have a multi-page spread with text and images of Larry’s featuring Petrified Forest National Park. Watch for it at your local newsstand.
Larry is the author of the Sedona Photography chapters on Hit the Trail. He also leads trips for the Grand Canyon Field Institute as well as his own workshops in Sedona, AZ. You can learn more about taking one of his workshops or purchasing his work at www.LarryLindahl.com.