Andrew SlatonExplorer

Andrew is a commercial landscape and active lifestyle photographer living on the road full-time with his yogi wife, Ellen, dog, Islay Blue, and stud cat, Colonel Bubba. Based wherever the wind takes them, and teaching workshops along the way.

Hike to Mystic Falls, CO

San Miguel County, Colorado

I've been visiting Telluride, CO for the last 20 years, and I'd never once heard of this place. Mystic Falls is not marked on any map I've ever seen.

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Hike to Cattail Falls

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Head south on the Ross Maxwell Scenic Drive in Big Bend. Just after mile marker 3, you will see signs for the Sam Nail Ranch overlook, and a small opening in the scrub brush will appear on your left.

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Backpack to Odessa Lake via Fern Lake Trailhead

Estes Park, Colorado

Odessa Lake seems to be one of the true hidden gems of Rocky Mountain National Park.

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Camp at Alta Lakes

Telluride, Colorado

Note: Camping is permitted around the lake. For more information, head to the US Forest Service website. From the Mountain Village near Telluride, drive south on CO 145 toward Lizard Head pass.

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Camp at Nugent Mountain

Big Bend National Park, Texas

Nugent Mountain is a very handsome butte and Big Bend is a great place to go get some splendid desert solitude and recharge your good vibes.

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Camp on the Clarks Fork of the Yellowstone River

Cody, Wyoming

Coming out of Cooke City, MT follow the Beartooth Highway (named the most scenic byway in the U.S.) toward Beartooth Pass. Go about 8 miles.

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Hike to Seneca Lake

Pinedale, Wyoming

The Wind River Range is one of the best backpacking + climbing wildernesses in the lower 48.

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Hike to Photographer's Point

Pinedale, Wyoming

Begin at the main Elkhart Park parking area. Take the Pole Creek Trail directly adjacent to the restroom. You will follow this trail for approximately 4.

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Overnight at Lookout Bothy on the Isle of Skye, Scotland

Highland, United Kingdom

The Lookout Bothy is at the northern most tip of the Isle of Skye at Rubha Hunish. It is a small, primitive hut that overlooks the North Sea.

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Hike to Shirley Lake

Cora, Wyoming

Shirley lake is a beautiful and not heavily traveled area in the Winds. To get there, you start at the Green River Lakes trailhead (8,000 ft) and head out on the Western shore of the lower lake.

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Hike the Big Horn Overlook Trail

Moab, Utah

As a pet owner, you probably know that bringing your pooch along on your National Park adventures can be a frustrating experience.

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Hike the Mosca Pass Trail, Great Sand Dunes NP

Alamosa County, Colorado

The Mosca Pass trail is an (approx) 8 mile out and back hike that takes you through beautiful ponderosa and aspen forests to summit 1500 above the start.

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Hike The Syncline Trail in Canyonlands NP

Moab, Utah

Be advised, the NPS signs and maps that warn of a very difficult hike ahead are not hyperbole, as I thought at first.

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Hike to Slide Lake

Cora, Wyoming

The Winds in Wyoming are incredibly beautiful and offer some of the most challenging, but rewarding hikes.

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Hike to the Crow’s Nest in the Wind River Range

Pinedale, Wyoming

The Crow’s Nest sits just above Glimpse Lake in the Winds. It is best accessed from the most infrequently used trailhead in the range.

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Winter Camping at Fremont Lake Overlook

Pinedale, Wyoming

If this is your initiation into winter camping, make it a memorable one by overlooking the beautiful Fremont Lake.

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Double O Arch, Arches National Park, UTAH

Grand County, Utah

Double O Arch is on the trail to several very popular arches. So the beginning of your trip may be crowded, but fear not, most of the people stop when they reach landscape arch only .8 miles in.

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Photographing Scottish "Wildlife"

Highland, United Kingdom

Photograph the "wildlife" of the north-central Scottish Highlands.

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Photograph Elk in Rut From The River Road, Grand Teton NP, WY

Moose, Wyoming

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Stars and Sunrise at Bear Lake

Estes Park, Colorado

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Hike to Sacred Rim

Pinedale, Wyoming

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Hike The South Rim

Big Bend National Park, Texas

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Camp Overlooking and Explore Your Own, Private Beach

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