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 Courthouse Butte Loop

Sedona, Arizona

While most people stop to hike the Bell Rock Trail, you can get away from the congestion and madness by tackling the nearby Courthouse Butte trail. This moderate hike is 4.

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Hike the Fairyland Loop Trail at Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce, Utah

Let's face it: Bryce Canyon National Park is stunning. Its remarkable and unique hoodoos bring people from all over the world, and lots of them.

537 Saves

Backpack to Union Falls and Scout Pool, Yellowstone NP

Alta, Wyoming

Of a summer spent living in Yellowstone, and many overnight trips in the park, the trek to Union Falls and Scout Pool ranked at the top of my list.

270 Saves

Camp at Pace Bend Park

Spicewood, Texas

Pace Bend is a favorite camping and day use destination near Austin, Texas.

557 Saves

Backpack Amethyst Basin

Evanston, Utah

Directions: The trail leaves from the Christmas Meadows Trailhead. From Mirror Lake Scenic Byway (US 150) turn on Christmas Meadows Rd. The campground and trailhead are around 3.

706 Saves

See the Milky Way over Mt. Rainier

Ashford, Washington

The Milky Way and Mount Rainier is a beautiful combination. In order to get a photo of the Milky Way over Mount Rainier you need to be in the right spot at the right time of year.

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Hike to Phelps Lake

Alta, Wyoming

Don’t look down! You’re about to cliff jump 40 feet from a granite boulder into a lake cold with Glacier runoff.

546 Saves

Explore Jenny Lake, WY

Alta, Wyoming

To get here, Is very easy. Heading north out of Jackson Wyoming, just follow the signs once you enter Grand Teton National Park for the route to Jenny Lake.

492 Saves

Hike the Panorama Trail

Mariposa County, California

The Panorama Trail is an outstanding hike that takes you from the Yosemite Valley floor up to Glacier Point. Or you can hike it downhill going from Glacier Point to Yosemite Valley.

392 Saves

Explore the Great Sand Dunes

Alamosa County, Colorado

The Great Sand Dunes are one the most unique landscapes in Colorado. These massive dunes are the tallest sand dunes in North America.

604 Saves

Hike Grinnell Glacier in Glacier NP

Browning, Montana

The Grinnel Glacier Hike begins at the Grinnell Glacier Trailhead just past the Many Glacier Lodge. A fee of $25 is required to enter Glacier National Park for a seven-day pass.

1172 Saves

Photograph Yosemite's Tunnel View

Mariposa County, California

Tunnel View sets you up for an iconic view of some of the major highlights of the Yosemite valley including Bridal Veil Falls, El Capitan and Half Dome in the distance.

642 Saves

Camp at Mono Lake

Lee Vining, California

Many people visit Mono Lake for a quick photo opportunity of the South Tufa. When I discovered camping was allowed on the North side of the lake, I knew I had to experience it and share.

424 Saves

Backpack the Full John Muir Trail

Yosemite Valley, California

The John Muir Trail technically starts at the Happy Isles trailhead in Yosemite Valley, although there are a couple of alternative starting points, including Lyell Canyon and Tuolumne Meadows.

474 Saves

Hike Half Dome via the Mist Trail

Mist Trail, California

Be sure to arrive early early in the morning to beat the crowds or if you want to break up the hike, first-come, first served campsites are available at Little Yosemite Valley Campground - make sure .

587 Saves

32 Mile Ansel Adams Backpacking Loop

Madera County, California

Backpacking in the Ansel Adams Wilderness Named for the famed landscape photographer and environmentalist, the Ansel Adams Wilderness protects over 230,000 acres of the eastern Sierra Nevada near Ma.

309 Saves

Hike Kanarraville Slot Canyon

Kanarraville, Utah

This hidden gem of a hike takes you into the Kanarraville slot canyons in southern Utah.

1067 Saves

Hike to the Lighthouse in Palo Duro Canyon

Canyon, Texas

Palo Duro Canyon is considered the Grand Canyon of Texas and the Lighthouse is one of the most unique geological formations found there.

506 Saves

Camp at Mosca Campground

Hooper, Colorado

Where to camp: San Luis State Park is located 15 miles west of Great Sand Dunes National Park, San Luis State Park features views of San Luis Lake, the Great Sand Dunes and the Sangre de Cristo Mount.

109 Saves

Hike the Blue Lakes Trail

Telluride, Colorado

Your adventure begins at the Blue Lakes Trailhead, elevation 9400’, in Uncompahgre National Forest.

663 Saves

Hike Mount Sneffels (14,150')

Ouray County, Colorado

The most common route, sometimes called the standard route or the Lavender Col route, begins at or near the top of Yankee Boy Basin, just outside of Ouray.

486 Saves

Backpack the Ice Lakes Trail

Durango, Colorado

Just north of Silverton, CO, lies the South Mineral Valley which is reachable down a well maintained, and paved dirt road and ends in the South Mineral Campground.

652 Saves

Hiking Uncompahgre Peak (14,309')

Lake City, Colorado

At 14,309 feet, the summit of Uncompahgre Peak is the highest point in the entire San Juan range, but getting to it requires only good hiking skills, good physical shape, and a four-wheel-drive, high.

269 Saves

Loop Hike Handies Peak

Lake City, Colorado

There are 54 official peaks over 14,000 ft in Colorado, but few can offer the beauty and solitude of those in the San Juan Mountains in the southwest corner of the state.

91 Saves