Kevin KaminskiExplorer

My goal is to build a life I don’t need a vacation from! I'm an Architecture Photographer based in Phoenix, and my current job takes me around the world to photograph hotels & resorts. My real passion, however, is outdoor recreation and adventure photography.

Backpack the Four Pass Loop in the Maroon Bells

Aspen, Colorado

The Four Pass Loop begins at Maroon Lake, famous for its iconic view of the Maroon Bells (Maroon Peak and North Maroon Peak), deemed the “most-photographed spot in Colorado.

809 Saves

Hike Piestewa Peak

Phoenix, Arizona

Piestewa Peak, formerly known as Squaw Peak and conveniently located in the heart of the Phoenix metropolitan area, is a relatively short hike that yields impressive views of the city and is a perfec.

678 Saves

Hike Up Camelback Mountain via Cholla Trail

Paradise Valley, Arizona

This challenging hike up the east side of Camelback Mountain has beautiful views of Phoenix and Scottsdale, and is not often crowded.

665 Saves

Hike Siphon Draw to Flatiron Summit

Apache Junction, Arizona

Flatiron is one of the most popular day hikes in the Superstition Wilderness, just outside of Phoenix, AZ. The hike begins at Lost Dutchman State Park in Apache Junction.

652 Saves

Hike Tom's Thumb

Scottsdale, Arizona

Tom’s Thumb is a super fun, popular hike in the Scottsdale McDowell Mountain Sonoran Preserve.

633 Saves

Camp at Lost Dutchman State Park

Apache Junction, Arizona

Lost Dutchman State Park is located near the Superstition Mountains in central Phoenix, about 40 miles from Phoenix.

581 Saves

Backpack the Rae Lakes Loop

Sierra, California

Day one: 10 miles After checking in with the park ranger and getting your required permits you will start your hike along a 1.8 mile stretch along the south fork of the Kings River.

563 Saves

Hike Pinnacle Peak

Scottsdale, Arizona

Pinnacle Peak is a 3.5 mile out-and-back hike along a beautifully groomed trail with a moderate gain of ~1300ft.

523 Saves

Hike Coal Mine Canyon

Tuba City, Arizona

Coal Mine Canyon is a remote gem of the southwest that borders the Hopi and Navajo Indian Reservation.

506 Saves

Hike to Hidden Valley via The Mormon Loop Trail

Phoenix, Arizona

This is a great spot for an afternoon hike near Phoenix. There are some beautiful rock formations, nice trails, and pretty stunning views of the city and desert beyond.

346 Saves

Explore Grand Falls

Leupp, Arizona

Grand Falls is located about 30 miles northeast of Flagstaff Arizona in Navajo Nation. Even though its only 30 miles from Flagstaff you’ll still have about an hour drive to the falls.

325 Saves

Camp at Patagonia Lake State Park

Rio Rico, Arizona

Patagonia Lake State Park is located about 70 miles southeast of Tucson on State Route 82, 7 miles south of Patagonia, Arizona.

259 Saves

Camp At Burnt Corral Campground On Apache Lake

Roosevelt, Arizona

Located in the Superstition Wilderness about 65 miles northeast of Phoenix, AZ, Apache Lake is one of the most popular recreational lakes in Arizona because it has something for everyone: hiking, boa.

257 Saves

Hike the Abineau-Bear Jaw Loop

Flagstaff, Arizona

This trail is slightly more hidden on the northern slope of the San Francisco Peaks, but well worth the drive just outside of Flagstaff.

202 Saves

Camp at Marshall Lake

Flagstaff, Arizona

If you’re looking for spacious campsites, starry skies, wooded hiking trails, and peaceful surroundings, Marshall Lake in Flagstaff, AZ is the perfect campground for you! Marshall Lake is located abo.

199 Saves

Hike Sunrise Trail to Sunrise Peak

Scottsdale, Arizona

Sunrise Peak, also known as Sunrise Trail, is located at the residential foothills of the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona.

183 Saves

Hike and Camp at Nankoweap Granaries

North Rim, Arizona

Hiking to the Nankoweap Granaries can be done in a few ways but the two most popular routes is by boat along the Colorado River or the unmaintained Nankoweap trail, which is considered by most and th.

143 Saves

Hike to Meysan Lake

Inyo, California

Meysan Lakes Trail is located on the ever popular Whitney Portal Road. Park on the side of the road next to the Whitney Portal Campground.

109 Saves

Hike Picacho Peak's Hunter Trail

Picacho, Arizona

If you've ever done the drive on highway10 from Phoenix to Tucson, you've definitely noticed an intriguing looking mountain peak about an hour into the drive.

98 Saves

Hike Ponta Delgada to Faja Grande

Flores, Portugal

(Tip- The only information you will find about this hike online describes starting in Faja Grande, and ending in Ponta Delgada.

17 Saves

Hiking to Horseshoe Bend Overlook

Page, Arizona

If you haven’t been to Horseshoe Bend, one of the most awe-inspiring landscapes in the Southwest, well you must go!  I think just about everyone has seen an image of Horseshoe Bend either from postca.

0 Saves