Backpacking

Backpacking Half Dome's Diving Board: A Photo Essay with The Field

Last month a few friends and I embarked on a journey to an iconic Ansel Adams photo location.  The trek, featuring approximately seven miles each way with 3,500 feet of elevation gain, left us speechless and in awe.  I hope the photos and the words that accompany them serve to convey at least some small part of the entire feeling of the trip.  Head on over to The Field to give the photos a view and read my full account.

Meanwhile, here are a few other shots from the trip:

Photo Essay with The Field

About a week ago, The Field published my photo essay documenting my backpacking trip to Yosemite's Eagle Peak.  Braving both harsh sun and melting snow, my neighbor and I trekked to a beautiful vantage point overlooking the iconic Yosemite Valley.  Here's the link:

 http://www.fieldmag.com/photo/backpacking-yosemite-ntl-park-eagle-peak  

Go explore the photos!

Richard Franklin gazes upon Half Dome from Columbia Rock Viewpoint   http://www.fieldmag.com/photo/backpacking-yosemite-ntl-park-eagle-peak

Richard Franklin gazes upon Half Dome from Columbia Rock Viewpoint

http://www.fieldmag.com/photo/backpacking-yosemite-ntl-park-eagle-peak