Photographers Trail Notes

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Sample locations

Here are samples of the location summaries provided for each location


Photographer Geared Information

Primary Features

  • Trail Difficulty (1 out of 5)

    Know beforehand what you are getting into! We provide a quick overview of the location. Is it easy, moderate or difficult to access?

  • GPS Coordinates & Elevation

    We provide exact GPS coordinates & elevation with automatic links directly into Google maps.

  • Google Maps Birds-Eye-View

    For each location we provide a birds-eye view to provide a better understanding of the layout and terrain of the location.

  • Directions

    For each location we provide detailed directions along with a direct link to Google maps allowing turn by turn directions.

  • Best Time of Day to Shoot

    It is all about the light! We help you plan your trip and let you know if the location is a sunrise, sunset or anytime shot.

  • What Lens(es) Do You Need

    If you are hiking a long distance, weight is important. We provide which lens(es) are needed to help lighten your load.

  • Special Nuances of the Shot

    Not every place is as you might think. We provide a personal insight to the location and an approach to taking the shot.

  • Special Equipment Needed

    Knowing what equipment is needed can save time and money. Waders, walking stick, pano equipment, rain sleeve, ND filter.

  • Best Time of Year to Shoot

    Sunrise might be best in summer or the water fall conditions are best for spring. We will let you know.

  • Permits

    Have you ever been in the field and wondered if you need a permit to be there? We provide information on when or if a permit is required.

  • Photographers to Expect

    Ever show up to a great location to find there is too many photographers for the location? We will let you know how many to expect.

  • Direction of Shot

    Is the shot facing east or west? We provide this information to best understand the direction of the shot.


Built for photographers

What does it take to get the perfect shot - it takes time spent on research; planning and mapping - time you would rather be spending on the trail. We’ve done the research, and we’ve been to the locations and offer a one-stop resource with the tools and information needed for put you in the right place to capture your next great image.


Other helpful Location information

Additional Features

  • Weather

    We provide a direct link to both current and historical weather (via NOAA) for each location.

  • Cell Service

    Being in the field can limit access to your phone service and important information. It is great to know when you can find coverage.

  • Overnight Lodging/Camping

    We provide the closest camping (with direct links via Google maps) and lodging (with direct links to tripadvisor).

  • Nearby Restaurants

    After a long day of shooting, it is great to know where you can grab a good meal and a cold refreshment. We share personal favorites.

  • Laundry Mat

    When traveling, it is great to know where you can wash clothes and freshen up. We provide known laundry mats in the area.

  • Other Photo Opportunities

    Why not take advantage of other photographic opportunities while you are traveling?

  • Airport Options

    We provide the closest national or regional airports to the specific locations. This can help plan your travel.

  • Area Guides and Workshops

    Often times, a professional guide or workshop is the very best way to get the great shot. If we know of one, we will provide this for you.

  • Other Resources

    The Photographer's Ephemeris can be a photographers best friend. We provide a direct link so you can know the direction of the sunrise/sunset.


Loved by Adventurers

Many people have contacted us to let us know they are not photographers but love to be in the great outdoors and want to visit the beautiful locations America has to offer.