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March 2014 Trail Bytes: 2 New Recipes and Backpacking Photography Tips
March 28, 2014

Have you ever stood in a place in Nature that was so breathtaking that you thought you could never capture it in a photo? I have! Sometimes I get lucky, but often my photos of the mountain vistas turn out over-exposed, the fox in the field is too far away, or the photo of the turtle in front of me turns out blurry.

In this month’s Trail Bytes, I asked professional outdoor photographer, Andy Porter, to give us tips for taking better photos on the trail. Andy shot the cover photo at sunset at Copper Ridge, North Cascades National Park.

The content of Andy's Tips for Taking Great Trail Photos has been moved to Andy's blog. To see more stunning photos, visit his website.
Keeping a Trail Journal:

Do you keep a trail journal? I write down notes with a pencil in a small notebook, but others use whatever digital device they are carrying. Rick Attrol Towle, 2010 Appalachian Trail Thru-hiker and publisher of, wrote a nice article about Writing a Trail Journal.

New Recipes Shared:

Chicken and Dumplings shared by Scottpash. Uses the squeeze bag method to mix the flour.

White Bean Chili shared by SierraJud. White beans with ground turkey and green chilies.

Click to view the recipes. Thanks for sharing!

Until next month, Dominique and I wish you all the best as you set out to make and bring home the memories. Feel free to send us one of your best photos.

Best regards,

Chef Glenn & Dominique

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