TRAVELING ACROSS AMERICA WITH THE WILD ONES
As strange as it may seem, I couldn’t be happier to be homeless and living out of a van with 2 of my best friends, as we travel across the country (again) to teach photography workshops.
To give a little background, I met Joel Robison and Sarah Ann Loreth through photography just over two years ago. We all discovered each others’ work through the image sharing website, Flickr. After we all met in person 2 summers ago, things instantly clicked and we started throwing around the idea of traveling the country together. We thought to fund the trip through photography workshops along the way. The whole trip went so well, and we met so many incredible people, that we decided to do it again this summer, only bigger and better.
Unfortunately, both times we’ve stopped at the Badlands, it was only for a single night. So to be safe, we went to the same area as last year (Conata Basic Picnic Area), since you can venture around the hills and small valleys within a stone’s throw from where you park.
I couldn’t be happier to be working with Nature Valley to share this adventure and many others with you all to hopefully help inspire you to get out and enjoy some adventures of your own! I’m very passionate about astrophotography, so one suggestion I would make for your next trip is to stay out until the sun is gone and the stars come out. It’s like watching a whole other world come to life!
Next up is Glacier National Park, followed by Banff National Park. Two of the most beautiful mountain ranges that you could imagine! Stay tuned!
- Shane Black