Take a Hike Photography

Hi! We are Matt and Alison, two Chicago-based school teachers with an insatiable passion for hiking and photography. We spend our summers hiking all over the world and the school year planning our next big adventure! For the past dozen years, we have been on a mission to hike/trek/backpack the classic hikes of the world, documenting our journeys with countless photos of the gorgeous scenery and fascinating cultures we encounter along the way. We have written two books related to hiking, Plan & Go: The Wonderland Trail and Hiking Photography (Sandiburg Press).

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Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Four

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Four

Sleeping high on the mesa, the sun reaches the tent much earlier this morning than on our two previous days deep in the canyon of the Middle Fork,

Dec 12, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day 3

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day 3

Déjà Vu When the alarm goes off at 6:30 am, it’s still dark in the tent. Once again, we’re both reluctant to loosen the drawstring around the

Dec 11, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Two

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day Two

Waiting for the Sun Sunrise is officially at 6:45 a.m., but the sun doesn’t begin to penetrate the bottom of the canyon where we are camped until

Dec 10, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography
Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day One

Into the Wilds of the Gila Wilderness, Day One

After tackling 490 miles on the Colorado Trail this past summer, it’s been an awfully sedentary fall for the two of us, and we’ve been itching to hit

Dec 9, 2018 : Take a Hike Photography