On my 2014 thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail I was amazed by how dramatically and how beautifully the land (and everything on it) changed as I hiked from Mexico to Canada! Though I posted some of the photos I took with my iPhone to Instagram (patchesthru) along the way, I also took thousands of photos with my ‘good’ camera (a Sony Nex 5N with two lenses:16 mm f/2.8 and 55-210mm, f/4.5-6.3). Now that I’m home, I’ve started going through my pictures and am falling in love with the trail all over again! The photos below (and those on this 2015 calender) are amongst my favorites so far:
Thanks so much for allowing me/all of us, into your adventure. Have a wonderful holiday season.
Best, Rich Bellante
Awesome work Patches, I enjoyed your deliberate style both in photography and hiking. You might have won- last one to Canada wins. Still laugh when you were basically falling down trying to get the perfect lighting for the Coral Root. Where is your next adventure?
For Science! For the Win! :) I probably have enough pictures of saprophytes to fill an entire album… the Coral Root will have its day!
I’ll probably do some hiking/backpacking in the White Mountains in New Hampshire this winter… The next big dream is, of course, the CDT, but I love international travel too… I would love to go to New Zealand and hike the Te Araroa, or head to South America and Aconcagua or Machu Picchu…
Dear Patches Thru,
I loved reading your blog. Thank you for sharing your adventure online.