Russ began guiding hiking and backpacking trips for Wildland Trekking in 2009. Around that time he also took his photography, which up to that point had been primarily a hobby, to a much more serious level. Investing in better equipment, classes to improve his skills, and countless hours of practice, he has become a top-notch landscape and nature photographer.
These days it's not uncommon to see Russ lugging 10-15 pounds of camera equipment in addition to his normal guide pack, which weighs about 70 pounds. His investment of work and time are paying off, and we're proud to have many of his pictures displayed on our website. We hope you enjoy his photos as much as we do!