I’m a Montana girl. I was born about 24 miles outside the western entrance to Glacier National Park. Over the years, I have migrated from Montana to Kentucky to Louisiana to Washington State to Texas, and once again, to Washington State. It feels great to be back in the Pacific Northwest!
I believe in science, climate change, practice social distancing and wear a mask. I believe in what Dr. Fauci counsels and have absolutely NO patience with people who refuse to wear a mask. I voted for Biden so that should tell you where my politics lay. Anything I write here is my own opinion, and I’ve got some pretty strong opinions. That said, I do my best to keep this site relatively apolitical – unless it has to do with the national parks, in which case, I remind people that national parks are part of the Dept of the Interior, which is a federal agency, so politics do apply to national parks, whether anybody likes it or not.
And, speaking of national parks, I have been a contributing writer and photographer to the National Parks Traveler website since 2012, where I write a monthly “Photography in the National Parks” column, as well as a series of “Armchair Photography Guides” and 3-day itineraries to national parks I’ve visited. Type “Rebecca Latson” or “Photography In The National Parks” in the search field and that should pull many of the articles I’ve written.
In my past life, I was also the staff photographer for The Merchant Prince, a vendor out at the Texas Renaissance Festival. In addition, I’ve photographed portraits, weddings, families and other events, including a couple of Colombian dance troupes and and portfolios for an aspiring fashion model and a belly dancer.
I’ve traveled to London, Paris, Ireland, western Canada, Alaska, California, Colorado, Maine, Arizona, Washington, Wyoming, Idaho, Oregon, Utah, Montana, California, Kentucky and Texas. My work for the Traveler has taken me to Glacier, Grand Teton, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Canyon (both North and South Rims), Rocky Mountain, Petrified Forest, Acadia, Arches, Redwood, Canyonlands, Yellowstone, Big Bend, Mount Rainier, North Cascades, Olympic, Katmai, Lake Clark, Denali, Mesa Verde national parks and Padre Island National Seashore, as well as John Day Fossil Beds National Monuments, Whiskeytown National Recreation Area, Lake Chelan National Recreation Area, Ross Lake National Recreation Area, and Glen Canyon National Recreation Area.
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The trail has taken me to many adventures and I know it will take me to many more. My cameras and I are ready for the fun!
Where will the trails take YOU?