Brynn SchmidtExplorer

I love wilderness/beaches: photography, hiking, camping, backpacking, conservation and hanging out with my guys while they climb. Mom, wife and co-founder of non-profit organization serving in Gabon and DRC, Africa. Find me on Instagram

When Money Is the Bottom Line: the Inclusion Problem in the Outdoor Industry

I never anticipated attending Outdoor Retailer.

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Hike to Lake Haiyaha

Estes Park, Colorado

Begin the hike at the Bear Lake trailhead, this will be the same for any season you chose to hike to the lake. From the Bear Lake trailhead follow the Dream Lake trail for ~1.

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The Future of Bears Ears

Bears Ears, Utah

For anyone with a foot in the outdoor community, the announcement of the shrinking of Bears Ears National Monument by the Trump administration was an enormous defeat. The loss of more than 1.

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Photograph Santa Maddalena Church in the Dolomites

Villnöß, Italy

Santa Maddalena, also known as St. Magdalena, is a picturesque medieval church sequestered in the northern mountains of Italy.

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Photograph St. Johann Church

Funes, Italy

This small church sits in a cow pasture just outside of Puez-Geisler Nature Park. The church is next to a hotel, making parking and visiting a little easier.

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Hiking in Cinque Terre National Park

Riomaggiore, Italy

The Sentiero Azzuro trail travels from south to north through five coastal towns: Riomaggiore, Manarola (0.68 mi), Corniglia (1.25 mi), Vernazza (2.48 mi), and Monterroso (1.86 mi).

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Hike and Climb the Via Ferrata de la Tour D'Ai

Leysin, Switzerland

A Via Ferrata is a protected climbing road created in the Alps made of steel.

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Hike to Moran Point via Four Mile Trail

Mariposa County, California

Four Mile Trail is steep, but hikers efforts are more than rewarded.

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A Night Under the Stars at White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument, New Mexico

The white sand shifts underfoot as I make my way up and over a rolling dune, following a camping marker buried in the ground.

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The Top 5 Adventure Movies to Inspire Your Next Trip

1. 180° South "The hardest thing in the world is to simplify your life; it's so easy to make it complex.

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National Park Spotlight: 20 Beautiful Photos From Yellowstone National Park

Yellowstone, Wyoming

The national parks are America's greatest idea and Yellowstone National Park was the first ever park to be given such an honor.

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10 Reasons Outdoor Photographers Love Autumn

Sometimes as I drive down the road to Cora in the Winds, the leaves fall and dance in front of my car, and I feel like I might be in heaven...or some cheesy car commercial.

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The Top 10 Places For Fall Leaves In Colorado


Many of us are excited about the arrival of autumn and all that comes with it...the crisp air, cool temperatures, bluebird days, and perhaps most important of all - mountainsides turning gold.

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Catch the Fall Colors on the West Side of Rocky Mountain NP

Grand Lake, Colorado

A Fall adventure in Rocky Mountain National Park is among the most spectacular experiences Colorado has to offer.

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7 Essential Tips for Long Exposure Photography

1. Something Moving For a long exposure photograph to be successful, there must be movement in the scene you are capturing.

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Hike to Delta Lake

Alta, Wyoming

Delta Lake is a hidden gem in one of America's busiest national parks, Grand Teton in Wyoming.

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The Start to Finish Guide to Photographing and Post-Processing the Milky Way

The Gear: Step one is getting the right gear to be prepared to produce some amazing images. Camera Body: First of all, lets start off by talking about cameras.

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The Best Places to Explore the Outdoors near Las Vegas

Las Vegas, Nevada

In the middle of the desert lies a city that never sleeps.

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25 Photos from Our Microadventure in the Dolomites - Lago Di Braies

Braies, Italy

Living in Innsbruck, we really are spoiled by beautiful nature, but there's always that desire, that sense of wanderlust to go out and explore somewhere new.

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Here’s How to Avoid the Summer Crowds in Banff and Jasper National Parks

Banff, Canada

Last week, I took a six day trip to Banff and Jasper National Parks in Alberta, Canada.

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Surf Honolua Bay

Lahaina, Hawaii

Honolua Bay is one of the best waves on the northwestern coast of Maui and offers up great waves during the winter months.

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Free Climb Chutes and Ladders

Lahaina, Hawaii

The trailhead is located next to mile post 37 of the Honoapiilani Highway on the Western coast of Maui, Hawaii.

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Explore Haleakala's Summit

Kula, Hawaii

Head to Haleakala's summit for amazing views of the island and your choice of a stunning sunrise or sunset.

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Hike & Swim Twin Falls, Maui

Maui County, Hawaii

The parking area for the trail is right off of Hana Hwy. The lot may be packed which isn't surprising as a lot of people visit, but there aren't as many people once you start exploring the falls.

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