Finishing my Appalachian Trail thru-hike
Finishing my Appalachian Trail thru-hike

Daniel Dodge

I am a photographer, adventurer, and backcountry guide who travels extensively, including more than 5000 miles of wilderness backpacking. I have thru-hiked the entirety of both the Appalachian Trail and the Pacific Crest Trail, chronicling these experiences in thousands of photographs as well as social media posts and personal journals. I’m currently in preparation to thru-hike the Continental Divide Trail in 2019.


I’m a resident of Alaska, and while hopelessly in love with that state, I consider himself “home” wherever Nature thrives. Whether in Alaska or elsewhere, I can usually be found out of doors with a backpack and a camera. My collection of photographs highlighting the abundant beauty of Nature spans more than 15 years. It is my personal mission to remind humanity that there are endless reasons to be in love with our incredible planet and all of the living things that inhabit it. It is my firmly held belief that beauty is everywhere.


Fun Facts:

I wore a kilt for the entire PCT.

My Trail Name is “Macro.”

I have been to all 50 US states (hiked in 28 of them), the District of Columbia, 5 Canadian Provinces, and 23 national parks.

My travels have taken me as far as 250 miles North of the Arctic Circle and I know what -80 Fahrenheit feels like.