Dan's & Laura's Web Photo Album

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself. (Henry Miller)

In July of 2004 I got my first digital camera, a Canon PowerShot S1 IS which I used for taking over 10,000 photos before upgrading a year later to the next Canon in the series. Since then I have worked my way through many upgrades in this terrific series (none of them SLRs) and as of Christmas Eve, 2011, I have been using the Canon PowerShot SX40 HS.

More importantly, digital photography got me back into hiking. With a passion! Since 2004 my wife Laura and I have visited nearly ever corner of New Jersey, and many places in New York (including almost every trail in Harriman). This site is where I post photos that I take during those hikes. The reference for each hike (book, newspaper column or web site) is noted on the specific photo pages. Many times it's a hike of my own design, in which case I try to provide a description of the trek and often the actual GPS track.

If you find this site valuable, I'd love to hear from you! If you have any comments, ideas for our next hike, or requests to use my photos for free, please e-mail me.



My photos have appeared in several magazines and newspapers over the years. Most recently, 54 of my photos have appeared in hiking books, something of which I am very proud:

  • Circuit Hikes in Harriman: 37 Loop Hikes and Trail Runs, 2nd Ed., 2018 (20 B&W photos)
  • Circuit Hikes in Harriman: 35 Loop Hikes and Trail Runs, 1st Ed., 2015 (32 B&W photos)
  • 50 Hikes in New Jersey, 4th Ed., 2014 (14 color photos)
  • 50 Hikes in the Lower Hudson Valley, 3rd Ed., 2014 (5 color photos)
  • The Hike of the Week, 1st Ed., 2013 (3 B&W photos)

    If you would like to use any of my photos, please e-mail me.

  • NY-NJ Trail Conference
  • Gone Hikin'
  • NJ Trails Association
  • NJ Birding & Wildlife Trails
  • LocalHikes
  • NJ Hiking

  • Dick Flint & Roaring Rock
    4/8/2018 - 80 pics

    Passaic River, Berkeley Heights
    3/31/2018 - 56 pics

    Doodletown Bridle Path
    3/25/2018 - 64 pics

    Monmouth Battlefield, North
    3/4/2018 - 76 pics

    Janet Van Gelder (South)
    2/12/2018 - 72 pics

    Great Swamp, Northwest
    2/4/2018 - 52 pics

    Great Swamp WOC
    2/4/2018 - 56 pics

    These regional groupings follow those established by the authoritative New Jersey Walk Book (2nd edition) and the New York Walk Book (7th edition) published by the New York-New Jersey Trail Conference.

    New Jersey
    Bearfort Ridge & Wawayanda | Central Jersey | Jersey Shore | Kittatinnies | Morris County | Palisades | Pinelands | Ramapo Mountains | Watchungs | Wyanokies

    New York
    Adirondacks | Bear Mountain-Harriman State Parks | Catskills | East Hudson Highlands | Fahnestock State Park | Finger Lakes | Long Island | New York City | Rockland County | Schunemunk Mountain | Shawangunk Mountains | Sterling Forest | Storm King & Black Rock Forest | Westchester County

    Other States

    2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004

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