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.

Peace,

MY PHOTOS

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: 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.

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

  • Great Swamp, East
    12/2/2017 - 60 pics

    Clayton Park
    11/24/2017 - 80 pics

    Sussex Branch: Hyper Humus
    11/12/2017 - 80 pics

    PVT: Plotts Road West
    11/4/2017 - 84 pics

    Hell Mountain Preserve
    10/22/2017 - 40 pics

    Hill & Dale Preserve
    10/22/2017 - 60 pics

    Mount Rose Preserve
    10/15/2017 - 88 pics

    Freedom Park
    10/3/2017 - 64 pics

    Horseshoe Lake
    10/1/2017 - 52 pics

    Black River Park
    10/1/2017 - 64 pics

    Florence Kuipers Park
    9/24/2017 - 76 pics

    Morris Canal & Ledgewood Park
    9/17/2017 - 64 pics

    Orben Park
    9/17/2017 - 36 pics

    Maureen Ogden Preserve
    9/10/2017 - 68 pics

    IBSP: Reed's Road & CG Station #110
    9/7/2017 - 40 pics

    IBSP: Aeolium Trail
    9/7/2017 - 16 pics

    IBSP: Tidal Pond Trail
    9/7/2017 - 24 pics

    IBSP: Fisherman's Walkway Trail
    9/7/2017 - 30 pics

    IBSP: Cranberry Trail
    9/7/2017 - 25 pics

    IBSP: Johnny Allen's Cove Trail
    9/7/2017 - 47 pics

    IBSP: Spizzle Creek Trail
    9/7/2017 - 52 pics

    WildAcres Preserve
    9/5/2017 - 40 pics

    South Branch Preserve South
    9/4/2017 - 52 pics

    South Branch Preserve North
    9/4/2017 - 80 pics

    Riker Hill
    8/27/2017 - 60 pics

    Becker Park
    8/27/2017 - 44 pics

    Mosle Preserve
    8/20/2017 - 40 pics

    Patriot's Path: Mendham
    8/12/2017 - 68 pics

    DCSP: Riegelsville-Nockamixon Cliffs
    8/6/2017 - 64 pics

    Lindsay-Parsons Preserve
    7/26/2017 - 44 pics

    Buttermilk Falls
    7/25/2017 - 80 pics

    Ithaca & Cascadilla Falls
    7/24/2017 - 36 pics

    Taughonnock Falls
    7/23/2017 - 72 pics

    Sapsucker Woods
    7/22/2017 - 48 pics

    DCSP: Riegelsville-Roosevelt
    7/16/2017 - 80 pics

    Mariton Wildlife Sanctuary
    7/9/2017 - 60 pics

    Fuller Mountain Preserve
    7/4/2017 - 60 pics

    West Essex Trail, South
    6/25/2017 - 64 pics

    Passaic River: Stanley-Pine
    6/18/2017 - 80 pics

    Glenhurst Meadows
    6/4/2017 - 64 pics

    Turkey Brook Park, North
    5/28/2017 - 64 pics

    Turkey Brook Park, South
    5/21/2017 - 64 pics

    Joseph Medwick Memorial Park
    5/14/2017 - 52 pics

    Pin Oak Forest
    5/14/2017 - 68 pics

    Helyar Woods
    5/7/2017 - 88 pics

    Old Troy Road
    4/30/2017 - 52 pics

    The Green Mile
    4/30/2017 - 80 pics

    Double D Peak Redux
    4/23/2017 - 64 pics

    Waving Willie Trail
    4/16/2017 - 76 pics

    Branch Brook Park
    4/7/2017 - 72 pics

    Manasquan Reservoir
    4/5/2017 - 76 pics

    Rifle Camp Park
    3/19/2017 - 64 pics

    Righter Mine Trail
    2/26/2017 - 84 pics

    West Mountain Way Park
    2/20/2017 - 60 pics

    Watnong Mountain
    2/5/2017 - 60 pics

    Roger's Refuge & Institute Woods
    1/29/2017 - 80 pics

    Eagle Rock Reservation
    1/14/2017 - 64 pics

    Hilltop Reservation
    1/1/2017 - 68 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


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