Photography Hikes

2024 photography programs are being carefully planned and developed now.  Registration will open in December!  

Join Photographer Patrick Aalto and MSHI on a guided photography hike, exploring the amazing views and the close-up wonders of Mount St. Helens. Patrick will offer expert photography instruction and help build your skills to create more compelling and powerful images. We will explore not only the sweeping landscapes of mountains and meadows, but also the incredible worlds of plants and animals in between.  All levels of photographers are welcome, whether you use a smartphone, digital camera or film!  A naturalist guide will be present to offer you insight into the incredible natural and human history of Mount St. Helens. Taking advantage of the evening light, this trip begins in the afternoon to catch the stunning sunset, and hike out in the dark.