When you’re hiking in a place that might never be the same, make sure you bring home a story you can share.
DON’T FEAR THE BLANK PAGE.
Write as if you’re recounting the day to a friend on the phone. Start with a scribble or simple description; it’s OK to be messy. Your style will likely change during the trip anyway. “You grow into what you like,” Kirk says.
GET INTO A HABIT.
Routine is essential. Set aside time each day to get the camera out or record the day’s events.
Capture the landscape, camp life, your hiking partners, trail milestones, and failures as well as successes. You want a well-rounded view of the trip.
The most memorable moments often happen when the weather is bad or people are working hard. When you’d rather not get out the camera, you probably should.