/// Wild Tracks - Landscape Photography by Eduardo Gallo

WILD TRACKS

Passion for Landscape Photography

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MY TRACKS

I like to keep track of where I have been both for my own enjoyment and as a source of information for future trips. I have learned from experience that although quite often the best shots only occur when wonderful light pops up quite unexpectedly, it is better and certainly less frustrating to be prepared, do your homework, and be as knowledgeable as possible about the locations you are visiting. That way you will reduce the amount of time spent driving back roads that take nowhere or scrambling up peaks that have no views. And certainly I do not enjoy to all of a sudden realize that I made that exact mistake several years back (been there, done that). So better be prepared, document your trips, and if you are lucky enough to return to the same place at a later time, take advantage of the previous experience.

Below you can find links to several Google Earth files containing detailed descriptions of where have I been and what have I done while on the field. Except the first three, each file corresponds to a single photographic trip, and shows the trip duration in days and its length in miles. The icons in each trip are chronologically ordered.

Google Earth file for this trip

MY PHOTOS. Shows the location and orientation from where each of the photographs in this site was taken. It is a compilation of the different Google Earth links that appear just above the description of the individual photographs within their respective web pages.

Google Earth file for this trip

MY FLIGHTS. Shows all the plane trips I have taken in my life (grouped by year), both those related with this web page and those taken for other reasons. Red lines indicate return trips while green ones are single way or multiple stop flights.

Google Earth file for this trip

WORLD'S MOST PROMINENT PEAKS. Prominence is a concept that represents the elevation of a mountain summit in relation to the terrain that surrounds it, and for many it is a better indication of the mountain size than its height. The prominence of a summit is its elevation relative to the highest point to which one must descend before reascending to a higher summit. This link shows the 1524 mountains known to have a prominence higher than 1500 meters (4921 feet), compiled based on data taken from peaklist.org.

Google Earth file for this trip

YUKON (August 2017, 15 d, 1200 m)

October 2012, Vermilion Cliffs National Monument, AZ, USA
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PATAGONIA (March 2017, 19 d, 1600 m)

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SOUTHWEST (August 2016, 14 d, 2500 m)

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SIERRA NEVADA (Sept 2015, 15 d, 1300 m)

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ICELAND (August 2015, 15 d, 2500 m)

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OLYMPICS (July 2015, 8 d, 1300 m)

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CALIFORNIA (June 2015, 2 d, 500 m)

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ALASKA (August 2014, 28 d, 2950 m)

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LA PALMA (April 2014, 9 d, 300m)

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SOUTHWEST (December 2013, 16 d, 1800 m)

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ROCKIES (August 2013, 17 d, 3700 m)

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CASCADES (July 2013, 9 d, 150 m)

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COSTA RICA (March 2013, 17 d, 1000 m)

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SOUTHWEST (October 2012, 16 d, 1800 m)

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NORTHERN TERRITORY (May 2012, 20d, 1050m)

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NEW ZEALAND (March 2012, 17 d, 1650 m)

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SOUTHWEST (October 2011, 16 d, 2400 m)

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TASMANIA (March 2011, 13 d, 500 m)

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COLORADO (October 2010, 24 d, 3950 m)

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BAJA CALIFORNIA (March 2010, 14 d, 1100 m)

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QUEENSLAND (March 2010, 6 d, 650 m)

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SIERRA NEVADA (August 2009, 9 d, 850 m)

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SOUTHWEST (May 2009, 14 d, 3600 m)

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ARIZONA (February 2009, 4 d, 700 m)

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NEW ENGLAND (October 2008, 15 d, 2500 m)

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SOUTHWEST (April 2008, 7 d, 1300 m)

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NEW MEXICO (October 2007, 3 d, 850 m)

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SMOKIES (October 2007, 3 d, 600 m)

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HAWAII (September 2007, 8 d, 1000 m)

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NORTHWEST (August 2007, 12 d, 500 m)

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SOUTHWEST (April 2007, 15 d, 2700 m)

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PATAGONIA (December 2006, 13 d, 1150 m)

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OLYMPICS (October 2006, 2 d, 550 m)

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SIERRA NEVADA (October 2006, 9 d, 1350 m)

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SIERRA NEVADA (August 2006, 14 d, 1200 m)

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APPALACHIANS (November 2005, 5 d, 900 m)

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AUSTRALIA (September 2005, 28 d, 5300 m)

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SHENANDOAH (July 2005, 3 d, 850 m)

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SOUTHWEST (June 2005, 15 d, 2550 m)

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SOUTHWEST (October 2004, 4 d, 1070 m)

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HAWAII (September 2004, 8 d, 820 m)

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NORTHWEST (Summer 2004, 24 d, 3150 m)

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EVERGLADES (November 2003, 6 d, 800 m)

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SOUTHWEST (September 2003, 23 d, 4300 m)

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CANADIAN ROCKIES (July 2002, 10 d, 2300 m)

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BIG WEST LOOP (July 2001, 18 d, 6200 m)

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SPAIN (multiple years)

The meaning of the different icons employed in the above Google Earth files follows:

icon_wildtracks

Wild Tracks photo taken, with proper orientation

icon_airport

Airport arrival or departure

icon_camp

Night spent camping in the wilderness

icon_carcamp

Night spent camping close to vehicle

August 2013, Banff National Park, AB, Canada
icon_lodge

Night spent in hotel, motel, or at home

icon_drive

Paved road driven with own vehicle

icon_4x4

Gravel, sand, or rocky track with own vehicle

icon_bus

Road traveled by bus, van, taxi, or hitchhiking

icon_aircraft

General aviation aircraft

icon_train

Train

icon_ferry

Ferry or motor equipped boat

icon_parking

Trailhead

icon_hike

Hiking, trekking, backpacking, bushwacking...

icon_view

Viewpoint on foot (with or w/o path)

icon_carview

Viewpoint from road

icon_city

Urban stroll

icon_river

Challenging river fording on foot

icon_kayaking

Kayaking, canoeing, or rowing

icon_snorkel

Snorkeling

icon_swim

Swimming

icon_caving

Caving

icon_bike

Cycling, mountain biking

icon_cablecar

Cable car