Sunday, August 09, 2009

East Stake TREK- Mormon Pioneer Handcart Activity

Just got back from 4 days in the wilderness, photographing the 2009 East Stake TREK, an activity for the youth of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, where they reenact for 4 days the handcart trek made by the early pioneers headed to the Salt Lake Valley. Although they do have some "comforts", like porta-pottys, prepared meals, water and gatorade, they don't shower for 4 days, and pull handcarts over 12 miles of trails, 1/2 of which is uphill (it feels like 3/4 of the way).
To see the show, click here, or the photo, or on the title. Enjoy!


Orange Peanut said...

Nathan, Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us so that we could capture this experience! We appreciate you and your finance! As I looked through the images you captured I saw so many that took my breath away! Job well done!

Megan Kanzler

Nathan Smith said...

Thanks for the nice comment- watch the show again- I added 2 songs so the pictures go by at a nice pace- Enjoy! (love the "thriller" pic :)

Karen said...

love your photos and selections for the slide show, even without hearing the music as i am on a computer without speakers. all my best to you and Maria Elisa.

Danielle said...

i got your link off of megan kanzlers blog - wow you are an amazing photographer thanks for sharing the photos with us