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!

4 comments:

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!

Kindly,
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