Hike and Photography

Date: July 20, 2024
Time: 930am-1230pm CST
3 Hours
$40 per hiker

Get ready to Point and Shoot…with your cellphone camera.

We’ve had many requests to offer this dual adventure again so we are kicking off the 2024 Hiking Season with it.

Let’s hit the trail and drown our senses in all that Mother Nature has to offer, plus capture some Insta worthy photos along the way.

We are excited to partner with Chicago’s very own professional photographer, Susan Clark. She’s been a photographer since receiving her first camera in 3rd grade, always documenting the world around her. An award-winning artist with photos published from the Chicago Reader to BBC Travel, she knows her way around cameras of all shapes and sizes, and she knows the best camera is the one you always have with you – your cell phone. On this hike through a beautiful section of The Indiana Dunes National Park, Susan will share tips and tricks for nature and hiking photography. While every phone and system has different features, the basics are the same across platforms, so Androids, iPhones, and anything in between are welcome. 

We promise Mother Nature will be ready for her close-up. 📸

We will meet at the Indiana Dunes Visitors Center and carpool to the Little Calumet River trailhead

If you need to carpool or can offer to carpool from Chicago or Michiana please contact me at carlyn@backtowildadventures.com.

Check out Susan’s photos on Instagram @heysusanbrigid

What you’ll need to bring:


Sturdy closed-toe shoes (no flip-flops) and extra clothing for weather changes

lunch or snacks

Water bottle
(2-2.5 liters for this hike)

We do the planning and pick the trails, as well as, supply all the gear you will need.

For all of our hiking adventures we provide:

A day pack to borrow that can carry your water, snacks, and an extra layer of clothing

An adventure pack that includes hand sanitizer, lip balm, sunscreen, and bug wipes

A rain poncho so you can be prepared for every kind of weather.

Information and education about the trail as well as navigation and clothing tips to keep you safe on any future solo hikes