Photo by Mountaineer Photo Excursions
Photo by Mountaineer Photo Excursions

Mountaineer Photo Excursions to share tales of adventure at upcoming camera club meeting

On Thursday, February 24, 2022, the Buckhannon-Upshur Camera Club will host Amanda Haddox and Ron Gaskins of Mountaineer Photo Excursions as special speakers for their regular monthly meeting.  Meetings are held at the Upshur County Senior Center at 28 N. Kanawha St. in Buckhannon at 6:30 p.m.

Gaskins and Haddox are based in Ripley and Charleston, W.Va., and teach photography workshops and classes.  Since 2012, they have led over 40 workshops across the eastern United States including West Virginia, Kentucky, Maryland, Georgia, Maine, and others.  

In September 2021, they traveled to southern Alaska, about 200 miles west of Anchorage.  With the goal of returning for an Alaskan photo workshop, Gaskins and Haddox spent a week with a local outfitter.  Traveling each day, they photographed beautiful snow-capped mountains, the colorful fall tundra, and, of course, grizzly bears — taken from the air in bush planes and on the ground with their experienced guides.  

During their presentation to the BUCC, they will share some of their photographs and stories from their trip to “The Last Frontier,”  as well as sharing some “dos and don’ts” for an extreme adventure of this type. Haddox and Gaskins will also have information on their full schedule of photo workshops in 2022, including trips to North Carolina and Maine. For more info on Mountaineer Photo Excursions, visit their website at

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