Pro Trekker Among the Frozen Falls

Pro shooter Ed Heaton just sent us an update about his latest adventure in upstate PA. As you can see, the conditions were rather icy. Fortunately, Ed’s gear was protected in a Pro Trekker 400 AW backpack. Here’s what Ed had to say about the adventure.

As a professional landscape photographer and workshop instructor, I spend a ton of time in the outdoors. Whether it’s making images for clients, my website or creating new images to use as teaching aids, I always have my gear in my Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW. It’s comfortable to carry fully loaded, and I feel pretty good knowing that my gear is protected from the elements.

Ed Heaton with Lowepro Pro Trekker 400 AW

My latest adventure was a visit to Rickett’s Glen Natural Area, a national landmark that boasts a series of wild, free-flowing waterfalls, which this time of year are frozen! The 94-foot Ganoga Falls is the highest of 22 named waterfalls in Ricketts Glen State Park, and it’s one of the most scenic areas in Pennsylvania. In order to hike into the falls area in winter, you’ll need a good set of ice crampons and a solid nerve. With the mist from the falls combining with the below-freezing temperatures, it’s a winter wonderland.

Thanks Ed for the update. You look great with that backpack. Photo credit: Michael Lawrence (a friend of Ed’s).

Derrick Story is the Photography Evangelist for Lowepro.


About Derrick

Derrick Story is a professional photographer, writer, teacher and photography evangelist for Lowepro. He has authored several digital media books, including his latest, The Photoshop CS4 Companion for Photographers and The Digital Photography Companion (O'Reilly Media, publisher). Derrick is a Senior Contributor for Macworld magazine where he writes a digital photography column, and he's a regular presenter on the popular training site, Online, Derrick has formed a virtual camera club called The Digital Story ( that's open to all photography enthusiasts. The site features weekly podcasts, daily posts, training videos, and reader-submitted photos. You can reach Derrick at

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