Achieving A Vision

“There is no trail more powerful to capture images on than the A.T.,” says photographer Steven Yocom. “At any given day on the Trail, I can be inspired beyond belief by a total stranger, be humbled by their stories, and walk away with lifelong friends who share the same passions and seek the same answers as I do.” Born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Yocom has now lived in Western North Carolina for five years. His two dogs, Sage and Cain come just about everywhere with him – as does his girlfriend Brindley, when she can get off work.

“I am grateful to have some of the most beautiful stretches of the Trail in my back yard. I’d say Grayson Highlands and the Roan Highlands are by far my favorites,” says Yocom. “Studying maps, direction of the light at that specific time of day, what is blooming, and even what time the moon will rise and set has all become very important for me to taking things further and achieving a vision I may have. They say there’s nothing greater in life than to follow your dreams and do what you love. I have found something I am more passionate about than ever and I am actively chasing that dream.”
See Steven at work on the Trail at:

Credit: film created and produced by Jacob & Luke Sutton with Creative Campfire – specializing in lifestyle, branded and outdoor video production in western North Carolina: Instagram: @creativecampfire & Vimeo:

Steven with his “assistant” Asia on the A.T. along the Wilburn Ridge area of Grayson Highlands

A.T. Max Patch, North Carolina

Harmon Den – just southeast of Max Patch