The tours also feature many photographers. Mitch Miller at Studio 71 (@fineearthphotography) explores amazing landscapes and skies, of which Joshua Tree has plenty of both. A southern California native, Mitch was raised on camping in Yosemite National Park and the northern California coast redwoods. “Art, camping and hiking run in our family. My grandmother created lamp shades. My mother, Mavis, painted and wrote. My father, Jack, planned some wonderful family vacations which always included hiking. My brother, Charles, earned a living as a photographer, painter, woodworker and builder. … I’ve also been published in Backpacker magazine.” HIs travels have taken him to the summits of over 100 Sierra Nevada mountains, the low and high deserts of California and the red rock canyons, rims and buttes of the Colorado plateau, and elsewhere. It is the Sierra Nevada, Pacific and Desert Southwest of the United States where he is most inspired. Many of his images were shot during arduous, multi-day backpacking trips. Stop by and see his work in person.