Hello, my name is Erik Hogan. I am exploring wilderness, mainly in the Southern Appalachian Mountains, as a backpacker and photographer. In Field Notes I’m writing creative stories about these adventures, including a touch of philosophy and insight on life derived from 2 decades working as a paramedic and a cop. I share my artistic landscape photography and occasional short films of these journeys.

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Photography, backpacking, and philosophical hatchetwork. Inspired by life in the wild.


Photographer and backpacker. Aspiring Stoic.