The Mountainsmith Adventure Photographer Series returns after a short hiatus in an updated format, let’s call it APS – 2.0

In this first installment of the second round of Adventure Photographers, we are proud to feature Mountainsmith product tester, Patrick Dodge.  For his semester abroad in Bilbao, Spain, we sent him along with a Lariat 65 backpack to give us some insight into how the pack holds up for urban backpacking.  Patrick put it to the test as he traipsed across Western Europe surfing waves, sleeping in hostels, and capturing the experiences with his Canon T3i.  Share in his travels with a couple of his favorites from his time spent living in the Basque region of Spain.

All photographs ©Patrick Dodge

Interested in being featured in a future installment?  Contact jeremy@mountainsmith.com

Unlike the arid South of Spain, the Basque Country is defined by the color green. The mountains of the north meet the ocean abruptly.
Unlike the arid South of Spain, the Basque Country is defined by the color green. The mountains of the north meet the ocean abruptly.
Two SUPers paddling down “La Ria” at sunset in Bilbao
Two SUPers paddling down “La Ria” at sunset in Bilbao
I shot this with a longer exposure. Although you can rarely see stars in Bilbao, the city lights can be just as magnificent.
I shot this with a longer exposure. Although you can rarely see stars in Bilbao, the city lights can be just as magnificent.
One of the more popular sports in the Basque Country is “Pelota
One of the more popular sports in the Basque Country is “Pelota
I took this through the viewfinder of a friends’ Nikon. The photo was taken in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
I took this through the viewfinder of a friends’ Nikon. The photo was taken in San Juan de Gaztelugatxe.
This is one of the many beaches accessible via the Bilbao metro. The Basque Country is known for beautiful waves and beautiful beaches.
This is one of the many beaches accessible via the Bilbao metro. The Basque Country is known for beautiful waves and beautiful beaches.
This is an amazing structure and happens to be where Raphael is buried. The locals say that even when it rains, water does not fall through the hole in the roof. Rome, Italy
This is an amazing structure and happens to be where Raphael is buried. The locals say that even when it rains, water does not fall through the hole in the roof. Rome, Italy
This was taken from Notre Dame.  France
This was taken from Notre Dame. France
Man overboard amsterdam canal house boat umbrella
Man overboard
Urban water transportation at its best. amsterdam netherlands houseboat canal
Urban water transportation at its best.

 

Deustro Skatepark Patrick Dodge photography skateboarding bilbao spain
I met 78 year old “Juan Jose” in the Deusto district skatepark of Bilbao

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