Author Bio

Gemina Garland-Lewis

Gemina got her start in the outdoors early on, with the better part of the first three years of her life spent in a backpack or a tent exploring the American Southwest and northern Mexico with her parents. She is a Seattle-based photographer, writer and National Geographic Explorer with a degree in Biology and Environmental Studies from Colgate University and an MS in Conservation Medicine from Tufts University. Gemina is an avid outdoor adventurer and environmental stewardship advocate. You will likely find her out on the trail and chasing the light with camera in tow, a silly grin on her face. REI member since 2012.

Stories by Gemina Garland-Lewis...
Hiker on a trail

Leave No Trace in Action

The year is 2001. I am 15 years old and it is my first time visiting Yellowstone National Park. My mother stands next to me at Morning Glory Pool as we take in ...