JMKE Photography
Jon Mattrisch, Milwaukee Photographer

The Outbound

The Outbound Collective

In 2016, I became an official "Explorer" for The Outbound Collective, a website/app that showcases incredible adventures all over the world. As part of this exclusive program, I submitted a series of my own adventures throughout mainly Wisconsin. Each adventure includes a write-up with directions, tricks and tips, pack lists, trail information and more. Additionally, I photograph each adventure along the way and feature the beauty of every location I visit. I invite you to head to to see more adventures and check out some of my own as well!

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Backpack in the Black Ridge Canyons Wilderness

Head out to the Black Ridge Canyon Wilderness and backpack under the stars of Western Colorado. Camp out looking over the natural cliffs and be in almost 100% seclusion as you relax and take in the incredible views.

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Hike the Balanced Rock Trail at Devil's Lake

Steep cliffs. Massive boulders. Gorgeous scenery. Experience it all on the Balanced Rock Trail at stunning Devil's Lake State Park in Baraboo, Wisconsin. 

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Hike the Kettle View Trail at Lapham Peak

This is a great hike most of the year, but if you love fall as much as me, do yourself a favor and head out to Lapham Peak to experience the colors in all their beauty. Located just 30 minutes west of Milwaukee, Lapham Peak is the highest point in Waukesha County, offering stunning vistas of beautiful Wisconsin.