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Red Columbine
“Red Columbine & Twisted Stalk” © Maryann Gaug – winner of 2022 Best of Show Photography

Formed in 1973, Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers, Inc., is an organization of professional and aspiring communicators, dedicated to sharing the outdoor experience. Through writing, photography, broadcast media, and artistic expression, members provide information about the recreational and natural resources found in the Rocky Mountain West. Become a part of our creative community.

  • RMOWP’s 2023 conference will be in Los Alamos, New Mexico, Tuesday through Friday, October 3-6. Mark your calendars!
  • Participate in our annual contest. The 2022 winners were announced at the annual conference in Golden, Colorado in late June. Visit the contest area of our website to view 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winning images. Entry deadline for 2023 is July 10.
  • Meet some of our members — see what we’re up to.

We need your inspiration, participation, and support. YOU are the organization!

2022 1st Place
Photo Award Winners

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Recent news

So why are we going to Los Alamos???

One of the things we like about Los Alamos is that it offers a delightful variety of attractions and activities, practically something for everyone. Details on organized field trips are being worked out, and we’ll also be suggesting things you will want to do on your own. The 2023 conference is a group effort, with Don Laine and Linda Haehnle as conference co-chairs and Virginia Staat taking the lead on setting up workshops.


Of Days Past

By Richard Holmes

I can still hear the crunching sound of tires on white gravel as the car slowly turned into the long driveway toward the stone farmhouse. But my preoccupation was with the tree. Was it still there? Was it the same?


Conference Choices

by Don Laine

Where are we going next year? And maybe the next few?

With apologies to Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, and the delightful Dorothy Lamour, “We’re off on the Road to Morocco…”

Well, not really. But we are checking out three possible locations that are just as fascinating, all relatively small communities with plenty to see and do, and we hope, affordable lodging and meeting space. Please continue reading and then email info@rmowp.org with your thoughts. Now, in no particular order, our three possible locations are: Los Alamos, NM, Cortez, CO, and Kanab, UT. Read on for why…