Samantha Caldwell


My name is Samantha Caldwell and I'm an outdoor adventure photographer from the Pacific Northwest. My favorite outdoor activity is backpacking, when I can disconnect for days at a time, swim in alpine lakes, and sleep under the stars. When I'm at home, I enjoy cooking, binge-watching 90s sitcoms and playing with my French bulldog puppy.

What's your favorite Mountain House meal?

Chicken and Dumplings - the ultimate comfort food after a long day of hiking.

What's your favorite place to hunt/hike/fish/camp/be?

Anywhere in the Cascade Mountain range, but more specifically, the Alpine Lakes Wilderness Area.

Top three pieces of gear that you never leave home without?

Camera, rain jacket and headlamp.

What's one bucket list item you plan on checking off this year?

I want to solo backpack this year and permit pending, hike the Wonderland Trail around Mt. Rainier!

Mountain House Ambassador Samantha Caldwell sitting on deck of fire tower with mountain ridge in background Samantha and her dog hiking on mountain ridge trail Samantha sitting in camp chair holding her dog in her lap staring out over snow covered mountain peaks Samantha standing at rail of fire lookout tower