This Facebook page is infrequently updated so to see what I've been up to lately follow me on Instagram (@mykehphoto).

Montana/Endurance Sports/Type 2 Fun Photographer on the road since Feb. 2015 On my way to something, somewhere, sometime

A decade ago I spent two days of a 24 day backpacking trip with @nols through Cedar Mesa sitting alone on the rim of a canyon overlooking the ancient Anasazi Citadel ruin but never got a chance to cross the bridge to see them up close. The experience though was an impactful one that I remembered fondly and earlier this year I finally made it back to explore the site. I found it likely in the same state it’s been in for hundreds of years, but now under Monument protection afte...r becoming part of Bears Ears Nationals Monument. I’d like to think that if I were to return in another decade (or two or three) I’d find these ruins, ones like them and the beautiful canyons that surround them in the same condition but that may be under threat. That’s because today for the first time in over 100 years since Presidents on both sides of the aisle began protecting important lands under the Antiquities Act a President has revoked public lands from public hands, announcing plans to reduce the monument by 85% or 1.3 million acres (as well as the 1.9 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument by 50%). This was done despite wide public disapproval of the decision in the state, nationally and with local Native American tribes who consider the land sacred and is likely legally outside the scope of the Presidents powers. While this is discouraging one of the things I learned at the @guenergylabs media summit at Bears Ears this past summer is that organizations like the Conservation Allience and Friends of Cedar Mesa understood that the voices and opinions of the public would likely be overlooked for private interests and minority opposition and are preparing to fight the decision in court. So if you want to continue to visit or protect special lands like these in the US for future generations keep making your voices heard and consider donating to the numerous organizations out there fighting for it. #standwithbearsears #monumentsforall #placesweplay #protectbearsears @ Bears Ears National Monument

See More
Image may contain: sky, mountain, outdoor and nature
Image may contain: sky, outdoor and nature
Image may contain: outdoor

The Tarahumara locals set records running this race in JEANS and SANDALS.

After a cancellation in 2015 due to drug violence, nearly 1,000 Tarahumara gathered in Copper Canyon this March to run the brutal, unrelenting 50-miler.

If you're an ultrarunner or endurance enthusiast there is no race or experience more unique than traveling to the Copper Canyons in Mexico to run with the Tarahumara at the Ultra Caballo Blanco. This past March I made the 20 hour drive through Mexico with the Mas Locos and Mas Korima for the event. You can check out some photos from the experience in this new gallery for Outside Magazine put together with the help of writer Jay Bouchard.

After a cancellation in 2015 due to drug violence, nearly 1,000 Tarahumara gathered in Copper Canyon this March to run the brutal, unrelenting 50-miler

Photos from volunteering for Adventure Scientists while I was down in Antarctica for the 4Deserts "Last Desert" stage race this past November. If you're traveling to remote corners of the world or are a trail runner in Bozeman, Montana and want to help with their microplasics data sampling give them a follow!

Image may contain: 1 person, sky, snow and outdoor
Adventure Scientists

Day 5 of our 2017 Countdown to 30K Likes:

“I think Adventure Scientist has some great programs to utilize adventurers around the globe to help collect data for ...conservation research projects that benefit and help us understand our planet's wildlife and ecosystems,” says Myke Hermsmeyer, a Montana based Endurance Sports/Type 2 Fun Photographer.

Myke sampled for the Worldwide Microplastics Initiative on his trip to Antarctica, where he photographed the 250km 4Deserts stage race in remote locations around Antarctica. Our Global Microplastics Initiative maps and analyzes the spread and proliferation of plastic particles smaller than 5mm that likely pose a massive environmental and human health risk when they enter our waterways.

Like our page and help us reach 30,000! #30kby17 #adventurescientists #microplastics #antarctica

See More

I prefer shooting races and events in the mountains but shooting commercially in a city has it's own fun challenges (like trying to avoid getting hit by a car lying on an open cobblestone street). Photo from a shoot with Matt Trappe Photography for New Balance in Brooklyn and NYC this past Fall for their 2017 line and new New York City Marathon sponsorship.

Image may contain: one or more people and shoes
New Balance

Starting off #2017 on the right foot. #alwaysinbeta

Check out some of my photos from the 250km 4 Deserts running race in "The Last Desert" via Outside Magazine.

These photos left us shivering.

Photographer Myke Hermsmeyer documented “The Last Desert" race, providing us a glimpse into the logistical challenges of staging a multi-day race at the world’s end.

Last month I spent 12 days on an expedition boat in Antarctica shooting the 4Deserts 250km "The Last Desert" stage race. Without access to internet on the boat and quickly jumping into a busy week of work back in the states I never got a chance to share much about the experience but I just helped put together a photo gallery recap for Outside Magazine. Check it out to learn more about what it takes to put on a running event in one of the most beautiful and remote areas of the world.…/beautiful-brutal-multi-day-…

Opticus Inc. MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT GU Energy Labs HOKA ONE ONE Kahtoola, Inc. Squirrel's Nut Butter Oceanwide Expeditions

Nature writer and Explorers Club fellow Barry Lopez once wrote that Antarctica’s landscape “retained Earth’s primitive link, however tenuous, with space, with the void that stretched out to Jupiter and Uranus.” It is a place so alien and removed from civilization that, as Lopez put it, “the light it...

I've been privileged to witness some incredible feats of athleticism by Jim Walmsley over the last few years and was beyond excited to see him conquer the Grand Canyon yesterday setting records for both the 21 mile Rim-to-Rim and 42 mile Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim. Read more about his run via Outside Magazine. #kingofthecanyon

This past Monday, Jim Walmsley shattered Rob Krar’s record for the double-crossing of the Grand Canyon—or, as it’s called, Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim.
Myke Hermsmeyer added 64 new photos to the album: 2016 The Rut VK.

2016 The Rut VK

Simon Mtuy on the cover of UltraRunning Magazine racing up Squaw Valley Ski Resort during the inaugural The Broken Arrow Skyrace this past June. Check out the September issue to see my photo on the cover with more images from the race as well as a few from my 15 hour stint at the Hardrock 100.

Image may contain: one or more people and outdoor
UltraRunning Magazine

Simon Mtuy summiting Squaw Peak via the “Stairway to Heaven” during the Broken Arrow Skyrace. Mtuy is not only an accomplished ultrarunner with 10 Western State...s silver buckles, the Tanzanian is also the founder of Summit Expeditions and Nomadic Experience where he and his team have been leading clients on adventures up Kilimanjaro, in the Serengeti and on Zanzibar since 1998. [Photo: Myke Hermsmeyer]

See More

There's no better way to experience an amazing country like Sri Lanka than by running across it with friends from around the world. This past winter I had the opportunity to shoot the 155 mile 4 Deserts Roving Race through the island nation covering competitors from around the world carrying all of their own supplies through the countries wild terrain. I put together a photo essay of the adventure in last month's Trail Runner magazine which you can now check out online.

Racing in Sri Lanka involves heat, humidity, dancing, armed guards and elephants

A true adventure race through the hills and villages of Sri Lanka

In case you hadn't heard my friend Jim Walmsley had kind of a memorable day racing the Western States 100 this past Saturday. I was along to document Jim's almost record breaking run at the world's oldest and most prestigious 100 miler which sadly ended with a tragic turn. For my photos and a writeup on Jim's race checkout this article from Outside Magazine.…/jim-walmsleys-insane-day-wes…

For the first 93 miles of last weekend’s Western States 100, 26-year-old Jim Walmsley was on pace to shatter the course record. Spectators following Walmsley’s progress—both along the trail in Northern California and via social media—were dumbfounded: Western States is considered one of the most com...

Excited to be joining Trail Runner magazine as an instructor at their annual Trail Runner Photo Camp in a few weeks. July 5-8 I'll be heading to Marble, Colorado (between Crested Butte and Carbondale) to assist Fredrik Marmsater Photography and Trail Runner's Art Director Randy Levensaler as they teach participants how to take better trail photos. If you're interested in improving your outdoor photography with the help of some Salomon Running and Suunto athletes check out more info below.…/571-enroll-in-the-2015-trai…

Make sure to check out this month's Trail Runner magazine for some of my photos in two articles - one on ultrarunning speedster, recent Lake Sonoma 50 miler course record holder and Western States Endurance Run favorite Jim Walmsley (pictured checking out the magazine at the Mountain Pulse Running Adventures Tahoe Ultra Camp) and a photo essay/writeup on the 2016 4 Deserts Sri Lanka "Roving Race," a 155 mile/seven day self-supported running race across the beautiful and remote island nation this past February.

Image may contain: 1 person
Image may contain: outdoor

The last week I've had the pleasure of returning to Tahoe to help with the 2nd annual Mountain Pulse Running Adventures Tahoe Ultra Camp with John Fitzgerald, Sean Meissner, Kristina Siladi, new staffers Jim Walmsley and Kendra Dennis and a great group of campers. Check out the Mountain Pulse Running Adventures page for more photos from the camp and stay tuned for more photos from their upcoming camp in the San Juans (on some of the Hardrock 100 course) July 25th-30th.

More info on the camp at

Excited to be lending a hand (sometimes literally) to GU Energy Labs this year. Always great to work with a company of athletes dedicated to investing in product research and their support of ultra athletes and content creators.

Image may contain: text
Image may contain: outdoor
No automatic alt text available.
Myke Hermsmeyer added 35 new photos to the album: 2016 Shedhorn SkiMo at Big Sky — with Teague Holmes and 3 others.
April 12, 2016

Some course hightlights from the Shedhorn Skimo race at Big Sky Resort where racers covered 18 miles and 9,500' up ridgelines and fixed rope ascents and down icy couloirs. Congrats to Eric Carter - Skier and Meredith June Edwards on their wins and thanks to Big Sky Ski Patrol and the Cosmic Series - Colorado Ski Mountaineering Cup for putting on such an awesome race.