Glacier Peaks Wilderness in Washington had long been on my list, but I’d never taken the opportunity to go explore it before. This summer one of my buddies and I took a 63 mile backcountry loop through a section of it. Pretty amazing scenery throughout. Wildfires and bald blue skies made for less than epic photography, but the backpacking was amazing.
Chris hiking up Spider Glacier.
The hike we took on the way down from Lyman Glacier to Lyman Lakes:
This past fall I was able to spend a few days in Zion National Park with some of my good friends and fellow photographers. One of my favorite National Parks, it’s like a giant photographers playground. Some of the best areas of the park can’t even be experienced unless you get deep into the backcountry.
Some new images from my trip to the Canadian Rockies this past fall. For part of the trip we visited Assiniboine Provincial park to photograph and explore for several days. Took some logistics and planning as there are no roads into the park. The only way in is by hiking, helicopter, or horseback. We took the heli in and then hiked out 20 miles at the end of our trip. It was a great adventure and we had a blast. I’m definitely going to have to visit the park again. Although maybe next time I’ll take the heli both ways! Mt Assiniboine is absolutely staggering. It’s called the Mattehorn of the Rockies for a reason.
Finally! Some new images. I was fortunate enough to get to spend 8 days solo backpacking in Mt Rainier National Park this past summer. I had never been there, so I spent much of my time scouting and hiking. It rained pretty much the entire time I was there. I saw Rainier the first day I was there and the last day and a half. That being said, it was still an awesome trip. I was able to get a ton of backcountry hiking in. The mountain itself is absolutely staggering. I’ve been around big mountains, but wasn’t really prepared for how jaw dropping it would be. This was also my first trip during wildflower season. It was crazy how many wildflowers there were, they were everywhere! I saw a huge brown bear near Pyramid Peak. Scared the poor guy pretty bad though, he saw me as I reached for my GoPro and went tearing across the meadow before I could get him on camera.
More new images are on there way once I get through them. Still to come: Canadian Rockies, Zion, and Yosemite.
Here are my new images from my trip to Glacier National Park this fall. I drug my good friend and fellow photographer Monte Trumbull with me. Our first visit to this national park, and we were definitely not disappointed. Pretty amazing park! I’ll definitely have to make another trip here to do some more back country hiking and camping.
The wildlife at this park was amazing. I saw more wildlife during our week at Glacier than I’ve seen on all my other trips combined. We saw tons of big horn sheep and mountain goats, black bears, eagles, marmots, a moose, and a grizzly. I think the only animal I didn’t see was a wolverine, hopefully next time!
Few quick shots from our family vacation in the Boundary Water Canoe Area in Northern Minnesota. We go up there every year, and while it isn’t typically a photography trip for me, I did manage to sneak away to take a few images this year.