2018 – Glacier Peaks Wilderness

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.

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Chasing Daylight : Prints Available

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We Might Fall : Prints Available

Chris hiking up Spider Glacier.

The hike we took on the way down from Lyman Glacier to Lyman Lakes:

A few snapshots from the trip:

Rocky Mountain National Park Trip

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Amazing storm light rolling through the valley.

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Somewhere I Belong : Prints Available

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Feelings Never Die : Prints Available

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Things Left Unsaid : Prints Available

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Do You Dream? : Prints Available

Sunrise at Dream Lake.

Pacific Northwest Snowshoe Camping Trip

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Dumping snow in the backcountry near Mt. Hood, Oregon. Was a blast snowshoeing in these conditions!

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Snow camping is always a blast. Especially in a place like Crater Lake.

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Amazing sunrise. The wind was blowing so hard it was actually breaking the lip of the cornice off and throwing it backwards causing broken chunks of snow/ice to litter the ground.

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Nothing like waking up to fresh snow in the back country!

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The iconic Mt Hood in the twilight hour.

Kauai Trip Images

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Blueprint For Living : Prints Available

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Great view of the Napali coast, taken from a doors off helicopter ride.

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In a rare moment of low tide and low surf, Ke’e beach is transformed into a mirror at sunrise.

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Double rainbow at Ke’e beach along Kauai’s North Shore.

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Pounding surf and a passing rainstorm made for a pretty awesome night on Secret Beach in Kauai.

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Twilight fades on Ke’e beach along Kauai’s North Shore.

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Taken while literally hanging out of a doors off helicopter ride in the pouring rain.

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Morning light on Luamaha’i Beach.

Trip Reports: Canadian Rockies

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.

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Trip Reports – Mt Rainier National Park

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.

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More new images are on there way once I get through them. Still to come: Canadian Rockies, Zion, and Yosemite.

Trip Reports: Glacier National Park

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!

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Baring Falls, Glacier National Park, MT, Montana, Waterfall, GNP

 

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Prelude : Prints Available

 

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Boundary Water Canoe Area – Summer 2013

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.

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