Category Archive: Hiking and Camping

Yellowstone in April

The relativity of time is fascinating.  I’m not saying I contemplate Einstein as I wander around Yellowstone, but I’m always amazed at how dramatically my perception of time fluctuates on a day-to-day, month-to-month,… Continue reading

Yellowstone in March

Sometimes I have to remind myself how special it is to see wild wolves in the contiguous United States.  There aren’t many left – fewer than 6,000, according to recent estimates.  And the… Continue reading

Livingston, Montana

A while ago a question burrowed into my brain and refused to leave:  What would it be like to photograph Yellowstone National Park for an entire year? Slowly a plan began to take… Continue reading

Ansel Adams Wilderness, California and Cabo San Lucas, Mexico

To help celebrate Marie’s birthday I planned not one but two weekend getaways. First up:  backcountry camping at Ediza Lake in the Ansel Adams Wilderness.  Marie had been wanting to go there for… Continue reading

The Palouse, Washington

Imagine sand dunes rolling to the horizon in all directions.  Now replace the sand with meticulously cultivated farmland – gentle slopes of green, yellow, and brown – and you’re close to picturing the… Continue reading

Olympic National Park and the Columbia River Gorge, Washington and Oregon

The timing of my trips to the Pacific Northwest has always been off.  The Palouse area of eastern Washington and the waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge are incredibly photogenic in late spring,… Continue reading

El Chalten, Argentina

El Chalten is a tiny town.  You can walk from one end to the other in 15 minutes.  And yet – thanks to its location at the base of an incredibly scenic mountain… Continue reading

Torres del Paine, Chile, Part 2

The worst part about sleeping in dorm rooms?  All the snoring.  In a six-person dorm you’re almost guaranteed to have at least two heavy snorers.  And I didn’t pack ear plugs.  By the… Continue reading

Torres del Paine, Chile, Part 1

It’s kind of fun to have no idea where I’m going next. With almost two months before the next sure thing on my calendar (a visit to Denver in December), I had plenty… Continue reading

From Denver, Colorado to Mountain View, California

It’s always great to spend time at my parents’ place in Denver.  For almost two weeks I hung out with my family, ate unbeatable mom-cooked food, caught up on photos, and was generally… Continue reading