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Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Paintbrush Divide

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Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Paintbrush DivideGrand Teton National Park, Wyoming I’ve definitely already written it in my other posts covering this trip, but the Paintbrush Divide was one of my motives for hiking the Teton Crest Trail a second time. I just wanted to finish it. And not fully from a ‘sense of […]

Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Sunrise at Lake Solitude

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Teton Crest Trail, Day 4 – Sunrise at Lake Solitude Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming I was hiking the Teton Crest Trail for a second time in five years because I enjoy backpacking and the scenery is down-right stunning. But… I also had two ulterior motives based on some photography goals. One of which was […]

Teton Crest Trail, Day 3 – Sunrise atop Hurricane Pass

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Teton Crest Trail, Day 3 – Sunrise atop Hurricane PassGrand Teton National Park, Wyoming When I first hiked the Teton Crest Trail in 2014, Hurricane Pass was unquestionably my favorite spot on the trail and one of the more impressive views I had thought I have ever seen. I stand by that. It’s gorgeous. But […]

Teton Crest Trail, Day 2 – Fox Creek Pass to Alaska Basin

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Teton Crest Trail, Day 2 – Fox Creek Pass to Alaska BasinGrand Teton National Park, Wyoming Chillin’ in Alaska Basin – I had purposely planned our second day on the Teton Crest Trail to be one of the easier days because I knew we would still be getting our trail legs under us and because […]

Back into my Favorite Mountains! The Teton Crest Trail 2019

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Back into my Favorite Mountains! The Teton Crest Trail 2019 Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming I think I’ve officially decided that Grand Teton National Park is my favorite national park and the Teton Range, my favorite mountains to explore. Schwabacher Landing So when I got the invite to backpack the Teton Crest Trail last summer, […]

Backpacking Willow Lakes outside of Silverthorne

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Backpacking Willow Lakes outside of Silverthorne Eagles Nest Wilderness, Colorado Backpacking Willow Lakes – It was mid-July and the Colorado high country was finally thawing out from an incredibly wet and cold spring. Summer was halfway over and I had yet to get a backpacking trip under my belt. With permits for the Teton Crest […]

An Unplanned 600-Mile Colorado Road Trip

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An Unplanned 600-Mile Colorado Road Trip When the wife went home to Wisconsin for the fourth of July last year, I decided that I really wanted to get out exploring… i.e. camping, mountain biking, and capturing some epic pictures. And for some genius idea, I thought Crested Butte was a good idea… What. A. Shitshow. […]

Exploring Dinosaur National Monument… Hold on to Your Butts!

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Exploring Dinosaur National Monumentā€¦ Hold on to Your Butts!Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado Dinosaur National Monument – “Dinosaurs once roamed here. Their fantastic remains are still visible embedded in the rocks. Today, the mountains, desert and untamed rivers flowing in deep canyons, support an array of life. Petroglyphs hint at earlier cultures. Later, homesteaders and outlaws […]

20 Pictures from Bali that make me so stoked I’m Heading Back

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20 Pictures from Bali that make me so Stoked I’m Heading Back…Bali, Indonesia 20 Pictures from Bali that make me so Stoked I’m Heading Back… – That’s actually not true. I’m not really going back to Bali, but as this posts, I am currently somewhere over the Pacific Ocean on my way back to Indonesia. […]

Driving the Road to Hana is Awesome!

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Driving the Road to Hana is Awesome!Maui, Hawaii The famous Road to Hana hugs the southeastern coast of Maui twisting along sheer cliffs and through lush valleys bursting with waterfalls. And I love me some scenic road trips so I was so excited to spend a day driving it. It was actually even more awesome […]

Maui Wowie

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Maui WowieMaui, Hawaii After almost a week of adventures and relaxation on the Big Island of Hawaii, we hopped over to Maui for another couple of days to finish off vacation. Maui was absolutely beautiful, but photography-wise, two days was definitely not enough… I’ll definitely have to head back! Wailea Sunset Three Bear Falls Waimoku […]

The Big Island of Hawaii is Pretty Incredible

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The Big Island of Hawaii is Pretty Incredible Back at the end of April, we flew out to Hawaii to spend some time on the Big Island of Hawaii and Maui. Little bit of adventures mixed in with a lot of bit of infinity pools and cocktails. Waip’o Valley Honestly, I hate to admit it […]

9 Pics from a Long Weekend in Chicago

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9 Pics from a Long Weekend in Chicago Long Weekend in Chicago – I had only been to Chicago once and since I was just out of college and knew someone that ran a bar so let’s just say I didn’t see and experience much of the city. I was stoked when my wife had […]

Chasing Some Epic Shots in Moab

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Chasing Some Epic Shots in MoabMoab, Utah Sticking with my inability to stay still last winter, I set out for my first camping trip of the year in early March. Since I had already hit up Bryce and Zion National Parks in the prior few months, I decided to go the easy route and try […]

New York City – Just Some Pictures from a Long Weekend in NYC

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New York City – Just Some Pictures from a Long Weekend in NYC Nothing really to say… just some pictures from a long weekend in New York City last year for some family-time and sightseeing. Manhattan Grand Central Station St Patrick’s Cathedral Somewhere in Midtown… Lower Manhattan Rockefeller Center The Oculus Lower Manhattan One World […]

Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in the Middle of Winter

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Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in the Middle of WinterBryce Canyon National Park, Utah Visiting Bryce Canyon National Park in the Middle of Winter – If you follow my photography and adventures, I’m sure you already know that I absolutely love the deserts of the southwest and even after all these years, I still get […]

Visiting Zion National Park in the Middle of Winter

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Visiting Zion National Park in the Middle of WinterZion National Park, Utah Visiting Zion National Park in the Middle of Winter – Zion National Park in southwestern Utah is hands-down one of the most beautiful places in the world and you’re wrong if you think otherwise. šŸ™‚ I first visited back in the Spring of […]

Munduk – Trekking & Touring Central Bali

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Trekking & Touring Central BaliMunduk, Bali *Note, this is super old (early 2018), but since I wrote it and never posted it, here we go…* Munduk – I don’t know why, but planning out my time in Bali was one of the harder trips I’ve tried to figure out, which when you think about it, […]

2019 in Pictures: 19 of my Favorite Images from this Year

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2019 in Pictures: 19 of my Favorite Images from this Year 2019 In Pictures – I started last year’s post with: “This past year was a big one for me, travel-wise. So much so that I actually think I burned myself out.” Well, I ended up going even bigger this year driving nearly 14,000 miles […]

2018 In Pictures: 18 of My Favorite Shots From This Year

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2018 In Pictures: 18 of My Favorite Shots From This Year 2018 In Pictures – This past year was a big one for me, travel-wise. So much so that I actually think I burned myself out. I spent the spring camping in Utah nearly every-other weekend before heading to Asia and wandering around Hong Kong, […]

My 14 Favorite Pictures of Singapore

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My 14 Favorite Pictures of Singapore My 14 Favorite Pictures of Singapore – Over the course of three days, I walked nearly 30 miles around Singapore this past spring, which I think was pretty impressive considering how much I also took the incredibly efficient MRT around as well. I got to experience and photograph a […]

Gardens by the Bay – Singapore, the City in a Garden

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Gardens by the Bay – the City in a Garden Singapore On the southern-end of Marina Bay sits the Gardens by the Bay, Singapore’s 21st-century botanic garden. As part of the plan to transform Singapore into a ‘City in a Garden’ and raise the quality of life with enhanced the greenery, the Gardens by the […]

Marina Bay, Singapore

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Marina Bay Singapore Created by reclaimed land around the mouth of the Singapore River and blocked off to the sea by the Marina Barrage, Marina Bay is at the core of Singapore’s urban transformation efforts. Overlapping the Financial District, Clarke Quay, and the central Civic District, the area is comprised of some of Singapore’s most […]

Wandering Around Singapore

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Wandering Around Singapore ā€œSpotless, efficient, safe, protected, controlled. A utopian city-state, run like a multinational company. Welcome toĀ Singapore, Incorporated.ā€ – Anthony Bourdain Unlike Hong Kong, I had never been through Singapore at all, but for some reason, I was just as curious to travel there as well. Maybe even more-so. Along with being a melting […]

15 Pictures of Hong Kong That Really Make Me Want to Go Back

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15 Pictures Hong Kong That Really Make Me Want to Go Back Hong Kong It’s been an incredibly busy six months since I was in Hong Kong and I’m realizing that out of the hundreds of pictures I took, I haven’t really done anything with them yet. Or done anything with my pictures from Singapore. […]

The Best Photography Spots Along the High Sierra Trail

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The Best Photography Spots Along the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California When I’m backpacking, I usually enjoy doing little-to-no work once I’ve reached and set up camp. Because of this, there were times during my once-in-a-lifetime High Sierra trip where I didn’t even go out and shoot during the golden hours, usually using […]

Mt Whitney: the Tallest Peak in the Lower US

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Mt Whitney: the Tallest Peak in the Lower US Sequoia National Park, California Standing only 84.6 miles from Badwater Basin in Death Valley National Park, which is the lowest point in North America (-282 feet), Mt Whitney is the highest mountain in the contiguous United States at 14,505 feet – a whopping 14,787 foot difference! […]

High Sierra Trail Day 3 (Part 2) – Kaweah Gap to Moraine Lake

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High Sierra Trail Day 3 (Part 2) – Kaweah Gap to Moraine Lake Sequoia National Park, California The longest 2.2 miles ever… From Kaweah Gap, the High Sierra Trail began a long, gradual descent through drastically different terrain going from theĀ the barren alpine zone to a flourishing tundra. During the last few ice ages, a […]

High Sierra Trail Day 2 – Bearpaw Meadow to Hamilton Lake

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High Sierra Trail Day 2 – Bearpaw Meadow to Hamilton Lake Sequoia National Park, California Having bitten off a little extra mileage than we planned on our first day out on the High Sierra Trail, we began our second day with a nice, leisurely breakfast before finally breaking camp somewhere around the crack of 10. […]

High Sierra Trail Day 1 – Crescent Meadow to Bearpaw Meadow

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High Sierra Trail Day 1 – Crescent Meadow to Bearpaw Meadow (11.4 miles) Sequoia National Park, California High Sierra Trail, Day 1: Crescent Meadow to Bearpaw Meadow – After an early wake-up in Visalia, our bus dropped us off a the Giant Sequoia Museum in Sequoia National Park around nine in the morning. We hopped […]

Planning for the High Sierra Trail

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Planning for the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California I would argue that planning for the High Sierra Trail was more difficult than the hike itself… Permits First off, permits are absolutely required for the High Sierra Trail and although they’re said to be easier to obtain than permits for the John Muir Trail, […]

The History of the High Sierra Trail

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The History of the High Sierra Trail Sequoia National Park, California (*Most of the information was gleaned from a video (below) by Bill Twead, a former park ranger.) History of the High Sierra Trail – The High Sierra Trail is a spectacular 72 mile trek across the famed Sierra Nevada mountain range in California, arguably […]

The High Sierra Trail – The Famous Sierra Nevada Traverse

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The High Sierra Trail – The Famous Sierra Nevada Traverse Sequoia National Park, California I will admit that I had no idea what the High Sierra Trail was until a friend emailed me saying: “I just got permits to hike the High Sierra Trail. Want to go?” I still didn’t really know what I was […]

The Alabama Hills – One of my New Favorite Camp Spots Ever…

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One of my New Favorite Camp Spots Ever… Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California Back at the end of August, I road tripped out to California to spend a week backpacking the High Sierra Trail through Sequoia National Park. As amazing as that trail turned out to be, the trip itself is a logistical nightmare (more […]

Montane Mansion – Exploring Quarry Bay, Hong Kong

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Most people won’t know the name “Montane Mansion,” but ever since the apartment complex was destroyed (or ‘featured,’ whatever…) in one of Michael Bay’s garbage Transformers movies, it’s become a famous landmark in Hong Kong through social media.Ā The unbelievable symmetry provides the perfect embodiment of a concrete jungle and the display of Hong Kong’s urban density.

Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak & Lugard Road

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Hong Kong’s Victoria Peak & Lugard Road At 1,811 feet, Victoria Peak, or “The Peak,” is the highest point in Hong Kong andĀ if a single image could encapsulate the city, it would be the panoramic views from the top. And if there’s one destination on a Hong Kong photography itinerary, it’s this one. During Hong […]

Hong Kong!

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Hong Kong! When I went to Southeast Asia for the first time in 2012, I flew through Hong Kong. When I went back a year later, I flew through Hong Kong. And when I went to the Philippines two years after that… yup, I flew through Hong Kong. I wasn’t trying – I just really […]

Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park

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Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park Moab, Utah Mountain Biking the White Rim Trail in Canyonlands National Park – The White Rim Road is a 100-mile old mining road that takes you into the backcountry ofĀ Canyonlands National Park’s Island in the Sky District. It winds down between the mighty Colorado and […]

9 Unreal Sunrises & Sunsets from Utah

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9 Unreal Sunrises & Sunsets from Utah Moab, Utah Sunrises & Sunsets from Utah – I’m lucky enough to get out to Moab, Utah a few times each year and with a historically bad snow year in the mountains this past winter, I found myself venturing out there four times in the span of three […]

Seattle – The City of Sunshine?

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The City of Sunshine? Seattle, Washington After my winter hibernation spent watching photography tutorials, I was excited when my girlfriend had a business trip to Seattle so I could tag along to explore. I’d be able to shoot a new city while playing with some of those new techniques I had been obsessively learning all […]

Getting Out of the Rut

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Getting Out of the Rut Getting Out of the Rut –Ā Since getting into photography nearly eight years ago, Iā€™ve been learning, training, and teaching myself the art whenever I could, but sometime last year, I realized I had kind of stopped pushing myself. I was still out shooting a lot, both for fun and for […]

2017 In Pictures: 17 of My Favorite Shots

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2017 In Pictures: 17 of My Favorite Shots from this Year 2017 in Pictures – This year was definitely a busy one with almost 12,000 road-trip miles driven and probably about 200+ miles hiked… This was definitely hard to narrow down this year, but here are my favorite shots from 2017. (In no particular order.) […]

16 Snapshots from Paradise… Pictures of Bora Bora

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16 Snapshots from Paradise – Pictures of Bora Bora Society Islands, French Polynesia I had read that once you see Bora Bora, you are forever enamored; The inevitable love affair beginning before your plane even touches down with travelers becoming captivated by the fantasy-like tropical paradise. Throughout my life, I’ve been lucky enough to see […]

The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora

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The Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora Society Islands, French Polynesia ~ One of the most beautiful resorts in the world on one of the most beautiful islands in the world… ~ Between Conde Naste, Travel & Leisure, Trip Advisor and pretty much any other travel or luxury publication out there, not only is the Four […]

Bora Bora – The Most Beautiful Island in the World

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Bora Bora – The Most Beautiful Island in the World Society Islands, French Polynesia “Scarcely a spot on the universe affords a more luxurious prospect.” – Captain James Cook In ancient times, the local Tahitians called the island “Pora pora mai te pora”, meaning “created by the gods.”Ā Located on the Leeward side of the Society […]

16 Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park

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16 Pictures of Beautiful Capitol Reef Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Back in 2012, I said that I wasn’t that impressed with Capitol Reef National Park, but I said thatĀ during aĀ quick drive-through after spending a week in Moab and thenĀ four days at Bryce Canyon National Park. At the time, I just wasn’t as blown away […]

The Remote Cathedral Valley

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The Remote Cathedral Valley Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Cathedral Valley is located at the northern end of Capitol Reef National Park, a remote area with no services or paved roads. (I was very surprised to have full 4G service at the campground though!) Both Upper and Lower Cathedral Valley offer gorgeous views of sculptured […]

The Strike Valley Overlook

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The Strike Valley Overlook Capitol Reef National Park, Utah This past spring, I took the long way home from Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, along the Burr Trail and through Capitol Reef National Park. Having not been too impressed with Capitol Reef in the past, that drive completely changed my mind and really sparked my interest […]

Ohio & Kebler Pass Fall Colors

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Ohio & Kebler Pass Fall Colors Crested Butte & Gunnison, CO Many biologists and researchers believe that the largest living organism on the planet is the aspen grove. AspensĀ reproduce through their roots near the surface, which are known as suckers, thatĀ send up new chutes that eventually grow up to become trees. This means their root […]

Sunset Over Courthouse Mountain & Chimney Rock

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Courthouse Mountain & Chimney Rock Uncompahgre National Forest, Colorado In hindsight, I knew I had seen pictures of them, but when I had driven Owl Creek Pass for the first time, I didn’t realize thatĀ Courthouse Mountain and Chimney Rock are the iconic monuments along that pass, prominently rising high above most vantage points. I had […]

The 2017 Colorado Fall Foliage Tour

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The 2017 Colorado Fall Foliage Tour After such an incredibleĀ long weekend last Fall that was full of beautiful weather, vivid-yellow Aspen groves, and colorful sunrises and sunsets, I was unbelievably excited to hit the road again this fall to shoot the Colorado Fall foliage throughout the state. Unlike last year, I planned out specific places […]

A Quick Overnight at Missouri Lakes

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Missouri Lakes: Take 2 Holy Cross Wilderness, Colorado Despite the popularity of Missouri Lakes, it’s still in a remote part of Sawatch Range and the Holy Cross Wilderness with rugged ridgelines, alpine meadows and lakes. It’s a nice hike to a beautiful spot, which I had hiked for sunset earlier in the summer, but was […]

The Gore Range & the Summer of Vail

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My Summer of Vail The Gore Range, Vail, Colorado ā€In my opinion, the two most rugged mountain ranges in Colorado are the Gore Range northwest of Dillon Reservoir and the Needles Range in the remote San Juan Mountains.ā€ – John Fielder (Famous Colorado landscape photographer) Although the Gore Range provides the backdrop to any skier […]

Overnight at Gore Lake in the Eagles Nest Wilderness

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Overnight at Gore Lake in the Eagles Nest Wilderness The Gore Range, Vail, Colorado For the second time this summer, I had actually set off to backpack into Booth Lake outside of Vail for the night, but when I got the the trailhead, there were ‘No Overnight Parking’ signs all over the parking lot. Not […]

Backpacking Crater Lake in the Gore Range

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Backpacking Crater Lake in the Gore Range The Gore Range, Vail, Colorado (*Not the Crater Lake in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness…) Backpacking Crater Lake in the Gore Range – A couple years ago, my buddy found a hike to the unofficially-named Crater Lake in the Gore Range at the base of the Spider (12,692′) and […]

Sunset at Dream Lake & Hiking Tyndall Gorge

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Hiking Tyndall Gorge – Sunset at Nymph, Dream, & Emerald Lakes Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado For years now, I had wanted to shoot Dream Lake so I was determined to get there for sunset last month. After how I had felt all and day after gimping my way out of Sky Pond that same […]

Hiking Sky Pond & Lake of Glass in Glacier Gorge

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Hiking Sky Pond & Lake of Glass in Glacier Gorge Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Hiking Sky Pond & Lake of Glass – The Glacier Gorge area of Rocky Mountain National Park is not only the most trafficked area of the park, but if I had to guess, it’s one of the more trafficked areas […]

Driving Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Driving Trail Ridge Road Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado “It is hard to describe what a sensation this new road is going to make,” predicted Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service, in 1931 during the road’s construction. “You will have the whole sweep of the Rockies before you in all directions.” – NPS.gov […]

Backpacking Deluge Lake in Vail

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Backpacking Deluge Lake in Vail The Gore Range, Vail, Colorado I had never even heard of Deluge Lake until a few years ago when a buddy (Ninety Seventy) had posted up some sunset pictures from his hike… it looked pretty awesome. Grand Traverse PeakĀ (13,041′), the ridge that provides the impressive and iconic backdrop to Vail, […]

Crater Lake & the Maroon Bells

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Crater Lake & the Maroon Bells Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness, Colorado My experience in the Maroon Bells-Snowmass Wilderness in Colorado is unfortunately really limited and based pretty much around Maroon Lake and the Maroon Bells. I end up driving down to the Bells each fall, photographing the iconic sunrise scene with a couple hundred other people, […]

A Quick Overnight to Lost Lake

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A Quick Overnight to Lost Lake Gore Range, Vail, Colorado A Quick Overnight to Lost Lake – Even though it’s nestled up against the Gore Range and just over the ridge to the south of Piney Lake outside of Vail, the views at Lost Lake just aren’t as grand or iconic. It’s still a beautiful […]

Playa Maderas, the anti-San Juan del Sur

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The anti-San Juan del Sur Playa Maderas, Nicaragua Once a sleepy fishing village, San Juan del Sur is now one of the more popular tourist destinations in Nicaragua and known for it’s surfing, yoga, and Partying (the capital ‘P’ is intentional…) – two activities I don’t do and one thing I’m not longer good at […]

Not Climbing Ometepe Island’s Volcanoes

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Not Climbing Ometepe Island’s Volcanoes Ometepe Island, Nicaragua Not Climbing Ometepe Island’s Volcanoes –Ā Ometepe Island is comprised of two volcanoes rising out of Lake Nicaragua and joined in the middle by a thin, flat isthmus forming an hour-glass shape. The northern half of the island is dominated by Volcan Concepcion (1,610m / 5,280ft), a perfect […]

Isla de Ometepe, Two Hills Create an Oasis of Peace

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Two Hills Create an Oasis of Peace Isla de Ometepe, Nicaragua Isla de Ometepe –Ā Ā Rising from the middle of Lake Nicaragua, or Cocibolca, is Isla de Ometepe, a 276 square kilometer (107 sq mi) island comprised of towering twin volcanoes. Joined in the middle by a narrow isthmus, the northern half of the island is […]

Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve

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Great Sand Dunes National Park & Preserve San Luis Valley, Colorado I had been to Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve twice in my years in Colorado, but I hadn’t shot the park because both trips were during my pre-photography years. Not to mention one of those trips involved way too much tequila… Located […]

Sunset Over North Clear Creek Falls

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Sunset Over North Clear Creek Falls Rio Grande National Forest, Colorado Unlike the Pacific Northwest or Yosemite National Park, Colorado isn’t known for it’s waterfalls. They’re out there, but many times they tend to be more of a series of cascades, which is just not as impressive or photogenic as their bigger relatives. I knew […]

A Sunset Stroll up the Telica Volcano

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A Sunset Stroll up the Telica Volcano Leon, Nicaragua The Telica Volcano is one of the most active volcanoes in Nicaragua with the most recent eruption in 2015. Since then, the volcano has registered over 64 small eruptions, including one that spewed ash all over Leon.Ā The most prominent vent on the volcano is a 700 […]

Volcano boarding in Nicaragua

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Volcano boarding in Nicaragua Leon, Nicaragua Volcano boarding in Nicaragua down Cerro Negro outside of Leon has become one of the main activities and tourist attractions for gringos like me visiting Nicaragua, but I really had no desire to do it. I live at a ski resort and spend four months a year sliding down […]

Leon, Nicaragua – Volcanoes & Cathedrals

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Volcanoes & Cathedrals Leon, Nicaragua Both founded in 1524 by Spanish conquistador Francisco HernĆ”ndez de CĆ³rdoba, Leon and Granada are two of the oldest colonial cities in the Americas and afterĀ Granada, which is better preserved, Leon has some of the most beautiful colonial architecture and historical centers in Nicaragua. It’s Nicaragua’sĀ second-largest city made up of […]

Little Corn Island… “Relaxed” Would be an Understatement

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“Relaxed” Would be an Understatement… Little Corn Island, Nicaragua Admittedly, travelling around the pristine beaches of the PhilippinesĀ spoiled me. Like, real bad. Since then, I’ve been way too judgmental about other beautiful places I’ve been, but I can’t help it –Ā The Philippines were just incredible. That being said, Little Corn Island was absolutely awesome… Situated […]

The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail Colorado

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The GoPro Mountain Games in Vail, Colorado Vail, Colorado Every June, the country’s largest celebration of adventure sports, art, and musicĀ are held inĀ Vail, CO. The GoProĀ Mountain GamesĀ are kind of the unofficial start to summer in the valley as professional and amateur athletes from around the world converge upon the mountains and rivers of Vail. Along […]

Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park Utah “Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.” (NPS) I once said that I wasn’t that […]

Driving Utah’s Burr Trail

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Driving Utah’s Burr Trail Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Originally developed by a rancher named John Atlantic Burr to move his cattle between summer and winter grazing grounds, the Burr Trail is now one of those classic Utah ā€œbackwaysā€ that the State frequently advertises as it takes you into some of Utah’s most beautiful and […]

The Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch

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The Dry Fork Narrows of Coyote Gulch Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah  Although a hundred people probably pass by it each day, apparently the half-mile-long Dry Fork Narrows is an often overlooked attraction in Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  As we descended into the Dry Fork wash to reach Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon, there was a very […]

Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon

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Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Twenty-six miles down Hole-in-the-Rock Road from the town of Escalante, deep in the heart of the vast 1.6 million acre Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument, lie Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon in the Dry Fork area. These have become some of the more well-known slot canyons due […]

Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon

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Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Twenty-six miles down Hole-in-the-Rock Road from the town of Escalante, deep in the heart of the vast 1.6 million acre Grand Staircase-Esclante National Monument, lie Peekaboo Gulch Slot Canyon and Spooky Gulch Slot Canyon in the Dry Fork area. These have become some of the more well-known slot […]

Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

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Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument Utah The landscape of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument was the last area of the lower 48 United States to get mapped and charted and once people started poking around, they realized they were dealing with an incredible wealth of ancient and modern science and culture as well as a big empty playground for outdoor adventurers. […]

Sunrise at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Death Valley National Park, California The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes – Contrary to people’s preconceived idea of a desert, less than one percent of Death Valley National Park is actually covered in sand dunes throughout five different locations. For sand dunes to exist, it takes a supply of sand, strong winds, and then […]

Titus Canyon & Red Pass

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Titus Canyon & Red Pass Death Valley National Park, California Once again, having not done enough research, I ended up at another ranger station in Stovepipe Wells asking the ranger “if you were to pick one place in the park, where would you go right now?” “Titus Canyon… well if you have a high-clearance vehicle.” […]

The Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop

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The Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop Death Valley National Park, California I usually do a little more research, but for some reason I went into my Death Valley trip pretty unprepared so on our first day, I stopped into the ranger station and simply asked, “If you had time to do one hike, and […]

Badwater Basin Salt Flats

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Badwater Basin Salt Flats Death Valley National Park, California Covering nearly 200 square miles, Badwater Basin is home to the largest protected body of salt flats in the entire world and at 282 feet below sea level, it’s the lowest point in North America.* These seemingly endless salt flats are always changing – “The source […]

Sunset at Zabriskie Point

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Sunset at Zabriskie Point Death Valley National Park, California With a beautiful panoramic view over the golden badlands of the Furnace Creek Formation, Zabriskie Point is one of the more popular spots and most visited areas within Death Valley National Park. The vista was built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the 1920s and […]

Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park California “In 1849 emigrants bound for California’s gold fields strayed into the 120-mile long basin, enduring a two-month ordeal of “hunger and thirst and an awful silence.” One of the last to leave looked down from a mountain at the narrow valley and said, “Good-bye, Death Valley.”” – National Geographic Straddling […]

Beyond the Strip… Valley of Fire State Park

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Beyond the Strip… Valley of Fire State Park Overton, Nevada Earlier this month, I wanted to split up my drive to Las Vegas to not only avoid doing it all at once, but to see some sights along the way. I had hit up Goblin Valley State Park in Utah for one night and then since Valley of […]

The Goblins of Goblin Valley State Park

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The Goblins of Goblin Valley State Park Hanksville, Utah Goblin Valley State Park – Along the edge of the San Rafael Desert, Goblin Valley State Park is a relatively unknown park when compared to the Mighty 5 of Utah that eclipse it. Only about a mile wide and two miles long, Goblin Valley consists of thousands […]

Another American Southwest Road Trip: 2017 Edition

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Another American Southwest Road Trip 2017 Edition Another American Southwest Road Trip – Within the Grand Canyon lies Havasu Falls; An oasis of turquoise blue waterfalls within the vastness of the deep desert canyon. The location has become extremely, extremely popular with hikers and photographers flocking to it’s beauty. And since not seeing images of the […]

A Spring Day at Snowbird Ski Resort

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A Spring Day at Snowbird Ski Resort Salt Lake City, Utah After two unreal days at Powder Mountain, we pretty much knew what we were getting into on a dry Saturday at Snowbird Ski Resort. In advance of the next storm that was set to batter the Wasatch Range, not only were temperatures predicted to be […]

Shredding Powder Mountain Resort

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Shredding Powder Mountain Resort Eden, Utah I finally roadtripped it out to Salt Lake City, Utah to meet up with some buddies from back east and take advantage my the Mountain Collective Pass to get some skiing in at Snowbird and Alta Ski Resorts. Arriving three days after the most recent storm, my buddies instead decided to try […]

Winter So Far… Beaver Creek Colorado

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Winter So Far… Beaver Creek Colorado Honestly, it’s been a slow winter for me. I’m kinda bored and I’m itching to get some traveling in and some photography adventures.  But that also doesn’t mean I’ve been sitting on my ass at home… Sunrise skin up Beaver Creek. A nice lil’ 8″ powder day. I had planned to […]

Travel & Adventure – 2016 in Photography

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Travel & Adventure – 2016 in Photography Although still totally part time, my 2016 photography definitely kind of grew to a new stage this past year. Not only was I able to build up the business a bit, but I really ticked off some major long-time photography goals throughout the year. More Moab Time Back […]

Pu’u Pee (Sweetheart Rock), Lanai

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Pu’u Pee (Sweetheart Rock) Lanai, Hawaii “On the southern coast of Lanai is picturesque Hulopoe Bay and Lanaiā€™s main boat harbor, Manele Bay. Rising from the sea just between these two bays is the iconic Puu Pehe, or Sweetheart Rock. Besides being a picturesque natural landmark, Puu Pehe is also steeped in Hawaiian legend. Legend tells of […]

The Absolutely Stunning Four Seasons Resort Lanai

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The Absolutely Stunning Four Seasons Resort Lanai Lanai, Hawaii I’ve really hate how often the words “stunning” and “jaw-dropping” get thrown around the interwebs because whatever content that adjective-laced click-bait title introduces is usually far from either stunning or jaw-dropping. But in regards to the newly overhauled Four Seasons Resort Lanai, those adjectives might actually be an understatement.  […]

A Couple Days on Lanai

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A Couple Days on Lanai Lanai, Hawaii As popular as Hawaii is for vacation travel, many people have never even heard of the tiny island of Lanai, located only 9 miles west of Maui. Until about a year ago, I hadn’t either… Lanai is a small 140-square mile island that has been in private hands […]

 
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