Slab Butte, as seen on recent backcountry tour while volunteering with the Payette Avalanche Center.
A golden sunset descends on the cranes in the Port of Seattle. As seen from the Jose Rizal bridge.
Last night’s sunset proved worthy of a reflective moment, or two, of time. This is a zoomed shot of a section of Payette Lake called the “Narrows”. The Narrows proper is the frozen over area. The toe of the ridge in the left frame is the northernmost section of Ponderosa State Park, also known as … More Fiery Narrows
A year or so ago I began planning an out and back hike to visit my good pals who just took over as the new caretakers/head guides, of one of the iconic Salmon River wilderness ranches, Shepp Ranch Outfitters. The private ranch is located at the confluence of the Salmon river, and Crooked creek, … More Take A Hike With Me Through The Gospel Hump Wilderness Of Idaho: Into Shepp Ranch And Back
This afternoon image, of the Black Butte’s, was captured from the remote, and breathtaking Johnson Saddle in the Gospel Hump Wilderness of Idaho, U.S.A. The Black Buttes are an exposed, eroded, and minuscule section of North America’s largest batholith, the Idaho Batholith. When you hike along the base of those rocks, and cliffs, it is … More A Wisp in the Black Buttes
The nationally designated wild and scenic Rapid river flows out of one of Idaho, U.S.A’s most impressive wilderness mountain ranges, the Seven Devils. Once the edge of the Pacific ocean these ancient mountains now sit high above the Pacific Northwest river country they surround. The highest peaks tower nearly 10,000 feet above the depths of … More On the edge of “Hell”: Rapid River Wild and Scenic River and Trail
A few weeks back I hopped in my friend Dave’s, 1995 Maule. A super light, back country flying machine, capable of short take-off and landing. The mission was to scout out a 30 mile trail I will be hiking in a few weeks on the main Salmon river, to Shepp ranch to see my friends … More Fly Into The Chasm
My previous post, “Monochrome Madness”, has me thinking about black and white images. This shot is from our camp at Summerland, on the Wonderland trail, day 8, at Mount Rainier N.P. It had been snowing, and when the storm broke, the 8,886 ft. K Spire peak, and the surrounding volcanic rock, and glaciers emerged from … More Misty Mountain ~ K Spire
I hopped on an Alaska Airlines Boeing 737 – 800 with some family, over the 2016 New Year break, and enjoyed a fine journey 3000 miles South of the deep snows of Central Idaho. Not surprisingly, I was welcomed by the warm waters of the Pacific ocean, comfortable day and evening air temperatures, amazing people, … More Mexican Sunsets: Puerto Vallarta
A recent back-packing excursion to the summit of South Loon, one of tallest peaks in the Lick Creek sub-range of the Salmon River Mountains, just outside of McCall, Idaho delivered a one-two punch of remarkable summer skies. In the first picture we are looking towards the South Fork Salmon river, North Americas, third deepest river … More A Sunrise, a Sunset