Sunrise shot of a cactus hanging tough on the cliffs above Tehuamixtle, Mexico.
I was 2 cups of coffee into my morning a couple days back, when I saw something large land in one of the big standing dead ponderosa trees here at the cottage. I scrambled out with my camera and had the chance to capture a few images of this Great Blue Heron high up in … More Great Blue Heron Tops Ponderosa
Eye catching clouds spanning over nearby Brundage Mountain, and an icy fog lifting off of Payette Lake, in the morning light. It is as if you are watching the lake freeze in front of your eyes.
Three Trees Stand In Light Misty Air Mixes With Sun Sway In The Morning
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: Into Idaho’s Gospel Hump Wilderness – Shepp Ranch And Back –
I recently enjoyed a 200 mile back-country, dirt road drive near my home of McCall, Idaho U.S.A. The trip is a loop drive, that works its way through the Salmon River Mountains, through two incredible inland salmon spawning drainage’s. Big Creek, and the South Fork Salmon, the latter being North America’s third deepest river gorge … More Purple and Pink on the Wolf Fangs
This of course is not just any mountain, this is Mount Rainier, also known as Tahoma, or Takhoma by Pacific Northwest native tribes. Mount Rainier, one of the most iconic active volcanoes in the Pacific ring of fire, is located in the Cascade range of Washington State, U.S.A. The summit rises to 14,410 ft, and … More A Mountain In The Morning
The Salmon River Mountains in Central Idaho, U.S.A., was once described by early surveyors of the United States Geological Society, as a,”…convoluted, monstrosity…” Roughly 120 miles East to West, and 110 miles South to North, the Salmon River Range fills nearly the entirety of Central Idaho. One of the largest un-damned, wild rivers in the … More Follow Me To The Summit: South Loon Peak ~ Salmon River Mountains
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