Sunday, September 25, 2011

WTA Hike-a-Thon Winners

Congratulations to the winning photo entries for the Washington Trails Association's 2011 Hike-a-Thon!  Their prize?  A private day or weekend (to be determined) of photography on the trail with me!

I hope the winning contestents are looking forward to this as much as I am!

This should not to be confused with the WTA's 2011 Northwest Exposure Photo Contest, which I will be helping judge again next month.  I hope you all got your entries in!

Friday, September 9, 2011

Washington Trails Magazine

If you haven't already, be sure and pick up a copy of the Sept - Oct issue of Washington Trails Magazine.  It includes my article, "Finding Lost Pass" with accompanying photos.  Lost Pass is located deep in the wilderness of Olympic National Park, and is a real treasure.  You may view the online version of my article here.

Want to see more images from this fantastic location?  Check out my Olympic Gallery!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

Glacier Peak Wilderness Backpack

I've just returned from an extended backpack in the Glacier Peak Wilderness of the North Cascades - 6 days total!  The weather was excellent, the bugs were bad, the miles were long, and the photography was great!  I met a lot of new people, and am excited to learn how the rest of their trips went.  Lots to share soon!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mount Rainier Gallery Updated!

Mount Rainier above flower meadows near Skyscraper Pass.
 It seems funny to be excited about alpine wild flowers the first week of September, but that is exactly the case here in Washington!  A late snow melt has delayed the emergence of wild flowers in most areas, testing the patience of many.  The good news is that our patience is now being rewarded.  If you haven't gotten out to see them yourself, I highly recommend you do so!

I recently updated my Rainier Gallery, adding many new images from my recent time spent at Mount Rainier National Park, including images from Sunset Park, Shriner Peak, Skyscraper Pass, Yakima Park, Reflection Lakes and more.  Lot of flowers, meadows and sunrises!  Check it out if you get the chance!

As I write this I am preparing for a week long backpack in the North Cascades, and hope to come back with many images and stories to share.  Stay tuned!  And enjoy this upcoming window of nice weather in the Pacific Northwest!