Category Archives: Backpacking


Landscape Photography: a green portfolio

An Irish in-law recently emailed and asked if I could put together a portfolio of green landscape photography. Having been to Olympic National Park on quite a few occasions I was more than happy to […]

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Landscape Photography: Misplacing myself at midnight

This was the last picture I did before heading back to my tent next to upper Cathedral Lake in Yosemite National Park a couple years ago. That day I had hiked from Cathedral Lake up […]

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My crazy tent

I brought my at the time pregnant wife, Mary, to this place to sleep in this tent a almost five years ago now. It was windy and sort of cold at the the approximately 10,000 […]

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Walking in the Hoh Rainforest

Many great photographers have made many great photographs in the Hoh Rainforest, photos that humble me and inspire me to do better. This one I did a couple years ago remains one of my favorites […]

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Capitol Reef National Park: Temple of the Moon

I did this photo of the Temple of the Moon on the first night of three nights in Capitol Reef National Park on a trip there last October. After eating dinner I did some photos […]

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The Narrows in Black and White

Zion National Park is a favorite road-trip destination. It’s the Yosemite Valley of Utah. The red cliffs lining the canyon with the Virgin River flowing through the middle makes me think of heaven. Little wonder […]

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Olympic National Park: Yosemite of the North

Made this photo on my most recent trip to Olympic National Park last June. Did it while walking back to the car after an evening doing photos on the far side of the sea stacks […]

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Why I won’t use a bivy sack for backpacking again

A few years ago, in an effort to save weight on my backpack, I bought an OR bivy sack. I used it on a backpacking trip in Kings Canyon for a couple nights and hated […]

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Trees on a trail

I did this photo last year while spending a week in Olympic National Park. They grow right on the path through the heart of the Hoh Rainforest. The two behemoths aren’t a ways off the […]

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Yosemite road trip

This is where I camped on the first night out on my backpacking trip to Yosemite last week. It’s way up above Ireland Lake on the eastern side of the park. I hiked up Lyell […]

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