Kearsarge Pinnacles and stream in early morning light.

Marie Lakes Basin - High Sierra Trip Report

It doesn't take much to convince me to go on a multi-day Sierra…

2014 Retrospective

2014 was a remarkable year for me in many ways. When January…
alaskan panhandle gloomy day

Alaskan Winter Adventure, Part 2

We've all heard that native Alaskans have 100 words to describe…
Snow in Seattle

Alaskan Winter Adventure, Part 1

I don't believe in omens but today I'll make an exception. Today…
Ethos Adventures Instruction Packet

Ethos Adventures: More fun than a sack of cats

I had only a list of recommended equipment and a set of cryptic…
Lake Wanaka willow in fall color, South Island New Zealand

2012 Retrospective

The seeds of 2013 are just beginning to take root and I find…
Shawarma in Ulaan Bataar Mongolia

Top 5 Meals of My Life

For Christmas this year I got a renewed subscription to NatGeo,…
Deadman Lake, Blue Canyon, Stanislaus National Forest

Stanislaus National Forest Residency Photos

In September, 2012 I was awarded an artist residency through…

Eastern Sierra in Fall Photos: Backpacking and Camping in the John Muir and Ansel Adams Wildernesses

In early October 2012 my friend, Laura, and I cruised over to…
Camping at Blue Canyon Lake, Sonora Pass


There is no greater way to explore nature than on foot. Yes…
Camping at Blue Canyon Lake, Sonora Pass

Top 5 Sunsets

I've been very fortunate in my life to experience a plethora…