Dec 182014
 

Backpacking in Craters of the Moon National Park

My article describing the trek I took across Craters of the Moon National Monument and Preserve was just published online! Be sure and follow this link (here) so you can give it a read.

Better yet, support National Parks Conservation Fund by giving them a donation…and subscribe to their magazine!

You can watch a featured segment from our trek that was included in Outdoor Idaho’s special, 50 Years of Wilderness, via this link (here).

May 082013
 

Branding Iron used for stamping logo

Ever since Kendra Spencer designed my logo and while doing so mentioned the idea of having a branding iron made from it, the idea has been lingering in my head. So, a few weeks ago I finally got around to having one created. So far, it’s working well on wood and the backside of the Loktah disc cases I use to enclose wedding client’s discs. We’ll have to revisit this post in a few years and see where this band leaves its mark!

Branding Iron used for stamping logo

Branding Iron used for stamping logo

Branding Iron used for stamping logo

Branding Iron used for stamping logo

Nov 282011
 

An image from Backcountry Magazine's 2012 Photo Annual

Backcountry skiing is so much more than the moments sliding downhill on our skis/boards. All of the hours, minutes, and seconds that lead up to removing skins and dropping in make the pursuit an adventure: waxing up skis in the shed, beer in one hand, thrift store iron in the other; the serpentine drive up mountain passes with great friends; huffing and puffing on the approach to favorite or new terrain; hootin’ & hollerin’ on the descents; and so many of the tiny moments in between. With this in mind, I tip my hat to the editors at Backcountry Magazine for their appreciation of the overall scene that encompasses the backcountry lifestyle and for selecting an image of mine for their 2012 Photo Edition. The image they chose fits “in-between” the turns we ultimately seek and is from a quick trip I took this past April to ski in the Beartooth Range with my friend Baldwin. The top left image is mine and shows Baldwin’s VW at the camp spot near the trailhead…ie. shows the VW as far as we could rally it up the canyon! The original post with more images from this trip can be seen here.

Go grab a copy of the magazine, better yet, keep the stoke going and subscribe!

Nov 142011
 

An image from the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest

On a whim, I entered a few images into the 2011 National Geographic Photography contest and just found out that one image was chosen as a favorite by the editors! It is also being run as a banner on a separate page of the site. I’m blown away that at the time of me seeing this, some 4000 people “liked” the image on Facebook. Thanks everyone!

An image from the 2011 National Geographic Photography Contest

Mar 182011
 

11th place image in WPJA's Q4 Getting Ready wedding photography contest

A few weeks back I posted the images I entered into the WPJA’s 4th quarter contest (here). This morning the results were released and my family and I had a great time looking through all the images. It was a fun moment to click on to one of my images which placed 11th in the “Getting Ready” category. My image is from Kevin and Laura’s wedding at the beautiful Barcelo Palace near Tulum, Mexico, which depicts a last minute decision to move the ceremony back outside and under the gazebo hoping that the afternoon monsoonal rains would stay at bay! WPJA’s Q3 contest also had an image from Kevin and Laura’s wedding (here)! Q4 had over 24,000 entries and I congratulate all my friends and colleagues who placed.