I was exploring a mostly unexplored part of a river in Grand Teton National Park. Not that it’s completely unexplored, it’s just not on the radar for everyday hikes. The high that day was 5 degrees (F), 35 degrees warmer than the low that morning. So more of a snowshoe hike in this case. Continue reading "Bald Eagle and the Sleeping Indian"
Now that I’ve finally finished adding photos from the Arizona Trail to my website, I can now focus on other tasks. One such task is this blog post, a list of gear that I found invaluable and/or highly useful on the trail. Note that some links may be affiliate links, but I was not approached by any company to write anything below. They are my honest opinions about the gear that got me through the trail. Continue reading "Essential Gear for the Arizona Trail"
JanuaryDeep in winter’s freeze in January, I headed out at first light to hike one of Grand Teton National Park’s most popular summer trails, Taggart Lake. In the dead of winter, however, only a few locals and brave tourists explore beyond the parking lot. Before sunrise, no one is there. I had the whole area to myself for the entire morning. And yet one of my favorite shots was from when I barely even started snowshoeing in. The iconic Teton Mountains rose up above a familiar scene, but in lighting I wasn’t used to seeing, roughly an hour before sunrise. It was the dawn glow reflecting on the mountains themselves, imprinting a wonderful January memory. Continue reading "Twelve Favorite Photos from 2016"
Distance: 11.2 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, early Fall Continue reading "Beartooth Loop"
Distance: 6.8 miles Difficulty: Strenuous Best time of year: Summer, early Fall Continue reading "Table Mountain Hike"
Distance: 1.7 miles (one way) Difficulty: Easy Best time of year: Fall, Winter, Spring Continue reading "National Trail to San Juan Lookout"
Distance: 0.2 miles (one way) Difficutly: Simple Best time of year: Spring, Summer, Fall Continue reading "Aa Flow Trail"