Aspen Trees in Snow Storm

Aspen Grove in Snow Storm

Some days you’re just defeated, something hard to admit after you’ve just hiked over 700 miles out of a goal of 800.

I had just crossed the Grand Canyon before camping on the North Rim. It was the last major obstacle along the Arizona Trail. The last major planned obstacle at least.… Keep reading...

Twelve Favorite Photos from 2016

January

Ambient Sunrise Light on Tetons

Deep 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.… Keep reading...

Sunrise from Yavapai Point at the Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon National Park

One thing to remember when shooting a dramatic sunrise or sunset is to look all around you, including the exact opposite direction. Most people are so fascinated by the sun rising or setting over the horizon that they could be missing the best part of the show taking place right behind them.… Keep reading...

Sunrise at the Grand Canyon South Rim

Grand Canyon Sunrise

After getting a bit of a late start from Phoenix, I realized that despite visiting the Grand Canyon over a dozen times, I somehow don’t have many good shots from there. Since it’s only a four hour drive from there, I decided to make that my first destination on my way back to Jackson Hole with the specific intent to get some sunset, sunrise and even a few night shots.… Keep reading...

Havasu Falls on the Havasupai Reservation

Havasu Falls and Pools

Another from Havasupai in the archives. This one is of the more famous Havasu Falls, one of the most photographed waterfalls in the world. Havasu Creek pours over a 100 foot cliff into spectacular turquoise pools in the midst of a high desert canyon. The area now, however, looks nothing like this.… Keep reading...

Mooney Falls on the Havasupai Reservation

Mooney Falls

Mooney Falls is a 200-foot tall waterfall just one mile downstream from the more popular Havasu Falls. Both are located on the Havasupai Reservation in the Grand Canyon and sees heavy traffic due to the fact it’s a very desert atmosphere complete with massive red cliffs, prickly-pear cactus, cottonwood trees and plenty of sand.… Keep reading...