Sunset Lake in Jedediah Smith Wilderness

That’s Not Mud – A Short Story

A storm passes over Sunset Lake in the Jedediah Smith Wilderness of the Targhee National Forest in Wyoming.

It was my friend, Dale’s, first backpacking excursion, and rather than easing him into the rigors and rituals that come with such an experience, he instead insisted on the popular, but overly strenuous, 40-mile Teton Crest Trail in northwestern Wyoming.… Keep reading...

Stormy Weather Moving Over Mount Hunt Divide

Racing a Thunderstorm Up the Tetons

Rain showers and stormy weather moving in over the Mount Hunt Divide. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The Mount Hunt Divide is a relatively uncommon and remote destination for many people hiking in Grand Teton National Park. Sandwiched between Granite and Open Canyons, it sees little traffic compared to its canyon neighbors just a bit farther north.… Keep reading...

Geminid Meteor Above Moulton Barn

12 Favorite Photos from 2023


A pine forest tapering off below the Teton Mountains at sunrise. Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming

The dead of winter is always a beautiful time in Jackson Hole. During this January we were in the midst of consistent below-average temperatures with above-average snow. As a result, I did my best to head out and capture some of the wildlife and landscapes of the area.… Keep reading...

Trail Creek in Dense Forest Brush

Birding the History Trail

Trail Creek in Dense Forest Brush
Trail Creek flowing along the History Trail through dense forest brush. Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

The History Trail is a 3.8 mile trail that parallels Old Pass Road up to Teton Pass. Though I’ve hiked segments of the trail many times before, I had never hiked the full trail. I took the opportunity to also see what kind of birds I would find along the way, knowing it wasn’t a very active birding location.… Keep reading...

Large Elk Herd Migrating Up Miller Butte

Best Photos from 2022

The sun rising above the Gros Ventre Mountains and the southern end of Jackson Hole covered in fog. Bridger-Teton National Forest, Wyoming

This year was far more productive than in years past thanks to plentiful opportunities that I began to take advantage of in the spring. While the year began at a relatively slow start, I completely embraced moving back to Kelly, Wyoming after living in Victor, Idaho, making the most of every opportunity.… Keep reading...