2014 Highlights

There were many highlights photo-wise in 2014.
I had two images chosen for the cover of Northwest Travel Magazine. Not a bad way to start the year!

Northwest Travel May June 2014

Northwest Travel May June 2014

NW Travel Magazine March-April 2014

NW Travel Magazine March-April 2014


Four published articles on Seattle Backpackers Magazine:
Salmon Encounters
Cabin Fever
Shooting the Milky Way
Back Country Photo Essentials: Wide Angle lens

This image of Sahale Glacier Camp in North Cascades National Park got a lot of coverage. It was chosen as an Honorable Mention and is on display in the Smithsonian Museum, in Washington DC.

Sunrise, Steven Mather Wilderness - North Cascades National Park

Sunrise, Steven Mather Wilderness – North Cascades National Park


A new book was about the North Cascades was published by Braided River and the Mountaineers: “The North Cascades, Finding Beauty and Renewal in the Wild Nearby” and I was lucky enough to have 3 images in the book.
Hiking along Sahale Arm

Hiking along Sahale Arm


I made a trip to Palouse Falls State park and captured an image for the Milky Way over the Falls.
Palouse Falls State Park

Palouse Falls State Park


And managed to get images of the four tallest Mountains in Washington State.
Mount Rainier from Crystal Mountain Resort

Mount Rainier from Crystal Mountain Resort


Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker

Park Butte Lookout and Mount Baker


Glacier Peak

Glacier Peak


Mount Adams and the Milky Way, Goat Rocks Wilderness

Mount Adams and the Milky Way, Goat Rocks Wilderness

2015 is looking to be another great year.
I have a new schedule of photography classes coming up.

And new articles and images being published in the Mountaineers Magazine and Backpacker Magazine.

I will also be teaching photo classes through the North Cascades Institute, more on that soon.

Travel Plans for the new year include a Washington State Tour, the Enchantments, Olympic National Park, Glacier National Park and a nighttime Tour of Mountain Lookouts in the summer.

Thanks for being there and happy trails to you all!

Astrophotography Images – 2014

Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington State

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act. Washington State is blessed with more than 30 Wilderness Areas, one of which is the Goat Rocks Wilderness.
The Pacific Crest Trail passes through the Goat Rocks crossing some of the most stunning terrain along the trail in Washington.
Here are a few images from the Goat Rocks Wilderness.

Mount Rainier and Beargrass from the Lily Basin Trail

Mount Rainier and Beargrass from the Lily Basin Trail

Mt Adams and the Pacific Crest Trail

Mt Adams and the Pacific Crest Trail

PCT along the Knife's Edge, Mount Rainier in the distance

PCT along the Knife’s Edge, Mount Rainier in the distance

Avalanche Lilies along the Lily Basin Trail

Avalanche Lilies along the Lily Basin Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Pacific Crest Trail

Snowgrass Flats

Snowgrass Flats

Mount Adams and Snowgrass Flats

Mount Adams and Snowgrass Flats

Mount Rainier and Packwood Lake

Mount Rainier and Packwood Lake

Upholstered in Lupine

Upholstered in Lupine

Cispus Basin

Cispus Basin

Morning light and Beargrass

Morning light and Beargrass

PCT Thru hiker "Thirsty Boots"

PCT Thru hiker “Thirsty Boots”

Acres of wildflowers

Acres of wildflowers

Explosion of colors

Explosion of colors

Milky Way over the Goat Rocks

Milky Way over the Goat Rocks

Nighttime in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

Nighttime in the Goat Rocks Wilderness

Wildflowers of the Goat Rocks Wilderness

The Goat Rocks Wilderness lies along the spine of the Cascade Mountains in Washington State. Nestled between Mount Rainier to the north and Mount Adams to the south, the vistas from the Goat Rocks most always include an awesome backdrop.

Mount Rainier and Avalanche Lilies, Goat Rocks Wilderness
Mount Adams from along the PCT, Goat Rocks Wilderness
Mount Rainier and Packwood Lake, Goat Rocks Wilderness

I visited there for the first time this July. The flowers had just bloomed/were just blooming and the colors were so vibrant…
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Happy New Year to anyone viewing and/or reading here…thank you for Being There and Communicating! May you visit and enjoy many amazing places in 2014!
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Goat Rocks Wilderness, Washington

The Goat Rocks Wilderness is located in South-Central Washington along the spine of the Cascades Mountains. The Goat Rocks are the remains of a volcano, their jagged peaks jutting above the forest. With Mount Adams to the south and Mount Rainier to the north, the views are always awesome!
July brings snow melt and wildflowers. The wilderness is easy to access, camp sites abound and no permits are needed! Here are a few pictures!

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