Hike to a Himalayan View

Hopefully you’ve read the approach to this point. In order to get here, to the photos you are about to see, I flew to Kathmandu from Seattle, then flew to Chitwan (a detour for sure, but in my plan) then took a 6-hour bus…

Up to Mountains

One of my folders of photos was almost lost during processing. I have an external drive that is dying and of course that was my destination drive. So a week after wrestling it, I have all my photos secured, processed and here is the…

Adventure Reflection

“Stoopid photographers!” I yelled to no one, because there was no one there to hear. In reviewing my adventures, I find the most fun, exhilarating, and rewarding ones have one thing in common: I find myself saying, often in a stupor from cold, or…

Twenty Four Hour Escape

Written Sunday morning at 5:40 am, after dawn, before the sun crawled out from behind Cascade ridges, during a 24-hour escape from regular life. I had a mouse on my head last night. I had just faded to sleep with the delightfully wild white…

Secret Spaces

I love people. I really love people. But I also love untrammeled wild spaces and I think that the North Cascades are one of those places where the masses shouldn’t go. I think it’s fine for most of humanity to approximate the experience by…

Photographer’s Climb

“You see that saddle over there? That’s where we’re going.” Note the knob on the left (mostly un-named on trail maps) and the peak on the right (Mt Ruth, 7115 feet elevation) as well as the tiny tuft of trees you can see in the middle….