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A Trail On the Edge

Rocky Mountain National Park has a lot to offer hikers as summer turns into fall. This section of the Fern Lake Trail wraps itself into a little canyon to perfectly frame the mountains in front of you.

A Trail On the Edge


Mountains to the Sea

Iceland has amazing sights and photo worthy spots everywhere, all the way from the mountains to the sea.

Mountains to the Sea


Summer Snow

Summer is winding down to its final days, and as usual I already have snow and ski season on the brain. We got our first snow in Tahoe this week, and I dug into the archives to find this image of some early snow in the Eastern Sierras. Winter is coming and the mountains are calling!

Summer Snow


Misty Mount Rainier

A very wet and misty day set the mood for my trip to Mount Rainier. No big views of the volcano, but I quite liked the clouds and fog that were everywhere.

Misty Mount Rainier


The Falls Below the Bridge

This angle of Christine Falls is not the one you normally see. I took this from the bridge very close to the falls, where the water drops straight down below you only a few feet away. There is a viewpoint down the road, but I decided to get up to the edge of the bridge, and shoot it top to bottom in a vertical panorama. This distorts the height of the falls and makes it feel like it is snaking through the rocks in front of you.

The Falls Below the Bridge


Officially Fall

Well, that’s it. Fall is here. The weather doesn’t feel like it yet, but these trees in the Eastern Sierra are on full display for the changing of the season.

Officially Fall


The Narrow Path

Rocky Mountain National Park earned its name on Fern Lake Trail, with lots of rough rocks every way that you look. We started our hike at Bear Lake, and after some good climbing the view opened up into this gorge with mountain peaks in all directions.

The Narrow Path


Before Sunset

Just before sunset, a cloud perfectly hid the sun to create these crazy rays of light. Smoke from wildfires wasn’t good for the air quality, but also made for some dramatic lighting over the Rocky Mountains.

Before Sunset


Lupine in the Spring Thaw

In Iceland you expect to see ice and snow, but it is actually much more green and full of life than you might think. These colorful lupine were here to add some great contrast to the usual landscape of running water and snow.

Lupine in the Spring Thaw


Last Cornice of Spring

Skiing off a cornice such as this one can be intimidating. Last weekend there was nothing but soft, slushy spring snow everywhere, so skiing over this was more like dropping into a pile of mashed potatoes than skiing over a steep drop.

Last Cornice of Spring




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