Fall in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

Fall in the San Juan Mountains of Colorado

For a number of years, some friends and I made our annual excursion down to the Crested Butte / Montrose area for some superb fall photography and this trip in the fall of 2013 was one of the best. We had all sorts of weather, snow, blue skies, rain, and electric sunsets. We also had a lot of down time so we had to get creative about how to spend some of our time, thankfully we never tired of one another and morale was always high! Where did we go and did we get any good photos? Read on to find out. 

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That Time I Won a Week Long Trip to Alaska

That Time I Won a Week Long Trip to Alaska

One of the more insane things that has ever happened to me personally was winning a trip to Wrangell-St. Elias National Park with five strangers in March 2012. Carl Donahue, owner of Expeditions Alaska, was our guide for the week and provided just enough sanity to get us through staying in a backcountry cabin with no running water or electricity. Would we survive? Would we get any good photos? Did we have fine dining in Valdez, AK while being in the roughest bar ever? Read on to find out. 

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Trip Report: Rio Grande River Headwaters and San Juan Mountains

Trip Report: Rio Grande River Headwaters and San Juan Mountains

While I believe it to be a universal fact, time spent at a cabin in the middle of nowhere is just as good as therapy without the high prices. Chase Shipley and I got some time at my family's cabin in the summer of 2017 and I can say that it's good for the soul. We spent time playing Yahtzee, throwing horse shoes, and chasing light. We visited American Basin for the first time and didn't have to deal with the nightmare that is "Sunday traffic back from the mountains".

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