Category Archives: Nature

Backpacking Trip

When forest fires in BC closed The Rockwall Trail, our 5-day backpacking trip for August had to undergo a last minute change in location.  Fortunately, one of our group was familiar with a hike in the Bighorn Country, west of … Continue reading

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Jasper 2018

Over this past summer I managed to get up to Jasper National Park in Alberta several times. The first time was in early June, a trip that was partly a reconnaissance trip for a visit by a couple of my … Continue reading

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Canyon de Chelly

Our journey continued with about a 100 mile drive from Monument Valley to Canyon de Chelly  National Monument.  As was Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly (pronounced “de Shay“) is located on Navajo Tribal Land.  While one is free to drive … Continue reading

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Monument Valley

Last March, along with a group of photographer friends, I journeyed to Monument Valley.  This collection of massive sandstone buttes is located in northeastern Arizona, straddling the border with Utah. The valley is on Navajo Tribal Land.  To visit the … Continue reading

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Yosemite NP November 2017

Now that we are a few days into 2018, I should finish off 2017 with a posting about a trip to Yosemite National Park in November.  Along with a band of photographer friends from my camera club, we enjoyed the … Continue reading

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Tonquin Valley Hike

Several weeks ago I joined 9 friends for our annual backpacking trip.  This year’s excursion was a 5-day hike on the Tonquin Valley Trail in Jasper National Park.  The trail is about 43 km long which we broke into 4 … Continue reading

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Northern Arizona

Last spring I spent 5 days in Northern Arizona with my camera club buddies.  It has taken me a while to process photos from that trip as it seems every time I would get going on them another project would … Continue reading

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Best laid plans …

For part of this winter I made plans to camp and photograph in the Big Sur area.  I had my campsite booked and was looking forward to 5 days of exploring the coast.  Then the rains came. The result was … Continue reading

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Potpourri

Over the winter, here in the desert, I haven’t done a lot of “big” photo trips.  I still have had lots of opportunities to capture the beauty that surrounds us.  So here is a sampling of some of my favourite … Continue reading

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Death Valley

My friends keep reminding me that I haven’t updated my blog in a while so here goes with one update at least. Way back in November, my hearty group of photo buddies and I headed off for a 5-day trip … Continue reading

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