Frozen Ripple

Winter in Colorado means skiing and snowshoeing in beautiful winter-wonderland type environments, like Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. It always amazes me how water is able to be frozen in unique ways. In this photo, the wind shapes the water of Dream Lake into rigid, rippled pieces of frozen terrain, allowing my wife and…

Lost Reflection

Chattering teeth, thick clothes, fog, snow, and fall colors… where else could this be but high in the Colorado mountains? This beautiful autumn scene reflects on the Lost Lake Slough near Crested Butte, Colorado. My wife and I camped in the frigid weather just to the right of that central colorful tree. This is a beautiful…

A Frozen Dream

I took this image while standing literally on the frozen Dream Lake in Rocky Mountain National Park. I love this area regardless of the season, but there is something magical about winter. Snow skiing and snowshoeing are two of my favorite past times. I love to speed down ski slopes and I long for how…

Lost Season

Last week, I posted about my wife and I taking a trip into the Colorado mountains to see the fall colors. Instead of a colorful autumn day, we arrived to a wintry mix of snow and icy cloud cover. We had seemingly lost an entire season over the course of a few hours. This was ironic…

Beckwith Above & Below

Two weekends ago my wife and I threw our camping gear in the back of our car and headed towards the mountains of Colorado for a short weekend getaway. We were headed to the largest Aspen forest in Colorado to see the fall colors, in Crested Butte. Colorado Springs had been very warm the previous few days….

Doubtful Sound

My wife and I awoke with anticipation in our crappy camper van in a small car park in the remote town of Manapouri, located on the southwestern side of New Zealand’s Southern Island. We had arrived in the small town just after dark the night before and were eager to take in the world-famous landscape that…

Milford Sound

New Zealand’s Milford Sound. This is a magical, almost other worldly place. The Sound is really mis-labeled. A sound is a general term for a body of water easily swam across, which could be true of the Milford if not for the extremely vertical walls on either side and the present day boat traffic. The peak…

Saint Mary Lake

The faint predawn light colors the sky in a pale red glow, revealing the snow-capped mountains of Glacier National Park. I love this park, especially this spot. Goose Island stands in the center of Saint Mary Lake almost as if in defiance of its watery surroundings. My wife and I saw a black bear rummaging through the berry…