Monthly Archives: October 2011

Photo Journal, Issue 10, July-August 2011

Another Visit to the Mountains This trip had several missions. I would be hiking up Mount Whitney, so I needed to acclimatize for a few days at a moderate elevation. I headed to the White Mountains, camped overnight, and then … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 9, June 2011

Another Visit to Yellowstone I started out the long drive to Yellowstone National Park, and since I had the extra time available, I decided to take the long route through Central Idaho. Why there? I had been reading about the … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 8, November 08, 2009

A Chuckle From the Summer Season In the summer of 2009, I was headed to the Sierra Nevada East Side to do some hiking and photography. Before I hiked much above 14,000 feet elevation, I knew that it was prudent … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 7, December 12, 2009

Recollections on Adventure Photography Back in 1997, I was on a 20-day trek into the Khumbu Region of Nepal. The high point of the trip, both literally and figuratively, was the hill called Kala Pattar that overlooks Mount Everest Base … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 6, January 13, 2010

Yosemite National Park in June More Wildlife A friend and I had decided to do a light and fast backpacking trip high above the northeastern corner of Yosemite Valley, not so much for any other reason as it was to … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 5, September 05, 2010

July 2010 at Brooks Falls, Alaska I had flown by jetliner to Anchorage, then by turboprop to King Salmon, the last village. There, I got on a small float plane to go to Brooks Camp. Once I stepped off at … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 4, October 4, 2009

Another photography lesson to be learned the hard way There is a large desert state park, and I had traveled there in the springtime for wildflowers and wildlife photography. It’s crazy to go there in the summertime because of the … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 3, August 13, 2009

I Have Been Feeling Sheepish Prologue While backpacking in Kings Canyon National Park in 2001, I had sighted a small herd of endangered bighorn sheep. With a small 35mm film camera, I photographed the herd and sent a photo scan … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 2, July 17, 2009

Prologue First of all, you will ask the question: What does Zen have to do with badgers? Zen Buddhism is an ancient Asian religion. We won’t get into it deeply here, but there are teachings about enlightenment and kharma. A … Continue reading

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Photo Journal, Issue 1, October 05, 2009

The Photo Adventure Nomad Prologue I’m not a true nomad. I don’t cross deserts with a camel herd, and I don’t live off the land. I live in a normal house in a normal city, and I drive a normal … Continue reading

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