Mount Defiance

At 4,959 feet, Mount Defiance is the highest peak in the Columbia River Gorge, and the hike to its summit is known as one of the most difficult hikes in the Pacific Northwest.  (In fact, one guide refers to it as “the mother of all day hikes!”).   The trail starts at an unimpressive parking lot at the Starvation…

Sugar Skull

I recently had the opportunity to work with Sasha Stiefel, an insanely talented hair and makeup artist with Sasha Steifel Makeup Artistry to create this “sugar skull” stylized shoot. Check out the video for a taste of the fun! NOTE: Video is best viewed full screen and in HD mode (see settings at bottom right). Shoots…

Fire and Lights

My recent trip to Bend in central Oregon proved to be a bit more interesting than I initially expected. While I was there, the Two Bulls forest fire erupted just outside of the City.  The sky became thick with smoke, turning the sun blood red and casting an eerie light across the City. But, as…

Table Mountain

On May 31, Kim and I celebrated our 11th anniversary at the top of Table Mountain in Oregonian’s Columbia River Gorge.  It was a pretty grueling climb up, and at the top I decided we needed a celebratory selfie to capture the moment.  You can see the result below, and I’m pretty sure I’m going…