Lake Tahoe

At over 6,200 in elevation, you can imagine it was a bit of a slog through knee-deep snow to approach Lake Tahoe. But it was worth the effort to photograph the world’s 27th largest lake on this early winter evening in mid-December. As the sun approached the horizon, the water was still, allowing the reflection…

Autumn Sun

It has been a pretty spectacular autumn here in the northwest and we spent part of our weekend in the Columbia River Gorge enjoying the last of the fall colors and the beautiful autumn light. These shots were taken high above Multnomah Falls in Oregon’s Columbia River Gorge. Click on the images to see larger…

Baxter State Park

Oregon is an amazing and beautiful state, so when it comes time to find great vacation destinations it’s hard to beat what’s already in your own backyard. There’s a few special places that make my list. Minnesota’s Boundary Waters Wilderness. The Canyonlands of Southeast Utah. Tennessee’s Great Smoky Mountains. To name a few. But, there’s one…

Eagle Creek

The Eagle Creek trail near Eagle Creek, Oregon is a bit off the beaten path and one of Oregon’s less known and less traveled hiking trails. The trail is graced on either side by towering old-growth douglas firs and western red cedars and you’ll find plenty of native mushrooms as the trail gently meanders its…

Smith Rock

Smith Rock State Park is a climber’s paradise. With it’s world class climbing routes, rock climbers from the globe come to this central Oregon hot spot to train. It’s also a pretty great place for those of us that just like to watch as we enjoy the desert heat and the flow of the Crooked…

Mount Hood Wilderness

Mount Hood is pretty amazing as far as mountains go, even more so when you get to see it up close and personal. My friends make fun of me because I call it “My Mountain,” and this weekend it was just that as my dog and I spent some quality time together in the Mount Hood Wilderness (see previous post). Here’s some images of “My Mountain” from this past weekend’s backpacking trip.