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Ice On The Racetrack

Last week, my friend Jeremy went out on a quick photo trip. Since he had never been to Death Valley, we decided to venture out the Racetrack. With only one day to spend there, we weren’t sure what to expect and we had no idea what the current conditions were like. For those of you…

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Climbing Mount Rainier

With 2014 now upon us, now is a great time to start making plans for the upcoming year. If you want to add a little adventure to the mix, make plans now to climb Mt. Rainier!  Located in central Washington State, Mt Rainier is a massive statovolcano that looms 14,411 ft above the surrounding peaks.…

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The Alabama Hills

If you like Westerns, you definitely need to visit California’s Alabama Hills.  Over 150 different movies and a handful of TV shows have filmed here, including The Lone Ranger.  The rugged, dry terrain against a backdrop of the tall Sierra Nevada Mountains makes this a picture perfect setting.  But what really sets the Alabama Hills…

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Death Valley Part 2

For Part 1 of the series, just click here. In this article, I’ll discuss places you can visit on the North End of Death Valley. Just across the Nevada border is a little ghost town called Rhyolite. The town was formed during the gold rush of 1905. After the richest ore was extracted, it declined…

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Death Valley Part 1

Death Valley – why do you want to go there? Such was the reaction from my friends when learning about my upcoming photo trip. Like most people, they did’t associate Death Valley as a place of scenic distinction. In this article I hope to provide compelling reasons why you should visit Death Valley. It’s much…

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Alpenglow at Mono Lake

Alpenglow on Mono Lake

Mono Lake is just one of many interesting places you can visit East of the Sierra Nevadas in California. This is one of the oldest lakes in North America. Since it has no outlet, salts and other minerals accumulate and make the water quite alkaline (pH of 10). In fact, it’s more than 2.5 times…

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Thousand Springs in the Winter

Ritter Island Falls

If you happen to be in Southwest Idaho during a long Winter cold spell, shake off those Winter blues and head over to Thousand Springs! For a brochure on the various places you can visit, just click here. There are two main reasons why Winter is my favorite time to visit the springs. First, the…

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Yellowstone in the Fall

Foggy Morning Elk

During first weekend of Oct. 2012, I went to Jackson, WY with the intent of photographing fall colors in the Tetons. Unfortunately, the color was lacking that year since it was so dry and the air was hazy from wildfire activity (mostly from my home state of Idaho). Thus, I decided to head North to…

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Springtime in the Sawtooths

Fiery Sunset

In early May of this year, I ventured up to Idaho’s Sawtooth Mountains for some weekend photography. This area boasts a plethora of great alpine scenery and fun hiking routes. So why would you want to go in the Spring? First, the mountains still have snow on them which lend well to photographs. Second, it’s…

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