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Trail Journal (May 12, 2012): Explorer Canyon

Trail Journal – May 12, 2012 I’m in the midst of a nasty flu and I’m sweating, and extremely dehydrated. I ruptured a disk in my back three weeks ago. I miss my wife, she’s a thousand miles away. I’m in a psuedo-wilderness, camped in an alcove in the Escalante Arm of Lake Powell. My […]


November in Montana is exciting because of the promise of snow. Before November, you have to go to high elevations to find snow, like in this photo, which is my camp in Maloney Basin in the Anaconda-Pintlar Wilderness with the Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp on the night of November 1, 2012. The promise of snow […]

2012 Ultralight Backpacking Boot Camp in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness

I just returned from two trips in the Anaconda-Pintler Wilderness with Stephanie. Chase was attending a leadership camp at Camp Arcola in the Seymour Creek drainage, so we took the opportunity to do some location scouting and exploring of the A-P. Here’s a Flickr slideshow showing a few of the pretty spots we visited: View […]

Not Today’s View from Apgar, Glacier National Park (Leica M9)

Lake McDonald, Glacier National Park LEICA M9, ZEISS BIOGON 35/2.8C The view from Apgar would look like this today if not for the rain and fog. This photo was taken a few evenings ago when there were just enough clouds to add character and just enough ripple on the lake to give it a little […]

Arrowleaf Balsamroot: Rocky Mountain Tough Guy (Leica M9)

  Tough Guy of the Rockies: Arrowleaf Balsamroot Leica M9, Zeiss 35/2.8C The Arrowleaf Balsamroot is the first wildflower that shows itself on drier and rockier slopes in the Northern Rockies. It starts to appear in May and really gets going in June. I think it’s the toughest flower in the West. Here’s a photo […]