Ryan Jordan

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Group Gear for Lightweight Wilderness Travel

Introduction Last week I spent four days in the Bob Marshall Wilderness with Scout Leaders from around the country training them in the art and practice of ultralight backpacking techniques for the Backpacking Light / Montana BSA course. Our goal is simpler, yet more profound, than just playing with gear: thinking about the best ways to impart the knowledge […]

Pointedtip Mariposa Lily, Bob Marshall Wilderness (Photo, Sigma DP2)

  Pointedtip Mariposa Lily (Calochortus apiculatus), Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana Sigma DP2, ISO 50, f/2.8, 1/160 sec. This post is dedicated to my wife Stephanie because her favorite types of photos that I bring back from my trips are those of wildflowers, and the lily is unique because of its ability to retain its beauty […]

Sunrise on the Walling Reef, Bob Marshall Wilderness (Photo, Sigma DP2s)

Walling Reef Sunrise Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana (Sigma DP2s, ISO 50, f/11, 1.6 sec.) Waking up to this is not a bad gig, but this is what I had to work with on Friday morning. The problem with this view is that I could see it out of the window as I taught an indoor […]

Sorting Gear in the Bob Marshall Wilderness (Photo, Sigma DP2s)

Sorting Gear On the North Fork Dupuyer Creek, Bob Marshall Wilderness, Montana Sigma DP2s, f/11, 1/20 sec. I spent a few days over the past weekend on the eastern slope of the Bob Marshall Wilderness in the vicinity of the Walling Reef. This campsite was just inside the canyon, so there’s mountains all round and […]

Hard Times in the Bob Marshall Wilderness (Sigma DP2)

Hard Times, Bob Marshall Wilderness Sigma DP2, ISO 50, f/2.8, 1/800 sec. These arrowleaf balsamroot flowers won’t make it into Flower Photo Field Guides but they will have better stories to tell than the sissy flowers down in the forest. They look like how I feel whenever I go off trail in the Bob. Last […]