While some people might associate modern-day Breckenridge as a winter activities haven, it’s history is firmly planted in the “Pike’s Peak or Bust!” Colorado Gold Rush. A snowshoeing trip along French Gulch gave me an opportunity to play in the snow, and connect to the prospector past of early Breckenridge.Read More
How's the weather treating you?
I read the other day, that you should never start a conversation with the weather. I guess it's boring, and a social taboo. Ok. Thanks for letting me know.
I'll admit, I’m more interested in day-to-day weather than most, but what if the weather is unusual? I mean, that seems to be a good reason to talk about the weather. It might be true for most conversations, but it’s pretty much the whole point of my most recent hike.
Since I’ve been whining all winter about the lack of snow, when there is snows—actual, ground covering snow—I’m gonna talk about it...non-stop. Ok, I get it now. It's boring to talk about the weather. But after months of waiting, wishing, and begging, snow finally made an appearance, and I couldn’t wait to get outside.Read More
I’m a big fan of our National Parks, and I’m lucky enough to have four in Colorado alone. I’ve got this not-so-secret plan to visit all 59: from Dry Tortugas (70 miles west of the Florida Keys) to the brown bear haven of Katmai in Alaska, California’s Death Valley (the lowest point in the United States), and all the way up to Acadia in Maine—I’ll get to you someday, Maine. So I was pretty excited when I was within driving distance to Shenandoah National Park, and the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.Read More
Work-a-day life can be filled with tons of distractions. Work, home projects, holidays, vacations, on and on. It's all part of life. That's where hobbies come in. My hobbies go hand-in-hand, but a hobby could be anything: gardening, reading, macrame. You'll always find time to do the things you love...unless your crazy busy.
Alright, you caught me, I'm trying to gin up sympathy for why I haven't been on a hike in a long, long time. I've been busy, but who isn't these days? Well, the hiking hiatus is over! I'm back on the trails, and starting to feel like my old self again.Read More
By now, most people have given up on there New Year's resolution. I'll admit it, I'm not doing very well with some of my goals. Ok, most of my goals. But, I'm sticking with one of my photography goals—take more photographs.
"Um, don't you photograph all the time?"
Good question. Yes, yes I do, but most of the time I'm on a hike at the same time. There is nothing wrong with being on a hike. I can't get to most "photographic" locations without hiking to it. But, sometimes I want to get a photograph, and not worry about how I got to the location.
I'm always looking for ways to improve my landscape photography. Online tutorials, books, magazines. Sometimes I absorb a new tip or technique right away, and other times I struggle...no matter how hard I try.
I know everyone has heard the old adage "practice makes perfect". Well, guess what? It's true. I know, shocker. This is my goal. More photography practice. And, sometimes, what I need is a disruption to my daily routine.Read More