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The Lake City Brewing Company

February 11, 2020 - I first became aware of the Lake City Brewing Company when I was asked to supply prints for their new building a couple...
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Mountain Town Diaries

December 10, 2019 - I'll be the first to admit that I've had a challenging time recently. The accident (see last blog update) came on top of...
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Finding a 350" Elk in the San Juans of Colorado

October 15, 2018 - At the end of January, during a relatively dry winter, I went wandering into a particularly dense patch of mixed forest...
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The Abandoned Cabin

July 26, 2018 - Over the years, I've found several old cabins away from the roads and ghost towns around Lake City. Most had some connec...
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Wildfire Safety

June 12, 2018 - Fire has been a part of life in the wilderness long before humans discovered how to make it. Some trees and plants actua...
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In Praise of the Buffalo Mountain Shirt

April 03, 2018 - Since my work as a wilderness photographer takes me into the unforgiving forest and mountain environments of the Rocky M...
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Death in the San Juans

February 01, 2018 - In the natural world, the circle of life is evident everywhere. The four seasons, new plants, old trees, calves and cubs...
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Colorful Colorado - Fall Colors in a Western Slope Mountain Town

October 18, 2017 - Fall enters with a whisper. It's almost something you can sense in the breeze. The first leaves to fall do so seemingly...
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Greetings From Lake City - A Late Spring Photo Essay

April 27, 2017 - Mountain weather can be difficult to predict, and at no time is that more apparent than in spring, when winter and summe...
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Wilderness Survival Essentials

April 23, 2017 - Late last year, I was asked by fans of my Facebook page what I typically carry in my pack. I'm going to answer that ques...
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The Homemade Survival Kit

April 18, 2017 - The Rocky Mountains of Colorado are my adopted home, but as far back as I can remember I've always enjoyed wild places....
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A Lake City Winter

March 23, 2017 - As I type, the sun is shining in between snow flurries on a late March morning, and I've already tidied my yard after se...
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2016 - A Colorado Photographer's Year

December 30, 2016 - At the end of each year I get a chance to review my output for the previous 12 months. I ensure I've archived everything...
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New in Lake City for 2016

May 29, 2016 - Photography as a profession is a struggle between making art and making money. The two seem to have little connection at...
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Waterfalls in Winter

March 06, 2016 - Western Colorado is known for warm summers and bitterly cold winters. In the mountains, the temperature range can be mor...
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Snow in Western Colorado

November 25, 2015 - The first snow of winter to fall in the valleys of the Western Slope can arrive without much warning. Even though it is...
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Winter Hiking in Colorado

November 18, 2015 - As fall becomes little more than a memory and the visitors leave for warmer, flatter places, the first taste of winter o...
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Winter Above Lake City Colorado

November 13, 2015 - As the last aspen leaves fall and the evening temperatures begin to drop, it's only a matter of time before the first sn...
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Fall Colors of Colorado

November 08, 2015 - Life in the Rocky Mountains can be hard. The winters are long and cold, spring can be muddy as the snow melts, the warmt...
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Bears Revisited

August 24, 2015 - Back in February, I was fortunate enough to participate in the final stages of an attempt to return two young black bear...
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Night Hiking For Independence Day Fireworks

July 05, 2015 - My adventures are usually dreamed up when I notice an interesting feature on a map, or I spot an unfamiliar peak or vall...
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A Colorado Wilderness Photographer

June 27, 2015 - These days I go by several titles: wilderness photographer, landscape photographer, portrait photographer, wedding photo...
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Spring in the Mountains

May 10, 2015 - I may be biased, but I don't think that there is a bad time to be in the Rockies. It's easy to look at a photo and be im...
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A Second Chance for Two Bears

February 25, 2015 - In the middle of a Rocky Mountain winter, most bears are hibernating - waiting for warmer temperatures, longer days and...
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5 Reasons To Visit Colorado

February 03, 2015 - The Centennial State is 104,000 square miles of adventure, whatever your tastes may be! From the rugged mountain environ...
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How To Run Your First Ultra-Marathon

December 12, 2014 - Almost half a year ago, I spent the longest day of my life on the mountains of the San Juans around Lake City, Colorado.
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Walking in Wilderness

November 13, 2014 - The natural world has always been a source of fascination for me. Some of my earliest memories are of trees and rivers,...
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The Forest and the Spruce Beetle

October 29, 2014 - As some of you know, I spend a lot of time in the wilderness around Lake City - probably more than most. One fact is now...
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Why Aspen Leaves Change Color During Fall

September 02, 2014 - Have you ever wondered why aspens and other deciduous (seasonal leaf dropping) trees put on such an amazing display of c...
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Changing Seasons

August 26, 2014 - As you probably know by now, I spend a lot of time in the forests of Colorado, and I can't help noticing the minute and...
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Safe Wildlife Watching in Colorado

June 03, 2014 - Spend enough time in Colorado and you'll eventually spot some of our spectacular wildlife. Venture into the high country...
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Moose Study

January 31, 2014 - While most people were enjoying a quiet Sunday morning, several trucks were parked at the side of a dirt road in Hinsdal...
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2013 - A Year In Review

December 30, 2013 - One of the perks of being a photographer is that, when the time comes to look back on a year, I can view thousands of im...
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A Rocky Mountain Winter

December 02, 2013 - The first big winter storm of December is supposedly less than 24 hours away. Many people don't enjoy snow and ice (espe...
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An Afternoon With Ursus Americanus

July 24, 2013 - It began as a typical summer afternoon. The planned hike was quite short compared to my usual adventures, but the harsh...
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The Longest Day

June 26, 2013 - June and early July are my favorite times to explore the largest mountains that the Southern Rocky Mountains have to off...
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New for 2013

May 05, 2013 - 2013 has already been a busy year for me. I have many exciting things to share with you! First of all, let me show yo...
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Rocky Mountain High

April 22, 2013 - Today marks the 44th Earth Day. It's a time to think about our connection with the planet. I feel fortunate to be able t...
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As the Snow Melts

March 20, 2013 - On this first day of spring, I can look around and see that, while the snow around my house can only be found in grimy-l...
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A Solstice Celebration

June 26, 2012 - It seemed appropriate to celebrate the first day of summer by spending most of it outside. The weather was perfect for a...
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Adjustment

February 19, 2012 - This new life of mine took a great deal of dedication and planning. However, at this point, I'm finding that there are c...
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To The High Country

January 04, 2012 - Confucius once said the “only the wisest and stupidest of men never change”. I’m about to make a very significant change...
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