• Can Social Media Wreck The Outdoors? I posted a photo on Instagram and Facebook last week with a question in the caption: Question for the community: should we all be sharing the locations of the beautiful photos we share on social media, or should we withhold the locations in an effort to protect these fragile places and keep the outdoors a […]
  • WHO is Sierra Blair-Coyle? THAT is the Question. I sat down to read a blog article earlier today called ‘Athlete or Model: What is Sierra Blair-Coyle?’. When I read the headline I was curious, even totally on board, but after reflecting a bit, I’m calling bullshit. If you don’t know anything about Sierra, give the post above a quick read. It’s got all […]
  • Peter Lik Just Sold a Photo for 6.5 Million Dollars, But Is It Art? Surely by now you’ve heard that the most expensive photo in history has recently been sold by photographer Peter Lik to an undisclosed collector for a record-breaking price of 6.5 Million Dollars. Peter Lik is better known for his television personality and his decadent galleries in posh retail locations in cities like Aspen, Beverly Hills […]
  • Happy 50th Birthday, Wilderness Act! “If future generations are to remember us with gratitude rather than contempt, we must leave them a glimpse of the world as it was in the beginning, not just after we got through with it.” – President Lyndon Johnson upon signing the Wilderness Act 50 years ago today. To those of us who frequent the […]
  • What are the odds? I’ve been shooting photos for 20 years. I’ve made my living in the profession for the last 15. I can count on one hand the number of times that everything lined up perfectly and a truly rare image was created. Now, I don’t want to toot my own horn about this shot, but the fact […]
  • Being Broken is Good For You Sometimes you’re cruising along in life and everything is just dandy, and before you can even say oops, you’ve slammed your shoulder into a tree at high speed and now your arm doesn’t move quite right. It’s not necessarily a tree, or a broken shoulder. That’s just what it is for me right now. Sometimes […]
  • How Do Your Photos Smell? Remember the sensation of getting paid with real money?  You may have to think all the way back to when you had an allowance or stacked cash for mowing the neighbor’s lawn, but there was probably a point in your life when you worked at something for a bit and were rewarded with a handful […]
  • Watcha Doin’ This Weekend? If you follow my Instagram feed (go ahead and take a sec to click on follow, I’ll wait…), you may have noticed a pattern. It looks something like this: an outing in the mountains, generally over the weekend, followed by daily posts over the course of the following week derived from this outing. Sometimes this […]
  • 4 Traits of the Greats 9 Days entrenched with Chris Davenport, Ted Mahon and Christy Mahon aka ‘The Power Trio of Colorado Ski Mountaineering‘ was an illuminating experience. In all of my years as a skier and adventurer, I’ve seldom experienced such a well-oiled machine. When I was being interviewed by Powder Magazine about my time with the crew in […]
  • When I grow up I wanna be like John Muir I’m currently in the throes of a historical inspiration kick. I’ve been digging into the journals and biographies of such pioneering badasses as Edmund Hillary, Bradford Washburn and Fred Beckey. The unifying theme is an enduring love for the natural world and a passion for exploring even the most difficult to reach parts of it. […]