Yep, it’s been a mild winter so far, but dark and gloomy. The heavy clouds just won’t leave us alone. I was reading again last night about John Muir (one of my many “heroes”) and naturally had to recall the amazing natural places where i like to hang out.Continue Reading
When I first visited the mountains as an adult for ski trips many ears ago, I had no idea just how diverse and crazy mountains really are. When I was skiing, the most important part of the mountains was the apres ski at the lodge at the bottom of them! Many rum and eggnogs later I might have gaze out at the view, but the sights were not the main reason to be there in those days.Continue Reading
This past week was just that. Each day I was dropped off at a new dream location by my helicopter “limo” high up in the Bugaboo Mountains just west of the Canadian Rockies.Continue Reading
Hiking in the mountains is ultimately rewarding. The views and sense of place keep you solidly in the moment. And you can always go just a little higher. Whether it’s the view, or the shot to inspire you, it seems you are so motivated to keep going onwards and upwards. Just like life – if there’s any kind of reward satisfaction at the end, it makes the journey, however exhausting, all so very worth it. The sunrises, especially, are Continue Reading
So…it’s the new year. I hope your new days so far have been kind to you – and that where ever you are you are warm!!!
It seems everyone, mostly, is executing their resolutions or using this date as a new start for all sorts of things to do or improve, or try or….you know the drill! We all have ideas about what we can do to make our lives and the lives of others better. This got me thinking about ideas. Where do our ideas come from?Continue Reading
That’s all I can say. I finally got around to working on my mountain photos. I had some time to work on them while at my parent’s this past week. It helped kept me from getting too depressed – but in betweeen business meetings and lawyers etc, photography was a welcome distraction.
Spooky and brooding in the fog, the mountains are showing another side to their personalities. It’s a side i like, although one day of sun would make this trip perfect.Continue Reading
The helicopter dropped us off on the snowcovered glacier, and we hiked up to the top of the cliff. Took a few shots of the view, and some panos with the 10.5 mm lens. The we scrambled down a boulder field to the “lake” which was quite a scene given that the boulders were the size of cars!
After reaching the base, we had lunch and enjoyed the view and the camaraderie. All the while our helicopter waited above on the snowpack.
The trick came in the hike back up there. Back through the boulders, a scree slope made soft and mushy and unstable due to the 3 rainy days previously! Got to the top of the snowpack and then skiied down to the heli. Not literally skiied of course, but being from Manitoba I know how to make light work of a snow hill!!!
These images are the ones I shot with my phone, once I get home and process the others I’ll post a gallery.
What do you think – was the scree scramble worth it?