The Fast Way Down the Mountain

Here’s the first of many fun nuggets of joy from last weekends backpacking trip. We covered about 17 miles in three days. On Saturday I wandered off alone all day to see where it would take me. One of the places I wound up was in a huge field of flowers, ferns, blueberries, and huckleberries. The oddity being that it was on a 45 degree slope. When in this situation on the decent there are two ways to get hike down it. You can look for difficult footing and make your way carefully, OOooorrrr you can slide on your butt like a madman!

It was a pretty easy choice.
It was a pretty easy choice.
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A Fine Engagement

Here are a few of the engagement photos I shot a few days ago. Congrats to Kody and Crystal! A finer snowboarding pair you’ll never meet!

The were perfect low clouds all day
The were perfect low clouds all day

We spent the first half of the day playing in the snow, and then for the second half, we took our final snowboarding runs for the season!

The snow was kind to us the whole time we were up!
The snow was kind to us the whole time we were up!

We wandered through the small cabins.

Stopping every here and there to take a picture
Stopping every here and there to take a picture

A few times we climbed snow piles and snuck onto decks.

And had a good laugh.
And had a good laugh.

Then we followed the trail back to the cars.

The snow was still softly falling
The snow was still softly falling

They held hands while I wandered behind.

And of course Crystal's grandmother's ring
And of course Crystal’s grandmother’s ring

To which my camera could do no justice.

A perfect last day in the snowy mountains!

Four Bikes, One Car, Four Parks

Today was the first official ride day of the season. We loaded up four bikes and four people in one car and rode four parks. And it was glorious.

Chance rolls over the doorway the Marcus sits under.
Chance rolls over the doorway the Marcus sits under.
Bike there, bike there, bike there, Oh, and one there.
Bike there, bike there, bike there, Oh, and one there.

It’s always an impressive feat fitting four bikes in the trunk. Though with the improvements through the day I swear you could fit five in there by the end.

Marcus doing a barspin off of a super thin side of one of the doorways.
Marcus doing a barspin off of a super thin side of one of the doorways.
Dan enjoying some sun and long grass.
Dan enjoying some sun and long grass.

I was doing stunts too, at like a 95% of the time stunting to 5% camera(ing). Spring has now officially started in my book!

Single light and Reflector

A few days ago I shot some photographs for Fingers Duke’s new clothing items with a lovely friend of mine named Marti. Here are a few of my favorites!

Shooting people in this manner isn’t really my forte, but it’s always fun to play with new and different things. I feel that I stretched the single available light fairly well. Thankfully I had my reflector handy!

Marti later told me that this was her “Creeper Look”
Thinking of hunger and hungering for thinking
And one final photo to finish out the post

Rainbow Dog

I saw a few rainbows today, and promptly felt bad for all the dogs that didn’t understand why their owners suddenly stopped walking and began staring at the sky. And in a true dog fashion I forgot about it and started smelling things.

This was happening all over the city today