Goodbye, Winter

Do you think it’s finally safe to say “Goodbye” to winter?

Photo from a few seasons back, my buddy Benji and I ski-mountaineered 11,000 ft Lone Peak, part of the Wasatch Range in Northern Utah.
 
We did it in the spring, when the snow would be most stable and avalanche danger would be much more manageable. The down side was that we had to start our ascent hiking on dry trails because the valley is only about 4500 ft high, and all the snow in the sunny desert valley had already melted. Hiking with camping gear, skis AND SKI BOOTS, food, and climbing gear… each of our packs easily weighed at least 50 lbs, and I wouldn’t be surprised if they were closer to 70! Felt like 90 by the time we reached our base camp spot…
 
Epic adventure though… would do it again in a second!

Climbing in the Gunks

A few days ago I had the opportunity to shoot some rock climbing at the Trapps cliffs in the Mohonk Preserve… more affectionately known as “The Gunks” (because they are in the Shawangunk mountains).

By the way- did you know that we are licensed by the FAA to shoot photos and video commercially with a drone?  It sure adds a great perspective to adventure sports photography, doesn’t it?!

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Wrapping Up Winter

Yesterday’s adventure took me to the Catskills, skiing at Belleayre Mountain and shooting two terrific people.  Married 42 years, they’re a total inspiration- don’t you think?!  And… they can turn a pair of skis pretty dang well, too!

 

It was a treat to get such a great day on snow this late in the season, with perfect snow conditions and a little sun poking through between the almost fairy-tale-like flurries.  It was a pleasure shooting with you guys!

Fall Colors

Everyone has their own special way of enjoying Fall’s bouquet of “fruity pebbles”… mine is the opportunity to combine two passions at once: #hanggliding and #photography
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