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Typhoon Comes to Seattle

by on Oct.16, 2016, under Nature, Places, Seattle, Vistas, Washington State, West Seattle

It wasn’t all it was cracked up to be, but I’ll never get tired of watching waves crash over Beach Drive.

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Flying over the Puget Sound

by on Oct.09, 2016, under Nature, Seattle, Vistas, Washington State, West Seattle

Parker and I recently took a seaplane fly fishing trip. It is exactly what it sounds like. The fishing ended being a little slow, but was that really the point?

Seaplane Fly Fishing 2016

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Flight to Orcas Island

by on Sep.07, 2014, under Nature, Places, Vistas, Washington State

Flying to Orcas Island with Kathryn in August 2014.

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No boat ramp? No problem.

by on Apr.07, 2014, under Places, Sport, Washington State

Parker explains how we yanked Ryan’s boat up and over a steep bank and a bunch of downed trees on an Olympic Peninsula river this weekend.

Video shot entirely on the Olympus OM-D E-M1 using the Olympus 12-40 f/2.8 and the Panasonic 7-14 f/4.

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Summer Vacation on the Easton Glacier

by on Oct.05, 2012, under Nature, Places, Ski, Sport, Vistas, Washington State


Reaching the summit of Mount Baker was one of my first conquests in the Pacific Northwest. I came to Seattle in 2006 as an intern, and climbed to the top of Grants Peak that summer. For the last several years I’ve had Mount Baker on my hit list again, although this time with a slightly different mission in mind. I want to ski from the top.

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The Adventure Wedding

by on Sep.13, 2012, under Nature, Party, Places, Portrait, Sport, Vistas, Washington State, Weddings

Wedding Party and Ice Axes

You know you have cool friends when one of them asks if you are interested in photographing his wedding on a glacier. I never for a minute thought he was joking—it made perfect sense to me. Russ and I were backcountry skiing last November when he first mentioned his and Kala’s plans to get married in the wilderness. Both Kala and Russ have bagged dozens of peaks, routes, climbs, scrambles, skis, ridges, saddles and anything else on a mountain in the Pacific Northwest. I did not doubt Russ and Kala’s resolve to have a wedding perched on the side of a mountain; but once I ventured onto the Sulphide glacier with them and two dozen guests and the weather turned, I began to wonder if it would really happen.
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Birthday Tour

by on Aug.22, 2012, under Places, Ski, Washington State

Mountain Goat

WTF is a chairlift? It’s about this time of year that the concept of a seat dangling from a wire which spans the side of a mountain begins to sound like some kind of exotic luxury. Hauling skis up mountains to find snow in June is exactly what Megan, Steven and I did near the Liberty Bell Group. Our objective was to complete the scenic North Cascades’ gem known as the Birthday Tour.
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