Welcome to the Adventure Photography Blog!
 

Here you will find some of the adventure stories behind the photographs and (of course) more photos.  It has been a lot of fun creating this because you can see the evolution and melding of both adventuring and photography.  In 2003, taking a point-and-shoot camera with me was an option.  Today I would feel lost without my gear.  You also start to see composition, technique, and even lighting evolve and mature over the years.  Enjoy and please leave a comment if you see something interesting.
 

(Note: Please pardon the approximate 5 year gap.  The blog is one of the more difficult things to generate... partially because there is just so much content but also because I am attempting to recall the details of trips that I took in 2012 and at the same time also adding new and exciting entries.  I promise to fill that gap soon. Thank you.) 
 

Camping at Promontory Butte on the Mogollon Rim

November 24, 2017  •  1 Comment
Over Thanksgiving weekend, my Brother and I decided to go camping up on the Mogollon Rim near Christopher Creek. Any other year, there would probably be 3 inches of snow on the ground and it would be quite cold, especially considering The Rim is around 7,900 feet in elevation. However, we have had an unusually mild winter, and the temperature in th...
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Trip to Flagstaff Arizona

October 21, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
In late October of 2017, I decided to flip on up to Flagstaff and do some day hiking. I decided to hike at one of my all-time favorite places known as Lockett Meadow. This is near the base of the San Francisco Peaks, which is a series of peaks that were left over from a massive eruption eons ago. The caldera left over from the eruption is known as...
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White Mountain of Arizona (Part 2)

July 05, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As you probably know, the summers in Phoenix are pretty brutal, and as a result, nearly every weekend there is a mass exodus of a fair amount of the 4.57 million Phoenicians to the cooler parts of Arizona. For four weekends in a row, I joined that exodus and explored some of the lesser known areas of the state, including Sycamore Canyon, the Mogoll...
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White Mountains of Arizona (Part 1)

June 18, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
As you probably know, the summers in Phoenix are pretty brutal, and as a result, nearly every weekend there is a mass exodus of a fair amount of the 4.57 million Phoenicians to the cooler parts of Arizona. For four weekends in a row, I joined that exodus and explored some of the lesser known areas of the state, including Sycamore Canyon, the Mogoll...
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Capitol Reef National Park

December 21, 2016  •  1 Comment
My second stop during the December 2016 trip to southern Utah was to Capitol Reef National Park. This was an absolutely amazing journey into a very remote part of the United States. In fact, Capitol Reef, and the surrounding areas such as Grand Staircase Escalante National Monument were the last areas in the US to be explored and charted on a map!...
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Zion National Park

December 19, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I am so excited to be posting this blog entry that I skipped everything between 2011 and 2016. I promise to get back to filling in the gap soon! So over the Christmas holiday in 2016, I decided to take a trip up to southern Utah. My plan was to spend a couple of days in Zion National Park and then drive the scenic UT-12 over to a park I had never...
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Arches and Canyonlands National Parks

January 02, 2012  •  Leave a Comment
Well 2011 was a year for the record books as far as adventures and photo opportunities. Is it even possible that 2012 would be better? I suppose it is possible... but I will let you be the judge. In 2012, I had the pleasure of visiting 9 unique and special places, and it started off with a trip to Moab Utah and visits to nearby Arches and Canyonlan...
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Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado Adventure - Part 2)

September 23, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
Half the fun of a destination in getting there right? RIGHT! Part two of my adventure in the state of Colorado is about getting there and coming back home. It took us two days to get to RMNP, and going up and coming back were two completely different routes, and they were both adventures in and of themselves. On the way up, we drove through Gallup...
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Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado Adventure - Part 1)

September 19, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
In September of 2011, my friend Kristen and I decided to plan a trip up to Colorado over 12 days, which ended up being an epic adventure. So much so that I had to split it up into a 2-part blog! The ultimate destination of this tour of Colorado (and part 1 of the blog) was Rocky Mountain National Park. We stayed in a sweet cabin in the charming tow...
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Relaxation in Cancun Mexico

May 09, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
So, I don't know if I would classify this as Adventure Photography, and it is out of the ordinary for this blog, but it was such a amazing trip that I just had to share. Hey, even adventure photographers need a break from the ordinary once in awhile and this trip was exactly that in that it centered around relaxation, walks on the beach at sunrise...
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Chocolate Falls (Grand Falls) Arizona

March 14, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
The fourth and final stop on the 2011 Northeast Arizona mancation was to Chocolate Falls (also known as Grand Falls). It is called grand and chocolate for a reason... grand because it is a 181 foot tall water fall (taller than Niagara!). Chocolate because the waters are almost always muddy. The Little Colorado runs through forest and desert for 336...
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Petrified Forest National Park

March 14, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
The third stop along the Northeastern Arizona marathon trip was to Petrified Forest National Park. The best way to describe this place is desolate beauty. The parks service calls it a "Tapestry of Time". The archeological history at this place is just amazing! What is now an arid desert nearly devoid of vegetation was once (over 225 million years...
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Canyon de Chelly National Monument

March 13, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
The second stop during the 2011 mancation was to Chinle Arizona, home of Canyon de Chelly National Monument. We did a great little hike down into the canyon to check out the White House Ruins. The hike descended 600 feet along switchbacks and through tunnels along the very steep canyon wall, and ended at these spectacular Indian ruins built right i...
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Monument Valley

March 12, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
In March of 2011, my best buddy Steve and I went on a mancation to explore Northeastern Arizona. Our itinerary included Monument Valley, Canyon de Chelly, Petrified Forest National Park, and a little known waterfall called Chocolate Falls over a period of 4 days. Monument Valley was the first stop along the marathon tour. While there, we drove the...
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Winter in Zion National Park

January 01, 2011  •  Leave a Comment
For me, 2010 was a monumental year from an adventuring standpoint. I just never thought I would top all the uniqueness, variety, and sheer beauty that I witnessed in that year. Never did I dream that I would top it in 2011, but I believe I did. It started on the very first day of the new year and in what was becoming one of my favorite places... Zi...
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