For my first backpacking trip of 2017, it was really nice to return to California's Point Reyes National Seashore to go chasing waterfalls. The weather was nice, and a ranger upgraded me and @derekgregoryphoto to campsite #7 at Wildcat Beach, one of the best backcountry spots on the coast. Alamare Falls is one of two California waterfalls which empties into the Pacific Ocean, and it was flowing strong during the visit.
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I just returned from an epic backpacking trip to Nevada's Ruby Mountains. It's one of my favorite parts of Nevada, and I have a good memory from every trip there; it was especially nice to get a cover photo of part of a different part of the range on Nevada Magazine a few years back. This time, I took a friend, Sasakthi, on his first ever backpacking trip. He did really well and seemed experienced to me. This photo is from sunset on one of the Dollar Lakes.
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My favorite female vocalist, Janis Joplin, used to sing, "Honey, get it while you can," so I thought about that when I noticed that the Milky Way would be above the horizon line for about an hour before moonrise would wash it out. I set my alarm for midnight and drove over to lovely Lake Tahoe, and thankfully nobody else was down at Bonsai Rock, and everything worked out.
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I love photographing the Milky Way during spring because it will make a natural arch across the sky.
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Every winter I've been making taking a long and windy route from Reno, Nevada to my mother's house in Northwest Arkansas, and so far after three years of making the route, this is my favorite photograph. The Grand Canyon has always meant a lot to me; it was the first National Park that I ever visited, and I backpacked across it with one of my best friends in 2001. I had always wanted to photograph it in the snow, and when I finally had the chance I jumped on the opportunity.
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