Moab is one of those places I never want to leave. It is home to two national parks, and is an outdoor paradise. If you can get past the heat, you will find no shortage of activities to keep you busy. This was from the past summer when @kodykekoa and I were stock mobbing our trucks around the desert. He also pulled the trigger to create this shot. 🤙🏼
With American Thanksgiving soon upon us often we tend to reflect on what we are thankful for one thing on my list is public lands such as National Parks, Monuments and Wilderness areas. What is something you are thankful for?! #mypubliclands#usinterior#zionnationalpark 📸@mandersao
Finding the Sawtooth/Return to Sawtooth I made this image a number of years ago on my last visit to an area I worked in Wenatchee National Forest in WA.
When I was a Wilderness Ranger through the @mtadamsinstitute I drove this road every other week on my way to patrol an area of high meadows and rugged mountains. I've been all over this country and visited a few others but the Sawtooth is still in the top of my list of beautiful places.
This is an experimental print on uncoated watercolor paper, resulting in a "faded" look due to the paper absorbing so much of the ink.
2 prints up in the shop, link in profile.
Just outside of Bishop and a few minutes from the Buttermilk Boulders, looking west on Highway 168 toward the cold and snowy Eastern Sierra.
I missed my turn to catch the alpenglow, but the belt of Venus was pretty beautiful.
Two proofs available in the shop, Black Friday Savings, link in profile.
Protect and enjoy your national forests! Especially your multi-use ones, like the Sam Houston National Forest, located in east Texas 50 miles north of Houston. This forest is one of four National Forests in TX. The endangered red-cockaded woodpecker makes its home here, and it and its habitat are fully protected by the forest. The forest also contains the Lone Star Hiking Trail, a 128-mile trail that has received National Recreation Trail status in some sections. And yes, it's still green down here! We Minnesotans can hardly believe it.
Be sure and check out the video from my trip to Utah! Link is in my IG bio.
Before I started the backpacking part of my trip, I spent a day in @zionnps with @botellophoto. By the time I arrived, the fall color was beyond peak in most parts of the park. The main canyon was an exception though. That afternoon we walked around the Big Bend area and found that fall color was spot on! Compositions were difficult to come by though since it was quite windy. I searched for a while and found this composition with the beautiful color being reflected in the Virgin River. I waited for a bit to find a break in the wind to photograph. Unfortunately, it never completely stopped. There is some slight movement in this image on he left side, but I find that it doesn’t really bother me. This was shot on 4x5 @fujifilm_profilm Fuji Velvia using the @intrepidcameraco camera.
We followed this waterfall up, up, up to where it's headwaters froze against the sky. We crunched over leaves, meandered around lakes, and stopped for every bird we heard (oh wait that was just me). It felt we hiked from fall to winter, all under the great blue Colorado sky.
Spending time in @petrifiedforestnps is like walking through time.
Pictured here is a petrified log (which could be up to 225 m.y.o! 😲) on an ever-so-slowly developing hoodoo in front of the pastel orange and lavender bands of the Blue Mesa.
The Ozark National Forest has natural gas, timber, and land resources in addition to beauty and wildlife. The Forest Service determines how our forests are used in a process that includes public notification and environmental assessment for each project. Information about all projects, whether repairing roads, adding amenities for hikers, or building natural gas pipelines, is published on the forest service website. In the Ozark National Forest, CenterPoint Energy and Arkansas Western pipelines carry natural gas through the forest for use in northern Arkansas and Missouri. Timber and biomass resource harvests are also managed by the Forest Service. Biomass resources are small trees that are chipped and added to coal burning power plants. Since the Ozark National Forest is multiple use, the Forest Service is responsible for balancing demands of resource use, recreation, and conservation.
How deep would you go in an Ice Cave when temps are above freezing? It took me a bit to work up some courage to go towards the back and get a shot of @adventureshelbert in the opening. As soon as I fired off the frame I heard the ice crack and bolted out of there like a rocket!