2012 Trips

China Photography Tour -- Nov 27-Dec 17, 2012

These shots are from a photography tour of four different regions of China: The Yellow Mountains (Vertical peaks with fog and clouds - think "Avatar"); the rural Red Land agricultural area; and the Yunyang Rice Terraces (Terraced hillsides actively producing rice for over 1300 years).

Bryce and Zion National Parks -- Oct 30 -Nov 5, 2012

These shots are from a photo shoot with a friend and fellow photographer David Grenier. After a short stop in Nevada's Valley of Fire SP we headed for Utah's red rock wonderland. Fall colors were amazing at Zion and we were treated to a couple amazing sunrises at Bryce Canyon. As with my previous visit, the Narrows Canyon hike down the Virgin River was amazing.

Eastern Sierra Fall Color -- October 10 - 16, 2012

Fall - my favorite time of year in the eastern Sierra! This trip was a Sierra Club photography outing I arranged and lead. We visited the June Lake area, Mono Lake, Bishop, and the Bristlecones in the White Mountains. After the photo shoot I hiked with friends up to Mono Pass - beautiful hike!

Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons -- May 31- June 6, 2012

Finally, my first trip to Yellowstone and the Grand Teton, and what a great trip it was! I was joined by my good friends Ricki and Paul, both of whom had been there before. We had great weather the whole time, including snow on our last day in Yellowstone.

Grand Canyon Hike -- May 6-10, 2012

This was a quick trip to the Grand Canyon with three friends to do the hike down to Phantom Ranch, stay the night (great steak dinner!), then back up the next day. Our first full day there was spent exploring as much of the south rim as we could. Nice clouds and light that evening on the rim.

Colorado River Kayaking Trip -- February 20-24, 2012

These are scenes from a kayak trip on the lower Colorado River between Blythe and Yuma. The trip was organized and lead by Sierra Club leader Larry Deckard. There were 12 of us in all paddling 9 kayaks and 3 canoes. We covered about 40 river miles and explored lots of side channels and lakes which were my favorite part of the trip.

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