Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Join Me This Summer or Fall!

So for the past few years I've explored some of the best photographic vista from the West Coast to Montana to Arizona and back. As I travel this Summer and Fall, I'd like to share my site knowledge and my enthusiasm for photographic exploration with other photographers. In person. I love to create, but I love to teach and inspire others to create as well.

Here's what I propose: look at my schedule, and tell me where you might want to join me, and when. If it doesn't match with my current schedule, let's see if I can fit it in. Let me know what accommodation standards you'd prefer (camping/motel/hotel), and the level of adventure you'd prefer: road-accessible areas only, at least trail-accessible only, off-trail and cross-country exploration OK, or "full adventure" (such as guided canyoneering in Zion with 100' rappels into slot canyons).

I'll provide a quote for your custom trip, with the option to keep it private (limited to just your party). I'll even guide you for a few hours if that's all you want; my rates are very reasonable.

Here's my initial outline for the next few months.

July 9 - 10 Portland, Waterfalls of the Columbia River Gorge, OR
July 11-14 Seattle, Mt. Rainier National Park, WA
July 15-16 Hoh Rain Forest, Second Beach, Ruby Beach, Olympic Peninsula, WA
July 17-20 Backpack: Shi Shi Beach, Point of Arches, Olympic Peninsula, WA
July 21-24 Portland, Oregon Coast: Cannon Beach, etc.
July 26-Aug 3 Lake Tahoe and Hot Air Balloons, CA
Aug 6-10 Backpack to site of Ansel Adams' "Frozen Lake and Cliffs", Kings Canyon
Aug 12-17 Eastern Sierra: Bishop/Bristlecone Pines/Alabama Hills
Aug 20-24 Eastern Sierra: Mono Lake/Bodie/Mammoth Lakes
Aug 23-Sep 4 Eastern Sierra backpacking?

Sep 5-7 Lake Tahoe area, Reno Balloon Races
Sep 10-15 Glacier National Park, MT
Sep 15-22 Yellowstone National Park & Grand Teton National Park, WY
Sep 23-30 Colorado Fall Colors: Maroon Bells, Dallas Divide, etc. CO

Oct 1-3 Great Sand Dune National Park, CO, Taos Pueblo, NM
Oct 4-12 Albuquerque Balloon Fiesta, White Sands National Park, NM
Oct 13-15 Full moon rise & set shots TBD
Oct 16-24 Open in the UT/CO/AZ/NM region (Grand Canyon, Antelope Canyon, The Wave?)
Oct 25-28 Bryce Canyon National Park
Oct 28-Nov 2 Zion National Park: The Subway

Nov 3-6 Death Valley & Eastern Sierra
Nov 8-9 Lake Tahoe area
Nov 10-14 Sacramento area
Nov 16+ Open

Dec: Re-shoot Ansel Adams' "Moon and Half Dome" in Yosemite National Park

Where would you like to join me, or have me adjust my itinerary or schedule to meet you?