Monday, December 10, 2012

the blog is back with discs

So after a long break (read busy) the photoblog is back. College has been pretty swell so far, and a lot of pictures have ended up on facebook, but I am transitioning to a 3-day delay for facebook posts with the blog getting priority.

So please enjoy these pictures of Drew and Phillip catching some discs.

Frisbee One

Up in the Air

Reaching Close


Between the Legs

Curled Arm

Low Legs

The Setup
So here's the setup I was using for most of these pictures.

High Reach by Chapel

Thank you for viewing! There will be more to come sooner than later.

Friday, September 7, 2012

mt. langley

So a while ago (back in July) we went to climb Mt. Langley, one of California's 14,000 foot peaks in the Sierra Nevada. The trip was fantastic and the view was superb. After a lot of referencing, I figured the farthest view was about 186 miles away at San Gorgonio Mountain, above San Bernadino. Sorry for the long time in between posts but I sort of went to college and moved in and such. But...

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Packs Ready for Hiking

Indian Paintbrush

To New Army Pass

The Trail and Langley

Creek Crossing Frames Langley

Mt. Langley by Meadow

Ducks and Cloud

Trusty Tent by Camp

Roots of the Sky

Still Morning Waters

Dawn Breaks on Trail

High Lake by Morning

The Trail On Up

From Whence We Came

The Long Trail Up

Looking Into the Sierras

Toward Mt. Whitney from Langley

Survey Says Mt Langley

Down to Lone Pine

Peaks of the Sierra Nevada From Mt. Langley
Definitely click on this one and view it larger.

Only Color Up Top

Nic is Not Impressed

The Great Divide of Sierras

Life in the Alpine

Looking Toward Camp

Colin on Trail Down

Deep Blue Lakes by Langley

The Enlightened Marmot

Packing Out by Langley

Trail Back Down

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Saturday, August 18, 2012

philmont 2012

This summer, I was able to return to Philmont Scout Ranch in northern New Mexico, for 80 miles of backpacking in about 11 days. Philmont is like the Disneyland of backpacking, with over 30,000 scouts moving through their ranch every summer. Unlike regular backpacking trips, upon reaching a campground, there are many exciting, usually pioneering-themed activities to participate in. These range from black powder rifle shooting to spar poling. Times spent at Philmont are unlike any other. The closeness of the crews, the beautiful scenery (while maybe not as nice as the Sierras), and something intangible make Philmont a special place.

Please enjoy the last photos I have to publish before I move off to Texas for college. Hopefully I will have plenty more to share from LeTourneau University.

Sunrise Cloud Start

Good Omen for the Trip

Packs at Ponil

A Cluster of Tents

Philmont Hymn by Ponil Staff

Porch Talk at Pueblano

Mystified by My Picto-Box

The Tebow by Spar Pole

Spar Pole Gear

An Empty Tree

The Bear Claw Cloud

Sunny Morning

Looking Down Valley Before Baldy Town

Road to Baldy

Baldytown with Baldy

A View Down Valley

New Lens?

Not All Were Tired

Baldy by Clouds

Freeloading Tree

Blackpowder Rifle

The Handsomest Trapper

Window to the Rain

Rain Across the Way


Wasteland of Ponil Complex Fire


Cooling Feet and Filtering Water

The Tent Tree is Ripe

'Murca by Trail

Visto Grande

Backside of Tooth Ridge

Grouse Canyon

Cimarroncito Rock Gym

Blood Red Morning

Foreboding Sunrise at Webster's Park

Cimarroncito Reservoir

Grizzly Tooth aka Minas Tirith

Just Leaning on a Tree

Impressive Grip

From Urraca Mesa

Welcome to Urraca

Tooth of Time in the Distance

It's a Field. Deal.

Tooth of Time Ridge

The Pinecone Thing

To the Tooth

Wrong Tooth

Basecamp by Tooth of Time

Clouds Toward Shaefer's Peak by Tooth of Time
Possibly my favorite shot from the trip.

View Towards the Stockade

Another Solid Climbing Crew

The Other Tooth of Time

Minivan of Time

Tooth of Time


COPE by Tooth of Time

The Sloth

I Really Don't Know What's Going on Here

The Zip Line

Hitching a Ride Home

A Bus of Boys

Sunrise Over Mojave by Train

730L1 and 730L2, Two Solid Crews

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