I spent most of June traveling around British Columbia with my family taking in the sites and being a tourist. It was refreshing to go to a bunch of my favorite spots with people that were experiencing it with fresh eyes for the first time. I feel lucky to live in one of the best places on earth. Here are a couple shots from our travels.
If you go to tofino, make sure you go fishing with Chris Eby at Wild West Inn & Charters it is a guaranteed good time!
The newest Mountain Life just hit the stands, with a story that I worked on with the always entertaining Feet Banks. We were lucky enough to make the trip up to Bella Coola last summer and visit Tweedsmuir Park Lodge. Everything up there is just bigger, the mountains, the bears, the fish, it is like the whole place is on steroids, it really is worth the life threatening drive to check it out. Here are a couple pics that didn’t make it into the mag, and also a shout out to the crew running Mountain Life they just won an award at the Western Magazine Awards.
I made the trip down to Vancouver a couple days ago to run some errands. The usual stuff, pick up some prints, drop off some film at the lab, lunch with my buddy. I walked around for a bit taking some photos and then ran into one of my oldest friends Shane. It just so happened that it was game five of the western conference final and Shane was on his way in to work when he got a call that he had won a ticket to the nights game. As luck would have it I was standing beside him when he got this call, you see if he can’t give away the ticket in five minutes then it goes on to the next guy on the list. For me it was right place right time!
Took a little detour south last weekend with my beautiful girlfriend and checked out Seattle. We had a great time, the people were really nice, enjoyed a great dinner at Anchovies and Olives and checked out the EMP who is hosting a exhibit on Nirvana right now that is worth the drive if you were a little grunge nerd like I was back in the day. Here is a couple shots from the trip.
The last couple days have been great. It is spring in the mountains which makes for long days and some great snow conditions. It looks like the weather is going to bring us another system with hopefully a full reset on the slopes. In the meantime I will have to spend some time on the river I guess, it is looking just as nice as the mountains these days. You can now subscribe to o.k. listen by email, just click the link at the top and fill out the form so you don’t miss any precious posts!
Had a couple great days of shooting with different crews lately, spring is in the air and I am inside today editing photos. But really what is on my mind is fishing the river that is just steps outside my door.
Every morning I walk my dog down by the Squamish river and I am always blown away by the amount of wildlife that is supported by the river. The early mornings in the backcountry are about to start and the leisurely dog walks will have to be put off until later in the day. Here are a couple photos from the last month of life at the river.