Showing posts with label Campfires of 2009. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Campfires of 2009. Show all posts

May 19, 2010

Osprey pack catalog and the Rattlesnake Wilderness

Osprey used one of my images in their latest pack catalog...



Hard to do the beauty of that creekside campsite justice with all the graphics on top of it. Here's another shot from the same spot:



This was one of my favorite trips of last summer — a four-day bike-and-backpacking adventure into the Rattlesnake Wilderness. My then ten-year-old son, Silas, and I rode from our front door, through the outskirts of town, and into the mountains...

January 26, 2010

still more campfires of 2009

This is John Stamstad and Todd Tanner attempting to dry out their feet around the fire. We'd crossed approximately 5,000 bone-freezing creeks that day and were seriously wet. Which is yet another example of how campfires are both hypnotic and practical.

January 18, 2010

More campfires of 2009





















This was one of my favorite campfire spots of the year. Super secret location in the Canadian Rockies. Though I guess it's not actually all that secret since my article on the trip ran in Mountain Bike magazine. (the curious can view it here.) We slept 50 yards below here in the shelter of some trees, but it was the campfire perch overlooking emerald alpine lakes that I'll always remember.

January 17, 2010

Campfires of 2009

I was going though my recent images the other day and noticed that I had a lot of campfire shots. Which got me thinking -- how many campfires did I have last year?

Using a highly scientific method (i.e. reflecting for about 60 seconds) I've determined that I was lucky enough to have about 40 campfires in 2009. Took images of about half of them. (A few were in cold, wet, windy weather where the last thing on my mind was getting out the camera. And sometimes it's just nice to have a fire and relax without scampering around trying to make pretty pictures all the time. Which is why I don't have pics of them all...)

For the next couple weeks I'll post pictures from a different campfire every day. Or darn close to every day.

These first shots are from a quickie overnight camping trip Silas and I took in the mountains outside of Missoula last spring. He's roasting pig sphincters, er, a hot dog, which tasted awesome, as hot dogs roasted over campfires always do...