2014 Top Ten photos

Picking 10 top photos from any year is an impossible task. But the process does provoke some fun reminiscence and thought. My last post included 100 favorites, but drilling that down to 10 led me on a path which resulted in all vertical images, and those that had a particular experience attached to them. Unfortunately, much of…

2014 October Arctic Alaska photo gallery

The two Arctic Alaska photo tours that I co-guide with Hugh Rose were full of weather adventure and logistical challenges this year. They were also filled with some fantastic photo opportunities. We always proclaim that the trips are different every year, and this held true once again. The first October, trip was slammed with a blizzard for three…

Packrafting the Ivishak River: Day 5 of 7

Day 5, June 18, 2014, 34 miles packrafting the Ivishak River. A 7 day, 170 mile wilderness backpack and packraft trip along the Ribdon, Ivishak and Sagavanirktok rivers in Alaska’s Brooks Range from June 14-20. Our campsite on the tundra bench by the river was beautifully colored by the spring blooming flowers. Namely Lapland rosebay, which is bright pink,…