Friday, October 31, 2008


Let me apologize for the lack of recent postings. I recently had a minor mishap with my camera so I haven't been taking any pictures.

About a week ago Linsey and I though we would spend an afternoon floating down the Blackfoot River. Since it is October and the water is so low, our biggest concern was how often we would be scraping the bottom. Unfortunately it didn't work out that way. Within minutes of "putting in", we flipped the canoe and swam through class 2 rapids. No life vests and nothing in dry bags - very stupid! We salvaged everything, but my camera equipment was toast.

When I purchased the camera, I was very resistant to the idea of buying insurance for it. As apprehensive as I was, I decided to purchase it anyways. Good call. Now the camera is in the mail to be fixed free of charge or better yet "scrapped" and I can then upgrade for a small price.

Since I don't have my nice camera, I dug up and old point-and-shoot. This shoots video so I have been messing around with it. Linsey and I went bouldering in Lost Horse canyon the other day and here is a brief video of it:

Monday, October 6, 2008

Glacier National Park

Oct. 2nd and 3rd I helped my buddy Justin teach a EMT refresher class to the park rangers. It turned out to be a good class, but wasn't without some tension. As we found out, there seems to be an overwhelming disapproval of climbers in the park. Being that Justin and I are both climbers, we had to put up with the occasional jab from rangers. It was all in good fun though.

After class on the first day, Justin and I headed up to Logan pass to get some exercise and take some photos. As usual, the park didn't let us down and we got to see sheep, goats, and some amazing scenery. I tried using a new photo technique; HDR formatting. I'm still learning it, but here are some examples.

Mt. Clemens

Hidden Lake and Bearhat Mountain

Logan Pass and Going-to-the-Sun Mountain

Logan Pass

Sept. 27th

Jen and Travis got married. It was a beautiful ceremony on a spectacular day. The party that followed was as expected...awesome. Here are some pics of Jen and Travis.