Waterfall in The Subway on Flickr.
Pictured here are some falls just below “North Pole” in the technical slot canyon known as The Subway (Left Fork of North Creek).
The Subway is expansive. You have got to have your game on to be able to traverse through the 9.5 miles in a single day. It features multiple challenging obstacles which require repelling (60 ft rope will do it), swimming, wading, crawling, and of course lots and lots of hiking. It’s been one of my favorite hikes of 2012, and I plan to get back again every year.
Escalante Star Trails on Flickr.
I was really excited to get down to Escalante during Spring Break and get some star trail photos, yet the whole time it was really cloudy. This is a result of a lot of editing to get something to work, and not as “clean” as I would have liked but, definitely a new angle and a new processing technique that am studying.
I believe the light in the south is a result of campfires or a city down at Lake Powell.
This is a compilation of 30 photos for 2 mins each at f/4 & ISO 1600.
Rise Above on Flickr.
With some of the worst air in the country when in winter we get an inversion layer covering the valley, it’s awesome to get up to Sundance Ski Resort and enjoy the warmth, sun, and snow to take us about 8200 ft (2500 m) above it all.
This was taken at Sundance at the summit of the Arrowhead Lift, at Bear Claw Lodge looking towards Utah Valley and the cities of Orem and Provo.