I spent three and a half weeks this spring in Premana, Italy, a small village at the end of the Valvarone Valley. It’s nestled in the Prealps just east of Lake Como, and is home to CAMP, a generations old family-run Italian climbing and technical adventure gear company that you may have seen in some of my other posts. It is also home to great traditions and wonderful people, a place where it is awe-inspiring to wander the streets cobblestone streets and mountain paths in the sunshine and rain.
What better combination is there than travel and photography? I rode the telepherique to Aiguille du Midi in Chamonix, France, strapped on my crampons and hiked to the Cosmique alpine hut for these incredible views of the mountains around Mont Blanc.
Winter has officially arrived in Colorado!
Here are a couple of my favorite shots from Yosemite National Park this autumn.
On some of my recent travels I hiked at Mt. Whitney in California, the highest peak in the lower 48 states. Here are a few photographs I took on and around the Mt. Whitney Portal area. While I was hoping for some dramatic clouds (like in the ever-changing Colorado skies), the crisp blue skies were still stunning next to this incredible range.
Have you been to Big Sur? If not, please go. If you have, I’m sure you’re already planning another trip. Don’t miss Garrapata State Park, and be sure to do the Soberanes hike. Big Sur is unquestionably one of the most beautiful places on Earth. Mason Jenning’s “Califonia” and “Big Sur” are must-hear songs as you drive the winding coastal highway with the windows rolled down. Here are a few highlights from a recent journey along the ocean – I was especially enamored this trip with the Dr. Seuss trees and ethereal fog.