5th gen toyota 4runner on a dirt road

Winter Wonderland. First snow in the 4Runner

This morning we got our first real snow of the tail end of 2019. After I shoveled a bit, I naturally took the 4Runner out for a spin in the slush. I ended up exploring a few dirt back roads in the 4Runner – I wanted to test out the 4 LO capabilities with the stock tires on. Between the mud and snow it held … Continue reading Winter Wonderland. First snow in the 4Runner

Stargazing in the deep woods

Last July I went back up to Brownfield, Maine to do some camping with friends. The stars were as gorgeous as ever up there. I created a bunch of shots, including some really long exposures of star trails, with a fire roaring at our campsite. It did an amazing job of illuminating the trees in the foreground under the stars. Here’s a few choice shots … Continue reading Stargazing in the deep woods

Star Trails over Kalalau Lookout on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

Kalalau Lookout. The End of the World.

During a once in a lifetime experience, I was given the opportunity to explore the island of Kauai in Hawaii. While there some friends and I made it out to Kalalau lookout on the Northwest side of the island. We stayed just long enough for the sun to set and a brilliant display of stars to shine.     Continue reading Kalalau Lookout. The End of the World.

Second lake @ Joffre Lake Provincial Park in British Columbia, Canada.

Hiking Joffre Lakes in British Columbia

As a native New Englander, I’ve spent a decent amount of time in the mountains of New Hampshire, Vermont, and Western Massachusetts. I’ve been hiking and camping since I was just a small kid. Of course, the Appalachian Mountain Range isn’t the tallest or most extreme in the world, but they’re still amazing and I call them home. However, this past September I had the opportunity to travel to Whistler, British Columbia for a company-wide retreat. During which, I experienced a totally different wilderness in the Coast Mountain Range of Canada.

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The Fire Tower sites far to the left at the summit of Mt. Carrigain in the White Mountains of New Hampshire

The National Park Service 100th Anniversary and an overnight hike on Mt. Carrigain

A few introductory words… At 30 years old, I’ve had the opportunity to do a bit of traveling in my day. I’ve seen many beautiful places and met some sensational human beings. That being said, I can honestly say that New Hampshire is still one of the most brilliant locations I’ve ever ventured through. A short 3 hour drive north from my mission HQ in … Continue reading The National Park Service 100th Anniversary and an overnight hike on Mt. Carrigain

Star photography in Fryeburg, Maine

Waiting to be known

Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known. – Carl Sagan Star trail photography really fascinates me. While it looks like the stars are all moving at different speeds, what we’re really looking at is the rotation of the earth on its axis. The axis point is the spot where you can see little to no star movement. The further away from the axis we … Continue reading Waiting to be known