Great Sand Dunes National Park, CO

Great Sand Dunes is our favorite. SinceOf the National Parks we’ve visited (which is a lot, but we’ve barely scratched the surface), our first visit in 2006, we’ve returned twice to camp and explore the fascinating, ever-changing dunes. The ecology of the place is so diverse that it makes for a wonderful educational experience, but […]

Great Sand Dunes at Dawn (w/ Panorama)

Here are some scenes from a crisp October morning at Great Sand Dunes National Monument in southern Colorado. The panoramic photo is a high dynamic range composite of over 50 individual photos. The actual print size is 8.3 x 1.2 feet! Click to view full panoramic image in a new window

Mesa Verde National Park

This national park came highly recommended by a friend; she especially said that Trey would like it. She was dead on! The climbing and crawling that this historic site’s tours entail is a little boy’s adventure dreamland. I was a bit worried that Trey wouldn’t sit through the history lectures the guides gave, but he stayed […]

Camping in the San Juan Nat’l Forest

Our chilliest night of camping on the entire trip was in the San Juan National Forest. It was a frigid 22 degrees by midnight. I wanted to shoot some star trails but the cold was so miserable that I’d run out, open the camera shutter, and run back into the tent to cuddle up with […]

San Juan National Forest Panoramas

This national forest was created in 1905 by President Roosevelt and encompasses nearly 1.9 million acres of western Colorado. On our drive from Black Gunnison National Park to Mesa Verde National Park we stopped to camp in the forest. Here are three panoramas I shot as we drove through the forest before sunset.

Colorado Fall Colors

It’s summer now, and I’m still occasionally re-visiting my images from our road trip last fall. It’s my goal to post them all before the one-year anniversary of the trip. Here are some examples of the incredible autumn colors we saw in Colorado on our way to Mesa Verde National Park last October.

Hiking Oak Flat Trail at Black Canyon

Since we only spent a couple hours in this national park we asked the rangers for the best trail for us to hike. The canyon is way to deep (2,722 feet) for a leisurely hike down and back up in a couple hours. They recommended the scenic two-mile long Oak Flat Trail which takes you down […]