"It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it....ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space..."
--Edward Abbey

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
--Ansel Adams

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weather_sam@yahoo.com
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A Note About These Adventures:

These are the chronicles of the most rejuvenating, freeing, mind clearing experiences I've ever had. They have elevated my appreciation and thirst for the world we live in. They have challenged and pushed me in ways I never thought possible. They are cherished memories. For now, the pictures tell the story. I am working to write the stories behind the photos. Slow process. Rewarding process.

Camera Gear:
Up until about 2011 I used Kodak easyshare cameras almost exclusively, though a few galleries were shot with an Olympus XP waterproof camera. Early galleries from 2002 to mid-2004 were made with an Argus brand camera.

My current setup consists of a Canon DSLR Rebel 350, a Canon SX 520 point and shoot, and a Fujifilm XP Waterproof camera.

Hiking Adventure Indexes:
With close to 400 photo galleries online, it's become evident I need some way of indexing all of this without having to deal with adding an intrusive search bar. Please see notes in parantheses regarding page status.

[Notice Regarding Sensitive Areas/Plants]:
*Most* of the photos here are in chronological order. However, there are many sites considered sacred in some places I travel off trail to see, plants endangered, etc. Those galleries are edited out of respect for these things, and I feel some places are better left secret. Likewise, the trip reports/adventure journals are also edited/rearranged at times.

I DO NOT give out coordinates for places, mostly because I myself do not have them. I can point you in the direction, but a topo map, and a bit of research, is an explorer's best friend. Besides, the search is all part of the adventure...]
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