Fog. Hurley River Rd towards Gold Bridge, BC.
I spent the last 3 days almost completely unplugged. We left early Wednesday morning and drove towards Whistler, then took a random forest service road to see where it would take us. It took us, it turns out, 8 miles up and then put us into 3 feet of slushy snow from which we spent 30 minutes extricating ourselves via shovel, jack, and dead tree branches laid down for traction. Backtracking, we explored every small path and side-road until we found ourselves camped on the shore of a tiny little lake. We spent two day decompressing, enjoying the silence, some comfort food and a couple nice bottles of wine, before striking camp this morning, early, in pouring rain. We spent today on more trails and eventually the Hurley River road, which just opened for the season, and took us through fog and snow (it’s June!), before dropping us in Gold Bridge, where we filled up with gas, and turned around to head home. I took a few photographs with the iPhone. I let the rest of my creativity go into words as I worked on a book project that I aim to finish this weekend. Wet. Tired. And blissed out. That was fun! Have a great weekend, y’all.
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Objects of Beauty, 5.
Nikon D3s, Zeiss 50/1.4. Gitzo Ocean Traveler tripod. Heading off this morning with Emily (my Jeep) and my buddy Corwin for 3 days of adventure, working our way around some logging roads and offroad trails, basically looking to get into trouble, find something scenic to photograph, and unplug from the matrix. In the back, somewhere, [...]
Objects of Beauty, 4.
This is a rungu, an African war club, traditionally made of olive or acacia wood. It was given me by my village, Ongeli, in northern Kenya, but to get the full meaning of it, and therefore it’s full beauty, I need to tell the story. I was in northern Kenya on assignment for the BOMA [...]
Objects of Beauty, 3
Rimowa Topas Series, Aluminum German-made Rimowa suitcases are simply beautiful, particularly the aluminum Topas series, which has been in production since the 1950′s. Classic styling that is reminiscent of a more romantic age of travel, is perfectly matched by excellent craftsmanship and lightweight materials. I have two of these, one a larger suitcase and one, [...]
Objects of Beauty, 2.
8 years of Moleskine Notebooks. Ruled. The Moleskine-style journal has been used by writers and thinkers and creative-types for a couple hundred years, and while the Italian company from which it now gets it’s popular name is relatively new, notebooks like this have been around for ages, and used by artists like Wilde, Hemingway, Van [...]