The Wilds Project

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Sand Lily

As spring rolls into central Oregon, it touches the desert with its brush, adding a new palette of colors after months of winter. One of the first flowers to bloom in the Oregon Badlands Wilderness,...

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Opal Creek Wilderness

The first time I visited Opal Creek Wilderness, it was on a rainy, soggy winter day. By the time I returned to the trail head after a 7-mile hike, my iPhone and camera had...

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A Blunder

What a major BLUNDER.  I just found out tonight, two weeks after the fact, that my hike into the Middle Santiam Wilderness didn’t actually make it into the Middle Santiam Wilderness!  Frankly, I’m more...

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Menagerie Wilderness

I discovered the Menagerie Wilderness while traveling with my girlfriend last summer. We stopped to stretch our legs while on a drive along Highway 20 from Bend to Lebanon, hiking the short Walton Ranch...

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2015 Trail Art Project: Floating Dominoes

For all of my long-term hiking projects, I enjoy including an art project as well. These art projects keep me looking for interesting scenes to photograph and share with others. For my recent 100...