The Wilds Project

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Mill Creek Wilderness

On a unusually pleasant Saturday in February, a friend joined me in exploring the Mill Creek Wilderness.  Before I begun this project, I hadn’t even heard of the Mill Creek Wilderness even though I’ve...

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Three Sisters Wilderness

Three Sisters Wilderness is the largest Wilderness Area in Oregon, by far.  The wilderness is about the same size as the city of Los Angeles at 448 square miles, and yet it has a permanent...

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Woody Desert Puffball

From the paper, Woody Desert Puffballs of the Pacific Northwest: Chlamydopus meyenianus (Norvell et al, 2008) “In North America’s Pacific Northwest, woody desert puffballs inhabit the high-plains desert and arid regions, characteristically in the...

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Oregon Badlands Wilderness

I stood at the trailhead looking to the east. The sun was just coming up over the horizon from behind a concentration of clouds. Long shadows of juniper and rock stretched toward me.  I soon hoped...

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Countdown Images

I’m so excited for this project that I decided to create images for my Facebook page and Instagram to countdown to the start of The Wilds Project.  For these images, I tried to use...

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The Guarded Entrance

Robert Grudin wrote that “all great experience has a guarded entrance and a windowless façade.” With the arrival if the new year, I am excited to spend a lot of my time and energy...