Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Roadside runs in Alaska

For half the price of one day of heli-skiing, my brother Neil and I rented a little front wheel drive compact sedan and made it our mobile base camp for two weeks. We bounced around between Girdwood and Turnagain Pass, camping at trailheads and parking lots, and skiing anything that looked fun. I might add that a snowmobile or a helicopter would have been a tremendous help, but on this trip we intended to spend as little money as possible to see what we could manage. It worked out quite well, but really it was the spectacular weather and absolutely bomber snowpack that allowed us to do it. Neil dropped the line at the end of the video at 7:15pm on April 18th, our last day in Alaska for the season, a picture perfect ending to sickest month of skiing I've ever had

Monday, October 21, 2013

What kind of meat?

"What kind of meat?" is the title of our film about a fly-fishing trip to the Bolivian Amazon. The title is very appropriate because we found out that just about everything down there eats meat, and you really never know what kind of meat you'll catch.

for example... Bass eats mouse, dolphin eats bass...

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

firing up the blog: Alaska - Bolivia

Its been a while since I've updated this site, and I'm sure any regular visitors that I once may have had are long gone. My blogging and general media creation abilities have been severely hindered by my 8 year old computer system that can no longer keep up. Although my micro-blogging via iphone has been steady, I'm working to get that upgraded. I haven't stopped documenting fun times with my camera, in fact It seems I've been quite busy with the thing lately. The craziest trips of my life went down in the last 6 months... Alaska and Bolivia. Once my computer situation has improved, hopefully soon, I'll begin editing the video from these expeditions and with any luck, have some fun short films to share. I haven't really been able to watch the footage yet, but if my memory serves me well, we did get some beautiful shots.

^ My brother and I spent a month in Alaska last spring and had ourselves a trip. The weather and snow conditions were sublime. We had the chance to camp out in the Tordrillo mountains for 10 days, where this photo was taken of my brother Neil. To experience Alaska in this way has been a dream of mine since I was a little grom.

^ Bolivia. BellĂ­simo. I would have to say this was the craziest experience of my life. Early in the summer I approached my brother and suggested that we try and explore someplace new, and far out, and maybe try and make another ski/fish film. We settled on Bolivia. A long time ago we heard that perhaps the best fly-fishing in the world was happening deep in the jungles of the Bolivian Amazon. The place existed in my mind for over a decade as this mythical destination, too far and too expensive for me, but maybe one day. I didn't want to wait any longer to find out if these legends were true, so we went. It wouldn't have been possible without the help of so many people, but I felt that the time was just right. I look forward to sharing more from this incredible journey.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Green River Brown

had a nice float down the Green river. Fish were looking up and looking well. I took this shot with my phone as my pop floated by holding up a nice brown of his own. Pretty sharp...

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