Monday, September 24, 2012

Fall in Utah's Wasatch Range, 2012.

En route to Desolation Lake from Big Cottonwood Canyon. 


On the summit of Mount Timpanogos.

Utah's Mount Timpanogos is the second highest in the impressive Wasatch Range. These are images from the summit on September 16, 2012.

Scott and Bernard. 
Scott, Jim and Jake.

Bernard, rock, and clouds.  
Jim and Bernard. 


Wrangler Jim Lives!

In 1985 I was a wrangler at Colorado Trails Ranch in Durango, Colorado. While I am a decent horseman, with thousands of hours in the saddle, at least 90% of that time was in an English saddle. All the same, I have my western-looking chaps, and this is my current cowboy hat. I got the duds out for a gala and posed for some photos ahead of time. The black and white is from that shoot. The color photo was taken after ascending Mount Timpanogos on a 7.5 hour roundtrip hike on September 16, with about 4,000 feet of elevation gain from trailhead to summit.

Posing in my backyard. My decrepit garage has a nice old barn look to it. 
On the summit of Timpanogos. 

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Breaking blog silence.


Over four months since my last post. Sorry to keep the world waiting. So, what’s up?

Consumed—with transforming an old house
Slowing—the renovation process
Intrigued—by new people
Stressed—about the finances of transforming a house
Elated—that it’s fall in the West
Engaged—with a client I’ve worked with since May, their mission, and their amazing team
Guilt ridden—because I don’t spend enough time getting Jake outside
Experimenting—with life without a car, a temporary experiment by design, but one I will extend as long as possible
Struggling—with what to accept and what not to
Grateful—for friends and family, especially Jake
Happy—to be healthy and living in Utah.

Photographed yesterday in Salt Lake City.