Pass into the Third Range
Pass into the Third Range
Pass into the Third Range
Fire creek single exposure
Fire creek single exposure
Fire creek
Fire creek
Ikiakpuk Valley
Ikiakpuk Valley
Snowy hillside fire creek
Snowy hillside fire creek
AK 78 8×10 WEB
AK 78 8×10 WEB
Tuolumne Sunset
Tuolumne Sunset
Tundra Detail at the Canning River
Tundra Detail at the Canning River
AK 88 Streams at the continental divide WEB
AK 88 Streams at the continental divide WEB
Stream at the Continental Divide
Stream at the Continental Divide
Canning River tributaries
Canning River tributaries
Looking west toward the Marsh Fork
Looking west toward the Marsh Fork
Rock and Fall Color along the Canning River
Rock and Fall Color along the Canning River
Headwaters of the Canning River
Headwaters of the Canning River
Spawning creek
Spawning creek
Arctic 80 In the Third Range
In the Third Range
Storm over the Sawtooth Ridge
Storm over the Sawtooth Ridge
Ritter to Lyell
Ritter to Lyell
Mount Ritter to Mount Lyell
Mount Ritter to Mount Lyell
Crags along the Taboose Pass Trail
Crags along the Taboose Pass Trail
Thunderstorm over the Palisades
Thunderstorm over the Palisades
Obsevation Basin at Sunrise
Obsevation Basin at Sunrise
Clouds over San Jaoquin Ridge
Clouds over San Jaoquin Ridge
Flowers along San Jaoquin Ridge PRINT WEB
Flowers along San Jaoquin Ridge PRINT WEB
Mount Humphreys from Tungsten Hills
Mount Humphreys from Tungsten Hills

I was born in 1956 in Verdun, France and grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area of California. In the 1970’s, I read an article by Sierra climbing and skiing legend Doug Robinson in which he described skiing the John Muir Trail without carrying a stove or maps. I had taken up climbing, skiing, and wilderness travel in my teens, and this article inspired me to take a winter tour of the same trail. Actually, the inspiration came when I flourished the article in my friend Jim Keating’s face at a party. Jim turned beer influenced cheerleading into the positive action of setting out food caches. In March of 1979, we started out on what would be a month-long test our mettle. The trail affected me in a profound way, leading to my becoming a climber and a photographer.