Land of Gold

A golden landscape appears when the sun sets at Badlands National Park.


Milky Way Over Wyoming

The night sky comes alive in Wyoming.  Milky Way photographed from my campsite in the Wind River Range.  8/20/2017

Murky Superior Hiking Trail

SHT Forest Boardwalk

I took this photo on my way to Lake Agnes during a Memorial weekend trek on the Superior Hiking Trail.  The entire day’s hike was shrouded in thick mist which gave the trail a mysterious atmosphere.  Strange low-pitched thumping noises could be heard throughout the foggy woods – it was the call of the Ruffled Grouse.

St. Paul Underworld

Climb to HeavenHere are photos I took while exploring a massive mine system located under St. Paul, MN.  I imagine most locals have no idea that there is a 2 mile long tunnel system with 50′ ceilings right under their neighborhood.  After 3 failed attempts to enter, we finally had a successful venture into the abyss.  100 candles were lit to illuminate the massive triangular tunnel chamber.

Spirit Rising

A headlamp was used to light up the crevice that allows one to climb up this incline.  I sat there manning my tripod-mounted Canon 6D with long exposures while my photo friend ran up and down the subterranean cliff.

Miner's Ghost

Ghostly image of a fellow adventurer.

Fall in the North

Trix Cliff copy

I traveled to Lake Superior for peak fall colors this October. The view here is from an overlook one can reach while backpacking (or day hiking) on the Superior Hiking Trail. Walking amongst the trees with their vibrant color was almost a visual overload.