Sweet Creek Falls

20150427-DSC_6500Sweet Creek Falls, in the Pend Oreille Valley of northeast Washington.

Bead Lake

20150421-DSC_5737Bead Lake in northeast Washington provides a mountain lake feel with easy and early-season access. The trail is kid-, dog- and bike-friendly too. Have you hiked it?

Trail running the South Hill Bluffs

Temperatures in the 70s, balsamroots the best in years–there couldn’t be a better time to go trail running on Spokane’s South Hill Bluffs.
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Dishman Hills dusk

Late-evening sky over Big Rock, Dishman Hills Natural Area, Spokane, WA.20150414-DSC_5534

Steamboat Rock State Park

Spring storms track across Banks Lake, as viewed from the top of Steamboat Rock State Park.

Rainbow run

Trail running under the rainbow on the new Cliffs trail in the Dishman Hills Natural Area, Spokane. This might be my favorite time of year to photograph: flowers are blooming and the sky is always full of springtime drama.20150408-DSC_5338

More backcountry boarding the Idaho Panhandle

One more from backcountry skiing on the ID/MT border with the Panhandle Backcountry guys Saturday.

Backcountry skiing the Idaho Panhandle

20150228-DSC_5216Larry from Panhandle Backcountry┬ámaking the best of challenging conditions–and gorgeous weather–on the Idaho/Montana border on Saturday.

Red, white and blue: winter in SW Montana’s Pioneer Mountains


Maverick Mountain Ski Area – 2

A couple more shots from my powder day at southwest Montana’s mom-and-pop ┬áMaverick Mountain Ski Area.

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