Descend on Bend: Photo Dump

Here is an outrageous photo dump of the past weekends festivities at Descend on Bend at Hole in the ground here in Oregon. I have recently acquired a Fuji XT1 and was excited to put the new camera through its paces and hopefully tune it in for my liking. I was not disapointed. We were…

Night Hike: Diamond Peak Wilderness

We have not had much time to ourselves recently, or the ability to achieve some much needed escape. This was a small camp-in-hike trip we were able to do one evening after work. I was able to catch some beautiful sunset and milky way shots. Enjoy.  

WAY BEHIND: Swift Campout 2016

Welp, I am far behind with updating on this adventure. For this years bike-camping trip for the Swift camp out we decided to ride from La Pine to Hole in the ground Oregon. This is the trip that made me decide that I need a dedicated camping machine, not a 350 single speed 29er that’s…

Fourth of July in the Valley

We went in search for the best place to watch the fourth of July fireworks in the Eugene area.  What we discovered was a beautiful vista of the Willamette Valley, and that fireworks from afar are not so awe-inspiring. Still so, so worth it. We also came across and shared a view with this beautiful hand…

Onward!

  Chelsea and I have decided to turn the blog into a straight up photography page for myself at this point. We were trying to figure out what to do with the site since we had finished the TAT more than a year ago! I will be posting photo essays and links to my Photography…

The End of the Trail: Oregon, the Pacific Neverland

Read the whole article in Oi Magazine. Link: The Pacific Neverland …We ride to the coast through the Rogue-Umpqua wilderness which passes us off to the Siskiyou forest, creating a nearly uninterrupted path of verdant Douglas firs and Jurassic ferns. The antithesis of its cardinal East side, Western Oregon is a lush temperate rain forest where…

Snow Painted Hills: Photos of middle Oregon in winter.

  We end up sleeping in a heavy snow pack outside of Hoodoo in the cascade Range. Dogs nice and toasty. First stop, Smith Rock. We reach the Painted hills just in time for sun down. We talk to a gentleman photographing the hills and he tells us this is the most snow he’s ever…

Live small, travel light, adventure big

We’re coming close to the final stages in the release of our book. It’s been a year since we finished the trip and we’ve held off on releasing the final blog post of the trip to keep with the release of an article about Oregon in Oi Magazine, and the shipping of the books so…

Pics or it Didn’t Happen: Criticizing Photography

With so many people with a camera, whether it be a DSLR or a built-in one on your phone, it raises the question, “Do you really need to take a picture of that?”  Everyone you meet is either a photographer or a critic and in my dynamic with Rob he’s the guy with the camera and…

Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays to all of our readers and supporters! We will be spending them finishing out the book design and then disconnecting in the woods.   -Arrows West    

What are Your Needs?

Lately, we’ve been waking up so that we can use the hours to get closer to that book.  Soon, it’ll be one dream over, but what will take it’s place?  For the last segment of the TAT, Oregon, we will be sharing it when it is printed (*hint hint*) in December.  In the meantime, please…

Nevada Part 3. The Great Basin and Range

After the Locke debacle, (more like one in a series of Locke events) we managed to salvage the rest of our time at Great Basin NP thanks to a park ranger who sneaked us into the last afternoon tour of Lehman Caves.  Not-so-fun fact: the bats are dying.  We became aware of this back at…