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7 09, 2017

Family Vacation Photo Tips

2020-05-20T17:35:30+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Rafting, Road Trip with the Kids|

Have you ever returned from travelling and been disappointed by the pictures you took? As a professional photographer living in a resort town, I often cringe when I see folks trying to take pictures. Luckily, visually documenting your family’s vacation is easy, and doesn’t require any extra equipment than what you probably already own. Any smartphone manufactured in the last decade is equipped with a camera powerful enough to capture beautiful, high-quality images. A few easy photo tips are all you need to take mantel-worthy family vacation pictures. 1. Ask for help. Often, the family photographer is not in any [...]

31 07, 2017

Five Tips for Safe Wade Fishing in Mountain Rivers

2020-05-20T17:37:35+00:00Crested Butte Activities, Fishing|

Wade fishing in moving water is exhilarating. Wade fishing in mountain rivers filled with rocks and swift currents can be tricky.  Safe wade fishing requires a few precautions and attention to detail.  Here are some tips to keep you into the fish and out of the water (in a bad way). 1. Mountain streams can present challenges to balance and footing.  If your forward foot is shaky while you make your next step, bad things can happen. Stabilize one foot before moving the other. Sure, this sounds simple, but it is not the way we walk on dry land unless [...]

18 07, 2017

Crested Butte Colorado Wildflowers

2020-05-20T17:38:07+00:00Crested Butte Activities|

For some of the best mountain wildflower viewing and education, look no further than Crested Butte, Colorado. While the official Wildflower Festival has now passed, the organization continues to offer hikes and events throughout the summer. I love the wildflowers the most as we transition from July into August. The flowers will soon be shoulder-high and vibrant against the lush green carpet of the mountain sides. Down South Desert Because the Gunnison-Crested Butte valley varies from high desert hills to high alpine peaks, the wildflower variety is plentiful and surprising. Among the driest soils in the south end of the [...]