The Dirty Dash, Olympia, Washington, 2012   Here a competitor rises tiredly from the muddy pool at the end of the Dirty Dash, a Mud Run near Olympia, WA, the finish line in his sights. 

The Dirty Dash, Olympia, Washington, 2012
 
Here a competitor rises tiredly from the muddy pool at the end of the Dirty Dash, a Mud Run near Olympia, WA, the finish line in his sights. 

 Kimbra at the WaMu Theater, Washington, 2012   Kimbra, a performer originally from New Zealand, kicks off the Foster the People concert at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA during the summer of 2012.

Kimbra at the WaMu Theater, Washington, 2012
 
Kimbra, a performer originally from New Zealand, kicks off the Foster the People concert at the WaMu Theater in Seattle, WA during the summer of 2012.

 Portraits in Class   Here a former classmate of mine poses for a photo during one of our portraiture and lighting sessions at UW Seattle in the BFA Photomedia program. 

Portraits in Class
 
Here a former classmate of mine poses for a photo during one of our portraiture and lighting sessions at UW Seattle in the BFA Photomedia program. 

 Anistasia, Mario, and friends. BFA Photomedia Reception, 2013   Classmates and friends celebrating our thesis show, the culmination of years of hard work in the BFA Photomedia program at UW Seattle. 

Anistasia, Mario, and friends. BFA Photomedia Reception, 2013
 
Classmates and friends celebrating our thesis show, the culmination of years of hard work in the BFA Photomedia program at UW Seattle. 

 Pirate at the Seafair Torchlight Parade, 2012   A pirate stares me down at the Torchlight Parade, one of the cornerstones of Seattle's annual Seafair celebrations. 

Pirate at the Seafair Torchlight Parade, 2012
 
A pirate stares me down at the Torchlight Parade, one of the cornerstones of Seattle's annual Seafair celebrations. 

 The Booms at Seafair, Washington, 2012   Seafair is famous for not only its airshow aspect, but its hydroplane racing as well. All the events take place on, or above, lake Washington. Large log booms are placed in the lake for boats to tie to in order to enjoy the festivities. Here families and friends gather on their boats and party between rounds of hydroplane racing.

The Booms at Seafair, Washington, 2012
 
Seafair is famous for not only its airshow aspect, but its hydroplane racing as well. All the events take place on, or above, lake Washington. Large log booms are placed in the lake for boats to tie to in order to enjoy the festivities. Here families and friends gather on their boats and party between rounds of hydroplane racing.

David Boudia and Nick McCrory

David Boudia and Nick McCrory

David Boudia and Nick McCrory, Washington, 2012
 
Here future Olympic Medalists David Boudia and Nick McCrory perform a dive in Federal Way, WA during the US Olympic Team Diving Trials in 2012. They went on to win this event, and eventually a bronze in the 2012 London Summer Olympic Games. 

 DJ Akonite, "Get Rammed!" 2013   DJ Akonite was one of many DJs at High Line in the spring of 2013 for a club event called "Get Rammed". Akonite is from Vancouver Canada and entertains up and down the west coast. 

DJ Akonite, "Get Rammed!" 2013
 
DJ Akonite was one of many DJs at High Line in the spring of 2013 for a club event called "Get Rammed". Akonite is from Vancouver Canada and entertains up and down the west coast. 

 Red, White, and Dead 2012   A zombie catches sight of me at Red, White, and Dead, Seattle's attempt to break a world record for the world's largest Zombie Walk. Though the world record was not set, the event was packed with thousands of shambling attendees. 

Red, White, and Dead 2012
 
A zombie catches sight of me at Red, White, and Dead, Seattle's attempt to break a world record for the world's largest Zombie Walk. Though the world record was not set, the event was packed with thousands of shambling attendees. 

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AIARE Lvl 1: Probing, Mt. Rainier, WA, 2013

AIARE Lvl 1: Probing, Mt. Rainier, WA, 2013

Here guide and instructor Dan Otter shows students how to probe in a rescue scenario during Day 1 of an AIARE Level 1 course. 

Danny Effron, Valle Nevado Backcountry, Chile, August 2013

Danny Effron, Valle Nevado Backcountry, Chile, August 2013

Danny Effron, from Active Junky, comes to a stop after blasting down a large Couloir in Chile, the super-light powder still hanging in the air around him. 

Intro to Crampons 101, Mt. Adams, WA, September 2013

Intro to Crampons 101, Mt. Adams, WA, September 2013

Here Thomas Bolton puts on crampons to use them for the first time to climb the frozen snow ahead as the sun rises over Mt. Adams and the landscape beyond.

"Gear Testing", Valle Nevado Backcountry, August 2013

"Gear Testing", Valle Nevado Backcountry, August 2013

Here Palmer Hoyt straps a jacket to Keri Bascetta's ski, fashioning makeshift skins after a mishap. Using coats, though not perfect, helped Keri 'skin' out of the valley and back to the resort.

Watching the World Freeride Tour, Farellones, Chile, August 2013

Watching the World Freeride Tour, Farellones, Chile, August 2013

Locals and tourists alike stopped along the road to spectate the Freeride World Tour, held this year in the El Colorado backcountry near Farellones (La Parva and Valle Nevado).  

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Getting Ready to Skin, Valle Nevado Backcountry, Chile, August 2013

Getting Ready to Skin, Valle Nevado Backcountry, Chile, August 2013

In whiteout conditions we dropped into the valley beside Valle Nevado for some powder turns during a storm day. While the visibility was fairly terrible, though members of the group were familiar enough with the terrain to navigate easily back up and out of the valley to the ski area. It was certainly an adventure.  

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Night Hiking, Rattlesnake Ridge, WA, 2011

Night Hiking, Rattlesnake Ridge, WA, 2011


Along the trail down Rattlesnake Ridge, below the ledges in the lush forest just outside of north bend a friend of mine pauses in the light just long enough for me to take a photo on a rainy, foggy night in Washington.

Yoga, Valle Nevado, August 2013

Yoga, Valle Nevado, August 2013

Recovery is the first step to a successful ski trip. When in the Chilean Andes for a week, it's even more-so the case. Here the participants in Image Quest begin their Yoga session, lead by CU boulder freeride team coach, Palmer Hoyt.  

Subaru in the Redwoods, Crescent City, CA, May 2013

Subaru in the Redwoods, Crescent City, CA, May 2013

Driving through the California redwoods is an awesome experience. This was one of my first stops on a 4800 mile trip around the US through OR, CA, NV, AZ, NM, CO, UT, and ID.  

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Something Different

Half-Cab Husky, aka ​Landon Brenner, rips a carve at Copper Mountain, CO (2013)

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Mayer Hawthorne, WaMu Theater, 2012

Mayer Hawthorne, WaMu Theater, 2012

Opening Day 2012

Opening Day 2012

​A local skier slides a rail at the Summit at Snoqualmie in their small rail-jam park on the mountain's opening day for the 2012-2013 season.

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 Zach Giffin, Alpental, Washington, 2012   Alpental, though tiny, boasts infamously amazing backcountry access. Here professional skier Zach Giffin rips a massive turn during Grant Gunderson's photo clinic at Vertfest, my first real opportunity to practice my winter sports action photography. Vertfest is an annual event held at Alpental to raise funds for Friend's of NWAC and features randonee racing and winter sports clinics.

Zach Giffin, Alpental, Washington, 2012
 
Alpental, though tiny, boasts infamously amazing backcountry access. Here professional skier Zach Giffin rips a massive turn during Grant Gunderson's photo clinic at Vertfest, my first real opportunity to practice my winter sports action photography. Vertfest is an annual event held at Alpental to raise funds for Friend's of NWAC and features randonee racing and winter sports clinics.

Opening Day, Snoqualmie West, WA, December 2012

Opening Day, Snoqualmie West, WA, December 2012

Opening day at Snoqualmie Pass is a bit of a madhouse. Usually, it is only Snoqualmie West that opens, a small segment of the 4-part area. Still it draws quite a crowd. The Pass does their best to accommodate everyone, including setting up a small, temporary jib park at the bottom of the mountain.