May 21st ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 21st ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

After freezing my tail off on the side of a mountain last night, I felt the need to get out into the sunshine this morning, so I headed up to North Catamount Reservoir with some friends to do a little canoeing and maybe catch a fish or two! As you can see from the...
May 20th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 20th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

Tonight I found myself shirtless out in the forest during a blinding snowstorm and wondered if I had finally lost my mind! I had hiked about an hour out from my truck thinking the storms were over, but soon learned they had just paused for a little while. Out of...
May 19th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 19th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

Today was one of those days when the weather changed by the minute and we saw just about everything – fog, rain, lightning, thunder, hail, snow and even a little sun (I think we may have even had a tornado in the Springs!). The difficult thing was that the storm...
May 18th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 18th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

Sunrises and sunsets are amazing, but in the 30 minutes just before and just after the orange and red colors fade, the sky becomes Gods watercolor canvas. With rain in the forecast, I knew getting out early was going to be my only option and I was hoping the clouds...
May 17th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 17th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

Do you remember the first time this season you walked outside and could smell the rain about to fall? That was today for me and it was a wonderful thing! The rain actually fell for a few short minutes up here in the mountains and it seemed to wash the dust off...
May 16th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 16th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

We’ve had fog every single day for five days straight around here, so when I woke up this morning and saw fog again I was a little surprised, but glad to see it! Crazy weather is like a gift for me. It creates a bit of a photographic playground that gives me...
May 15th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 15th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

Getting a shot of the Peak today was a lesson in persistence! Most people assume that days like this are frustrating or in some way less enjoyable, because it is so hard to get a shot, but it is just the opposite. I love foggy days and the challenge of getting that...
May 14th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 14th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

I knew there was a storm moving in today so I made a plan to get out early to get a picture as the first light of the day fell on the Peak, and then do a little fishing! Every time my alarm goes off at 4:30 am so I can get out to a spot like this before the sun comes,...
May 13th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 13th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

Tonight was another first for me… I was lucky enough to see 2 mountain lions on my way to take this shot. I was deep in the forest and as close as you can get to the Peak and still be on private property, when I came over a ridge and spooked two of the most...
May 12th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

May 12th ~ 365 Days of Pikes Peak

My master plan to catch a shot before and after the storm didn’t exactly work the way I was hoping these past few days, but I should have known better than to try and plan something so bold! My goal was to show how beautiful these Spring storms can be just after...