Eastern Oregon/Idaho

Sunrise above the Eagle Cap Wilderness

I spent 3 nights solo out in the Eagle Cap Wilderness of Eastern Oregon. I didn't see a single person until the third day, and it was really pleasant being able to enjoy the solitude of nature and take in the beauty of the area.

Sunset on an alpine lake

Over the edge at Hells Canyon

Taken during a 60 mile bike ride I did along the Hells Canyon Scenic Byway. It was a blistering hot day and I enjoyed a nice swim on the Snake River after three hours of riding.

Morning light in the Panhandle

This shot was taken during one of my first solo backpacking trips. I hiked up to an alpine lake after six hours of driving from Washington, and set up camp on the snow a little ways away from the lake. I woke up abruptly the next morning to the sound of a moose munching on bushes a few feet away from my tent. I calmly got out of my tent and wandered down to the water, where I watched a mama and young moose swim across to the other side of the lake.

Sunset Madness in the Sawtooth Wilderness

I was on a two night solo trip through the Sawtooth Mountains of central Idaho. I met two cool guys as I was setting up my campsite for the night. We went swimming and floated on the lake with our sleeping pads, and enjoyed fishing, catching a couple of trout for dinner that night.