I was looking through some old photos recently and found these shots of a winter camping trip my wife, a friend and I did to Taylor Meadows in Garibaldi Provincial Park. We snowshoed up near the Barrier, made our way past the summer campground and set up camp further in the meadows. We spent our days exploring the area, feeding the birds and enjoying a bit of sun. We haven’t been winter camping since we’ve had kids, and who knows when we’ll get out again.
So far, this winter has been cooler and drier than usual. Instead of waking up to grey clouds and rain, we’re seeing brilliant sunrises, snow on the mountains and frost on the ground. This is my kind of winter.
Fall ends up being a very busy time for me. After a summer of exploration with the family, work and other commitments come to the forefront in last few months of the year. Luckily, the end is in sight and I’ve started planning excursions to the hills. Snow, cabins, skiing… can’t wait.
Beautiful photography by Jonathan Levitt.
Over the weekend, while rummaging through our storage space, I found my shoe box of old photographs. Actually, it’s not a shoe box, it’s a Zamberlan boot box, so there’s actually quite a few photos. Expect them to make an appearance over the coming months.
I first discovered Ryan Tatar’s photography quite a few years ago, through a shared love of the work of Thomas Campbell, and I’ve been following him ever since. I have a huge soft spot for ethereal surf imagery and cross-processed photography, so his stuff warms my heart. He recently launched the Sea-Farer, a collection of imagery that inspires him, and it has quickly become a daily visit of mine.
I recently posted about some photos that Bill McTigue took while surveying the Arctic in the 50s. Bill also took this photo of Sir Edmund Hillary after arriving on the first plane to land at Marble Point, Antarctica in 1957. Actually, this was the first wheels-to-dirt landing in all of Antarctica. Wheels down, indeed.
Terry McTigue’s father was a part of the team that surveyed the Arctic in the 50s in preparation for the DEW (Distant Early Warning) Line and she has been kind enough to post a number of his photos online.
The photos above are from a collection of slides that Mike Leavenworth found on eBay. It appears that the photos were taken by a Pennsylvanian (place, not time) geologist in the 60s and 70s. Fantastic collection.