A couple of weekends ago, I went with two friends to Reflection Lake at Mount Rainier. It was one of the few weekends we’ve had recently with clear weather, so our timing was excellent. It’s a short hike from the Narada Falls trailhead to Reflection Lake, which also made this a good opportunity to test out our winter gear.
There weren’t very many people out there, and since there aren’t very many restrictions on where to camp during the winter, we were able to find a pretty private camp site in the trees, that kept the wind down. Out in the open, the wind was pretty harsh, so having the trees for a windbreak was a big improvement.
Next weekend, I am offering a workshop in collaboration with Art on the Ridge. We’ll be touring some of the places that snow geese like to visit, looking for wildlife as well as landscape photographs. During the trip I’ll be offering advice and suggestions on composition and exposure for stills as well as video. How much help I’ll provide will depend on how experienced the participants are, as well as how much help the participants ask for.
To sign up, please visit the signup page at Art on the Ridge.
For anyone who’s curious, some of what I have planned for 2012 include:
Climbing Mount Rainier with Climb for Clean Air
Releasing a book and an e-book about my Africa trip
Visit to Lake Minchumina, Alaska (near Fairbanks) and doing some photography in Denali National Park
Visit to Inyakuk Lodge, Alaska and doing some photography in Gate of the Arctic National Park
Co-lead a backpacking trip in the Glacier Peak Wilderness with Sierra Club National. There are only two spots left for signups, so if you’re interested, don’t wait too long!
On the martial arts side of things, I’m teaching a seminar on applications of kata Seunchin next Saturday at Northwest Martial Arts, and we’ll also be hosting a seminar that my sensei Kimo Wall will be teaching on March 31st and April 1st. Signups for that seminar will open up soon, hopefully next week.