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Van Epps backcountry ski photos – central Washington Cascades, in the vicinity of Mount Stuart Click any image to view and download for free as wallpaper for iphone, Andriod, etc etc etc. On location -
Taking advantage of stellar early season conditions, a group of us headed north to HWY 20 and the North Cascades, beating out a seasonal closure that shuts down the highway to all (except those w/ snow mobiles.) While coverage was thin in spots, it was an opening day not to be forgotten. Morning light was [...]
Ok, so it may be a bit earlier to ski Mt Rainier (at least from the summit) but I can’t help but think spring ski touring is right around the corner. Of course, if you were out last weekend enjoying the deepest snow of the year, spring feels a long long ways away. Making the [...]
What a finicky winter we’re having here in the Pacific NW. Early on we had more snow then we knew what to do with. Last weekend, for this ski tour to Harding Mountain, we enjoyed spring-like corn near the summit and about 4-6 inches of hoar-frost powder in the valley and more shaded spots. Harding [...]
You’ve seen it many times before, in magazines, calendars and postcards. A surreal-looking sun sinking below the horizon or sliding behind a mountain peak, streaks of light emanating from the center. Last time I checked, I didn’t think those streaks were natural, so how did the photographer do this? You might be thinking a fancy [...]
Sometimes you forget why. The other day I was reminded. Below is a photographic journey into the central Washington Cascades for a day of backcountry skiing.
My wife and I left Seattle on Saturday. 14 hours later we were in Salt Lake City. Day one, skiing at Alta. Day two, skate skiing at Solitude. Day three, a backcountry ski tour up Big Cottonwood Canyon. This morning, drove to Steamboat Springs, CO. For the next four days I’ll be dividing my time [...]
Below is a short list of landscape and nature pictures available as panoramic prints. Fine art prints are available as 5×15, 9×18, 10×20, 12×24 and, when possible, 10×30. Please contact me if you are interested! CLICK HERE to watch a slideshow of these panoramic photos To view print pricing, see our Pricing Page
Below you’ll find a growing selection of backcountry skiing photos, all of which are available as fine art photography prints. Watch a slide show of these images
The first ski tour of the year is always filled with a bit of anxiety. Like any other adventure, you’re constantly doing a mental checklist of gear on the drive, despite making the effort beforehand (even the night before!) that everything you need is in good working condition and ready to go. I laid all [...]
There’s something special about black and white photographs. This one is no exception. Taken on a backcountry ski tour in the Oregon Cascades, it captures the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. For a short time I am offering 12 x 24 prints for only $100. Just in time for the holidays.
For those of you who live in the Seattle area, next Saturday, Nov 8th, is the NW Snow & Avalanche Snow Summit. The day consists of talks from various folks in the know about avalanches (Martin Volken from Pro Guiding Service for example), ski touring in the Cascades and, for all you backcountry skiers, some [...]
I’ve heard it before, really, as I’m sure anyone who has paddled in ocean swells and prefers the aroma of salty air over the rush of white-water, has too. Mention the word sea kayaking to anyone who has never actually done it, and I’m sure you’ll get a similar response. Little do they know how [...]
Well maybe not, but it’s hard not to feel it in the air these days. Mornings are crisp and cool, snow levels are dropping (well sort of…I think the top of Mt Rainier may have had a dusting recently) and a friend of mine in Whitefish just sent some hiking photos from Glacier National Park [...]