Dean Hebert Photography

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Mount McGuire, An Evening in the Bowl

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 18, 2018 at 3:50 PM Comments comments (0)

 A couple of years ago I "discovered" the amazing wildflower display in the bowl below Mount McGuire and I knew I had to get back and photograph this area again. 

 With no intention of summiting, I headed to the trail head in the late afternoon. The lower part of the road  is still ok but it's getting overgrown making for a lot of single lane driving. Then the road deteriorates rapidly and I switched to 4 wheel drive to save my tires.

 There was no one at ...

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Elk Mountain

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 14, 2018 at 11:30 PM Comments comments (0)

 Elk Mountain, my go-to location for a quick, after-work hike, combining some decent photo opportunities with a good cardio workout!

 In early summer the wild flowers are in full swing so I headed up a little after 5:00 pm hoping to catch the sunset on the summit.

The dense greenery of the lower slopes always has me looking for a good composition. I took some quick shots of these ferns, cranking the ISO on my camera up to 1600 and reducing the exsposure to try and get a ...

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The Wave in the Valley of Fire.

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 6, 2018 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

 We've been going to the Valley of Fire for years now because of the incredible scenery and I'd never been to "the wave". This short, easy hike leads to a cool rock feature.


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Another Winter Hike up Zoa

Posted by Dean Hebert on February 5, 2018 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 As usual I was trying to time my hike to be near the peak by sunset. It was a cloudy day and I didn't hold out too much hope that I'd get any good photos but you know what they say, " Any day in the mountains is a good day! "  With the road to the trail head snowwed in there's a couple of extra kilometers to hike.

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2016: 12 Best Photos

Posted by Dean Hebert on January 29, 2018 at 12:30 AM Comments comments (0)

 Almost half of 2016's best photos are from a trip around the Three Sisters. The other photos are from Skyline Divide and the Coquihalla Summit Rec. Area.

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Around the Three Sisters

Posted by Dean Hebert on January 24, 2018 at 7:25 PM Comments comments (0)

September 5-10, 2016

 As the season progressed, I looked forward to a multi-day camping trip in the rockies but the weather forecast looked dismal for the days I'd booked off. I searched south and found a decent forecast in Oregon, so Dan and I decided to hike the almost 50 mile loop around the Three Sisters.

 On the day we were to leave, Dan informed me that didn't have all his gear ready, so we put off leaving until the next day. That meant we'd have to mak...

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Skyline Divide, Mount Baker Wilderness

Posted by Dean Hebert on October 2, 2016 at 1:00 AM Comments comments (0)

 With a forecast of clearing skies I decided to attempt another hike in the Mount Baker Wilderness.

 I've got to say I'm not a big fan of the access road; one lane, blind corners, and potholes. Thankfully it was Monday and traffic was light.

 It was late afternoon when I hit the trail and began climbing up the modest grade through a nice forest. This late in the season I had to stop and photography every flower I could find!


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Lake Anne, Mount Baker Wilderness.

Posted by Dean Hebert on September 18, 2016 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

 I'm always looking for new hikes near my home in Chilliwack and after seeing some photos of the Mount Baker area I decided I needed to go and explore.

 The Lake Anne hike starts in the wrong direction, descending into a green valley. I wasn't happy going down the switch backs knowing I'd have to climb them on the way back.

 Early views hinted at the scenery to come.

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Mount MacFarlane

Posted by Dean Hebert on August 25, 2016 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (0)

 After several attempts to reach beyond the lower Pierce Lake I was finally able to summit Mount MacFarlane.

 The hike to Pierce Lake is a long, steep, slog, mostly through ugly forest. The exception is a stand of old-growth forest before the crossing of Pierce Creek. Unfortunately this is only a few minutes in a 3 hour climb of 1000 meters.

 After an age of drudgery I came abreast of the lake and a short drop brought me down to the shore. It's a pretty lake but I d...

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A Windy Day in the Meadows

Posted by Dean Hebert on August 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM Comments comments (0)

 A great day for photography was marred by high winds and a blur on my wide angle lens.

 I'm always a little nervous when I hike by myself and the dense young growth at the beginning of the trail had me calling out to warn off any ursus that might be in the area.

 After crossing the stream I stopped in the clearing and tried a few shots.

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