|Posted by Dean Hebert on August 3, 2016 at 11:45 PM||comments (0)|
McGuire Ridge is one of my favorite photography locations. Unfortunately, the road is deteriorating. Loose rock and trees encroaching on the road are beginning to make this a "bush beater" special.
I'm always looking for veratrum viride and whenever I see it I have to stop and try to get a good shot. The lines and shapes lend themselves to black and white treatments.
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|Posted by Dean Hebert on June 4, 2016 at 2:25 PM||comments (0)|
I haven't been getting out much so Zoa seemed like a good way to stretch my legs, without killing myself!
There was still snow half way to the parking lot so I found a good spot and geared up. The snow was firm so there was no need for snowshoes and once at the trail head the snow was gone. I ended up carrying my snowshoes the whole way. The hardest part of this hike is the first hill but I stopped often to take photos. There were storm c...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dean Hebert on May 14, 2016 at 1:20 PM||comments (0)|
A trip to the American Southwest during easter has become an annual tradition for my wife and I. I try to make it all about photography but she's not so interested in that. For her, it's a quick get-a-way to a warm destination. This year's trip had too much driving and Serea and Shawn were burnt out quickly and less than willing to wait for sunsets.
Even so, I was able to spend several hours in Joshua Tree National Park and Death Valley.
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|Posted by Dean Hebert on January 17, 2016 at 3:45 AM||comments (0)|
Janice had posted that she wanted to head to Cutthroat Pass and after a quick search I decided to join her.
It's a long drive from Chilliwack so we loaded up on coffee, crossed the border, and then drove for hours along Hwy 20. We made a couple of stops along the way before arriving at the trail head. At the first opening in the forest I realized I'd failed to charge my batteries and they were all dead. I figured I could get a couple of shots, so I would h...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dean Hebert on January 3, 2016 at 7:55 PM||comments (0)|
At the end of each year I look back at all the pictures I took (3500, a slow year) and decide which 12 photos are my favourite, which ones represent the year. Here they are in chronological order.
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|Posted by Dean Hebert on October 21, 2015 at 10:50 PM||comments (0)|
Upon returning from Waterton Lakes, I was surprised to see that someone had replied to an ad I'd placed on clubtread. I'd been looking for someone to accompany me on a circuit tour of the Sawback Range in Banff National Park for almost 2 years. I sent off an email to James from Edmonton to see if he was still interested. He was, so we synced up our time off and made plans.
On most of my trips so far I would drive to Golden and then spend the night there before heading to the...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dean Hebert on September 21, 2015 at 3:20 AM||comments (2)|
I've got this idea to visit all the national and provincial parks in the Canadian Rockies. So far, I've only been to Banff NP, and Assiniboine Provincial Park, but I'd found a good trip in Wateron, so I booked the time off and started another adventure.
It's a long drive to Waterton so I spent a night in Cranbrook before arriving at the park gate the next day. I picked up my camping pass at the visitor centre and checked in at the warden cabin....Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dean Hebert on July 27, 2015 at 11:10 AM||comments (0)|
I was looking for a backpacking trip this summer and when Clayton suggested Skoki, I quickly agreed.
The plan was to hike to Hidden Lake the first day and then to Baker Lake on the second day, where we would set up base camp and explore the area.
After the long drive from Chilliwack, hiking the access road was a tough chore, made slightly easier by some nice views back towards Lake Louise. We reached the ski lift area after 7 kms of roa...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dean Hebert on July 20, 2015 at 12:40 AM||comments (0)|
I've wanted to climb this mountain for years and finally I had the chance.
This hike starts from the same trailhead as Mt Cheam and follows the same route until passing a gully. The slopes were ablaze with wildflowers and I stopped to take alot of photos.
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|Posted by Dean Hebert on July 19, 2015 at 9:55 PM||comments (0)|
I wanted to time my hike so that I was at the summit of Yak at sunset.
I love the drive up the Coquihalla and was soon parking at the Zopkios Rest Area. By just after 7 pm I was walking along the highway looking for the Yak Peak trailhead. The trail dips down and crosses a little stream before rocketing up through the forest. This is a steep trail that goes straight up. Needle Peak, one of my favourite destinations, was poking above Markhor as I quickly gained altitude.Read Full Post »