|Posted by Dean Hebert on September 18, 2016 at 11:55 AM||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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|Posted by Dean Hebert on August 25, 2016 at 5:25 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by Dean Hebert on August 22, 2016 at 1:00 PM||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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|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 »