1001 Tales of Treasure

Stories of Travel to Beautiful and Meaningful Places

Michael Brandon and Shea at Pear Lake

Hiking to Pear Lake For My 50th Birthday

Rather than gifts, my sons now give me the perfect present each year by spending my birthday with me hiking. That gift of time is far more valuable than any…
Stellars Jay

A Simple Connection with Nature

While camping in on the North Rim of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, an interaction with a Stellars Jay gave me a moment to reflect on our place in…
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Beginning 1001 Tales of Treasure

In the summer of 2017, I launched “My National Park Quest.” It was born during a trip to some of the astounding National and State Parks in Utah. The goal…
Looking Back Down The Canyon

Descending into the Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Within the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park, reaching the Gunnison River means either repelling down 2,000-foot cliffs or "hiking" down steep ravines. As I am not a technical…
Shea At Bryce Canyon National Park

My National Park Quest Declaration!

I am declaring that I intend to To Experience & Share each of the United States National Parks, plus all of our National Forests and National Monuments. A recent trip…
Dreamy View of Hallett Peak

Kicking Around Some Landscapes

Between launching a new software company, running my marketing company, working on writing my next novel, getting some hiking in, and raising my sons, I've been playing with little photography.
Storm Coming Up the Valley

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A couple of years ago, my friend, Mike Summers (@msphotomid), and I headed up to the Chicago Lakes for an awesome day of hiking and photography. A few days ago,…
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Finally Paddling a Little

Mike and I took my canoe out this weekend. We had a blast and managed to snap a couple of decent pictures.
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How I Climbed the “Wrong” Mountain

It happens. Your mind can get lost in the beauty of the place where you are, and before you know it, you've climbed the wrong mountain!

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