The fog shrouded our decent into the redwood grove most of the day. Giant Sequoias mixed with other redwoods towered above us as our snowshoes plodded along in the fresh snow. It truly is an awe inspiring place to be among these ancient beasts.

Camping among these huge trees was a bit nerve racking, as it was not uncommon to watch large branches break from the canopy and plummet to the ground below, as if these elders needed any more respect. We were but visitors here.

Sequoia & Kings Canyon, CA

April 2010


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A photographer who was born in a coal chute; to a mother who was literally squatting over it, in rural West Virginia. He managed to stave off black lung while splitting firewood in the backwoods of Kentucky for a four fingered accountant and Veteran of WWII. After dodging improvised explosive devices and periodic mortar/small arms fire in a far away land; he now whiles away his time digging in the Colorado dirt, occasionally finding the strength to raise his lazy hand to snap a picture or two.

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