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Brennan’s Wave

One of the many cool attractions about Missoula, MT would have to be Brennan’s Wave. I never had the privilege to experience the rush of the wave itself, but I did enjoy the beauty of it. The next time I am in Missoula I will have to actually check out the wave myself. I’m not sure if I would kayak the wave, but would definitely want to take an inner tube, canoe or a raft through the wave. It just looks like so much fun.

brennan's wave b&W flat
Body Surfing the wave
brennan's wave with kayak flat
Kayaking the Wave
kayaking Brannens wave flat
Kayaking again
brennan's wave slowed down hdr flat
Wave slowed down and in HDR
brennan's wave slowed down flat
Slowing down the power
Haven’t master this technique yet!!!
brennan's wave b&w red filter flat
Brennan’s Wave in Black and White

A Misadventure through Acadia

In honor of my father’s birthday today, I was reminiscing on a story that happened four years ago. To celebrate our father’s 70th birthday my brothers and I traveled to Maine. We planned a guys weekend of baseball games (Baseball is around the Corner) and traveling through Acadia National Park.  Our adventure began by driving close to the top of Cadillac Mountain and we hiked the rest of the way to the top. Once on top we had a panoramic view of the park.  While exploring the top of the mountain, we decided to hike down to Bubble Lake, and our mother would meet us down there to pick us up. Our descent down the trail began with no issues. We followed the trail markers. I was leading the way and somehow missed a trail marker. I must have been distracted by the surrounding beauty. LOL!!!

brothers Adams
My brothers and I
I’m the good looking one in the middle…
overlooking Acadia NP
Atop Cadillac Mountain
hiking down
Hiking down the trail

Anyway instead of following the established trail, we ended up blazing our own trail down the mountain. It made for quite the adventure. Even though we lost the trail, we knew where we needed to get to and we just kept trekking towards our goal of Bubble Lake. We did eventually make our goal of the Lake and all in one piece. It was a hot and arduous misadventure, but we have a great story to tell everyone.

cadiliac mt
This is what we trekked down with out the aid of a trail. We were Trail Blazers…
bubble lake
Our Final Objective
Adams Guys
The Guys after the Misadventure

Frozen Falls

I recently took a journey up to one of our local attractions in the San Luis Valley. This local attraction happened to be Zapata Falls. It was my first time. I didn’t really know what to expect. I have to say when I first got up there, I was a little disappointed. All I saw was this little frozen water fall.

entrance to zapata falls flat
used a cooling filter to add a little blue to the ice.

Then a family came up behind me, and climbed up the ice and into a little cave. So, I decided to follow them. Boy, was I stoked, because I found some spectacular frozen water falls.

zapata falls BF flat
used a cooling filter to add a little blue to the falls.

zapata falls blue filter flat

When it gets a little warmer out I will have to return and see the water falls flowing.