Posts Tagged ‘outdoor adventure’

Camera Bags Part 4: Lowepro TLZ1 Toploader for Long Backcountry Shooting

lowpro-tlz1-toploader

For long backpacking trips or more technically oriented outdoor adventure where weight is critical, I’ll use the Lowepro TLZ 1 Toploader supported by a Lowepro TLZ Chest Harness.  This system puts a Canon 5D Mark II with Canon EF 24-105mm f/4L IS right on my chest ready for immediate access, even while still wearing a […]


8-Day Backcountry Photo Journey on the Bailey Range Traverse

Mountain Goat in Bailey Range, Olympic National Park

Us mountaineers laugh about the rigors of hauling “65 pounds of ultra-light-weight climbing gear” through the mountains.  Sure, each piece of equipment is optimized for performance and weight, but sometimes there sure is a lot of it!  Of course this laughing usually takes place as part of the post-trip storytelling, not while the load is […]


How Not to Get Killed in the Outdoors

SS41 - Man hiking along snowy ridge, Washington Cascade Mountains

Man hiking along snowy ridge, Silver Peak, Cascade Mountains, Washington As outdoor enthusiasts, we are often exposed to risk of physical disaster, whether from falling, drowning, avalanche, hypothermia, or a myriad of other potential fates.  Whether mountaineering, back-country skiing, backpacking, snowshoeing, kayaking or whatever, we are subject to risk. I find that this is even […]