BEST OF 2014

January 07, 2015  •  1 Comment



I know I'm a little late to the game, but I still wanted to share some

of my favorite moments from 2014. So here it goes,

in no particular order, MY FAVORITE MOMENTS OF 2014: 


Denali - Mount McKinley - The High One - AlaskaDenali - Mount McKinley - The High One - Alaska

One of my personal favorite highlights of this past year was

getting to see Denali, in the flesh. Such an amazing experience.


Ice Climbing Bridal Veil Falls Winter FestIce Climbing Bridal Veil Falls Winter Fest

I got to cover the Ice Festival at Bridal Veil Falls and learned

how to ice climb for the first time. It was so amazingly fun and addicting!

Big shout out to 12 Finger Adventure for putting on the event and

teaching me the magical ways of climbing ice!


Zion National Park Star TrailsZion National Park Star Trails

There wasn't anything particularly noteworthy about this night,

other than being in Zion National Park, but it's probably one

of my favorite star trail shots of the year!


Kayaking the Payette River Idaho - Class IVKayaking the Payette River Idaho - Class IV

I learned a lot about whitewater kayaking this year. 

With the help of my best friend and the amazing Utah Whitewater Club

I was able run some pretty sweet rivers with some pretty sweet people. 


Alaska - Denali National Park Backcountry Camping and Northern LightsAlaska - Denali National Park Backcountry Camping and Northern Lights

So many clients to be grateful for this year!

Specifically, Big Sky International Tents (pictured),

Chimera Snowboards, Palace Snowboards, Kahtoola,

Deuter Backpacks, Katadyn and Optimus, Watts Enterprises

and The Outbound Collective.

Thank you all for helping make my dreams come true!


Underwater Photography KayakingUnderwater Photography Kayaking

Learned how to photograph underwater, and it felt  

like discovering photography all over again! Can't

wait to hone my skills on this one and capture 

some new perspectives. 


Alaska - Denali National Park Backcountry SunsetAlaska - Denali National Park Backcountry Sunset

This was one of my all time favorite sunsets ever.

I had just finished setting up my backcountry camp

and with the cloud cover thought sunset might be a dud.

Little did I know, it was just about to blow up!


Uintas Christmas Meadows at Sunset, UtahUintas Christmas Meadows at Sunset, Utah

Another last minute sunset that I nearly missed!

I was just about to pack up my gear when a beam

of light crept into my frame. This is a place I'm vowing

to explore more of. 


Alaska - Denali National Park Northern Lights Aurora BorealisAlaska - Denali National Park Northern Lights Aurora Borealis

I was as giddy as a school girl when I realized what I was seeing.

Light green clouds danced in the sky and I must've stood in silence

for a good five minutes before I started shooting. Seeing the Northern

Lights for the first time was definitely one of the best moments of my life! 


Red Pine Lake Upper Backpacking Winter UtahRed Pine Lake Upper Backpacking Winter Utah

A spring backpacking trip that turned into a winter

backpacking trip. Gotta love the Wasatch Mountains. 


Holi Color Festival Spanish ForkHoli Color Festival Spanish Fork

I got to work for the SLCC Globe newspaper for a bit this year

and really loved the diverse subjects I got to shoot. This

was one of my favorites; covering the Holi Festival in 

Spanish Fork, Utah.  


Caineville WildflowersCaineville Wildflowers

This image took three years in the making, and 2014

was the year that had all the right ingredients!

I was so pumped to finally experience this phenomenon in person.



Climbing Indian Creek On the Up and UpClimbing Indian Creek On the Up and Up

I may not be the best crack climber, but I sure had a blast

photographing these amazing climbers in Indian Creek, UT.


Sunrise to Sunset Challenge Winter Hike to Red Pine and PfeifferhornSunrise to Sunset Challenge Winter Hike to Red Pine and Pfeifferhorn

Nothing better than exploring the mountains I call home.

So stoked for a new year, and all the upcoming projects.

Happy new year and happy adventuring!



This made me so very, very happy! I'm squeeling inside and keep scrolling up and down, and up and down! Thank you for posting these!
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