This coming weekend 3/30-4/1 is the 9th year of one of the greatest introductory climbing festivals in the states. I have worked with Mountain Gear at this event for the past 9 years. In the early years I was working with the climbing company 5.10 doing demos, then later on began teaching clinics such as “over coming your fears,” “trad climbing for the chicken hearted” and “high angle photography” which of course happen to be my favorite.
The past few years I have become the event photographer, giving me the chance to meet amazing people from all over the country, watching them learn more about climbing and watching their excitement grow each moment they are in the red rocks. The area of red rocks is one of the many areas where I grew up climbing and every time I see it, it brings me back to those great times.
If you haven’t been to Red Rocks, you need to visit. This area is so close to the Strip, but has the most remote feel to it.
Take a look at the Mountain Gear Event page: Red Rock Rendezvous
Take a look at past images and info on this great festival. I’ll get some images from this years event on my blog in a few weeks. Enjoy your weekend and go have some fun.
Arches National Park happens to be one of the most scenic and beautiful places in the world. It just so happens to be right in my backyard and I get out to enjoy it all the time. On March 11th Virginia and Matthew decided to have their wedding ceremony under the most iconic arch in the park, Delicate Arch.
We started the hike around 7am, and surprisingly the temperature was not to cold for being a winter morning. There were a few wispy clouds in the sky that began to glow as the sun crested the La Sal mountains. After the hour approach, the sun began to hit the arch as the ceremony began. It was a very small ceremony with the bride and groom each having their families with them. Wishing Virginia and Matthew the best in the future.
Enjoy these images of this perfect day.
Permits are needed for weddings in Arches, which gives the group a ranger to control the crowds during the ceremony. If you are interested in a National Park wedding, please contact me at 435.260.9802. -Eric