My dream is to hike and photograph the best trails in the world. To date, this quest has taken me backpacking, camping, and trekking thousands of miles to 125 recreation areas in 8 countries. I’ve shared this longtime wanderlust by leading seven treks through Philmont Scout Ranch, nestled in New Mexico's Sangre de Christo mountains. Considering this a good start, but feeling pinched on time, I have recently retired from my career in information technology to quicken the pace.
The panoramic vistas, colorful sunrises, brilliant stars, pine-scented forests, gurgling streams, thundering waterfalls and majestic peaks easily trumped the leaky tents, insect swarms, near-hypothermia, bear encounters, and that pesky typhoon.