Q1. Your home range is the north and central cascades. If the readers at home are ever in that region of the world, what hike would you say is a must see? And why?
A1 Colchuck Lake in the Central Cascad Region would get my vote. The hike is strenuous enough to be challenging, and the payoff is huge. The lake itself changes colors from dark blue to aquamarine depending on the position of the sun, and the surrounding Dragontail and Colchuck Peak are massive and beautiful. It literally is a outdoor photographers dream.
Q2. As a child what are your earliest memory's of the outdoors? And how did these experiences influence your life path?
A2 My family moved from Southern California to Colorado when I was in my teens. Though not my earliest memory, that time was definitely the most influential. Colorado offers so many outdoor possibilities, and the positive, healthy lifestyle lived by the people in that area is very contagious.
Q3. If you could only carry 5 things in your pack, what would they be? And Why?
A3 Assumin you mean outside of the 10 essentials, I always carry my iPhone 5s (photos and communication), my LifeProof case (I usually use a Otterbox, but PNW weather is too unpredictable and wet), GorillaPod (it literally allows me to take photos in any situation), retractable dog leash (I almost always hike, backpack and snowshoe with my dog), finally, a Lifestraw (I carry water, and purification tablets as part of the 10 essentials, but really never want go be without clean, drinkable water).
Q4. As a fan and a follower I have looked at all of your beautiful photos. You have been to so many amazing places. What is the one place you have yet to go, but have always wanted to?
A4 Machu Pic chu is somewhere I would love to visit. The remnants of the ancient civilization, set in the amazing backdrop is just fascinating to me. I would like to be there in the next 5 years or so.
Q5. On your bio you say that you love cooking huge meals. How about when out on the trail for a few nights, what are some of your favorite meals to make?
A5 My wife actually makes prepared meals for me for the trails. They are delicious, nutritious and generally composed of ingredients from our garden. The fact that she takes the time to harvest, dehydrate, package and cater to my taste is really something special. Thai Noodle Soup and Mango Rice Pudding are favorites of mine.
Thank you so much Terry for taking time to share a little more of your story with us. We all wish you happy trails and we can't wait to see more of your journey.
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