Achieve Tahoe

Achieve Tahoe Ability Camp

I am very fortunate to have been able to donate my time for four consecutive years now to the Ability Camp at Achieve Tahoe, formerly known as Disabled Sports USA Far West, an amazing non profit out of Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe that provides affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence to the disabled.  I’m especially excited about their recent name change.  They really wanted something that highlight the inclusiveness and the opportunities that they provided and I think it’s a perfect fit.  Every year, the Achieve Tahoe Ability Camp offers a week long program, providing specialized instruction in adaptive alpine skiing and snowboarding for up to 35 disabled veterans and their guests.

Big thanks to Northstar, and Squaw and Alpine Ski Resorts, and Wanderlust Yoga for stepping up again this year and for sponsoring such an amazing program.

If you participated inAchieve Tahoe’s Ability Camp anytime in the last four years, you may find your galleries via this link.  Here’s a handful of my favorite images from the week.

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Best Adventure Photogrpahy of 2013 | A Year in Review

Although winter seems to have forsaken us all, I am hopeful it will return with feet and feet of snow.  While I spend most of my days right now pining and moaning over the lack of fresh pow, or really, any pow at all, this was at least a nice little reminder that the snow was here before and that, most importantly, it will come back.

I’m pretty jazzed to announce that I’m a contributing photographer to Ski Lake Tahoe for the 2012-13 season.   This means that starting in the 2013-14 season you might see some of the photos I took for them on their website, facebook page, or blog.   Don’t worry, I’m sure I’ll be like LOOK THERE’S MY PHOTO if one ever shows up somewhere and I know, a whole year is an awfully long time to wait but wait we shall.  In the meantime, peek at these images, which I consider to be some of my best adventure photography of 2013.  Accompanying my favorite ski and snowboard photos is a handful of images from the Tahoe Kids Tri and Fun Runs Series, all of which make me smile.

 

 

Wounded Warriors

A few weeks ago, I was fortunate to have been able to take the time off to donate time to the Wounded Warrior Ability Camp at Disabled Sports USA Far West, an amazing non profit out of Alpine Meadows, Lake Tahoe that provides affordable inclusive physical and recreational activities that build health and confidence to the disabled.  The Ability Camp is a week long program that provides specialized instruction in adaptive alpine skiing and snowboarding for 25 soldiers and marines disabled in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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I took a ton of amazing photo in my four days with the participants, but you can view the rest of my favorites in the Projects: Wounded Warriors tab or by following this link.  There are plenty of memorable moments that I captured, but the most valuable to me were the handful of new friendships forged.

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In past years, I have spent quite a bit of time with Disabled Sports Far West and it’s an organization that I believe in.  I unfortunately wasn’t able to donate my time this year as a lesson assistant.  I think this, instead, is a pretty awesome way to give them an awesome service and still donate my time to a worthy cause.  I can’t wait to return next year to photograph the event again.

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