Mountains

Floris van Breugel on September 12th, 2013

With unsettled forecasts throughout the Cascades a few weeks ago, Aubrey and I abandoned our hopes to do a week long trek across the Cascade crest and instead headed for Bugaboo Provincial Park in the Purcell Mountains of British Columbia. Normally one does not go to the Bugaboos to escape weather, since they are notorious …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on September 2nd, 2013

Most of us, unfortunately, lead the majority of our lives under artificial lighting. This has a profound effect on our sleep cycle, which is controlled largely by the levels of the hormone melatonin in our bodies. Living under artificial lighting causes the melatonin cycle and our sleep cycle to lose sync, resulting in groggy mornings …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on October 12th, 2012

The air is crisp, the sun warm, the mosquitoes have passed, and the hillsides are painted in colors of gold, red, and orange. There cannot possibly be a better time to be out in the mountains! To take advantage of this delightful time, my girlfriend, Aubrey, and I hiked among the golden larches for a …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on October 6th, 2012

Thank you to everyone who has put in their orders for my 2013 Calendars! I’ve exceeded my goal by about 50% so far, which is hopefully an indication that I will be able to make this an annual project! There’s still one last week to get your orders in: Order a 2013 Art in Nature …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on August 27th, 2012

Last week I was finally able to get out and enjoy the mountains for the first time since my trip to the Goat Rocks in July. For this trip Aubrey and I decided to do part of the Alpine Lakes Traverse, which took us past at least 17 named lakes, and countless un-named tarns during …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on July 17th, 2010

This past week I spent several days in the John Muir Wilderness and King’s Canyon National Park with a friend and fellow photographer Raghu. On our way in we ran into another friend and fellow photographer Michael Gordon, who warned us of the veritable forests of mosquitoes we would encounter further up the trail. Great… …Read the Rest…

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Floris van Breugel on July 4th, 2010

For just a week or so each spring it’s possible to enjoy the solitary silence of the Sierra Nevada before the blood-sucking mosquitoes make their appearance, and after the majority of the snow has melted off, making the high country both accessible and enjoyable. As you might have guessed by my posting this now, that …Read the Rest…

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