An Encounter With The Finger of Fate

Sunrise on the Finger of Fate © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – Courtesy MESH Gallery – all rights reserved.

A picture is worth a thousand words, so the saying goes. A picture can also change carefully established plans. I am a living example.

The plan was a 2nd photo-shoot of the Warbonnet Peak and Monte […]

The Life of the Workers at a Horse Ranch

Sunset Serenade in the Sawtooths by Jeffrey H. Lubeck © MESH Art LLC and Claire Porter Photography – courtesy MESH Gallery – all rights reserved.

The 2nd phase of equine photography for MESH Art in 2018 involved photographing horses before and after their workday at the Idaho Rocky Mountain Ranch (IRMR) in Stanley, Idaho. […]

Mothers and Their Babies

Tell me a Bedtime Story © Jeffrey H. Lubeck – Courtesy of MESH Galley – all rights reserved.

Baby Mountain Goats begin to travel with their Mother and siblings just a few days after birth. They are desiring of breast milk while the family members seek food and shelter in remote areas all the […]

Searching for Mountain Goats in the Rocky Outpost of the Idaho Wilderness

Sitting on the Ledge as the Sun Goes Down. © Jeffrey H. Lubeck Courtesy MESH Art LLC – all right reserved.

It’s my perch and I’ll sit if I want to. © Jeffrey H. Lubeck Courtesy MESH Art LLC – all right reserved.

 

Friend and fellow adventurer Nappy Neaman and I have […]

Traversing The Sawtooth Wilderness

Jeff and Sara Lundy; Skiing Off The Top of the Divide.

 

For six-days the remarkable beauty of the Sawtooth Wilderness in Winter is my home. The ground covered in six-days is all with a heavy pack, on skis, and two-miles above sea-level.

Accompanied by the wise and talented Chris and Sara Lundy of […]

Imogene Peak in Winter

Photography, backcountry ski touring, winter, a journey up a major named peak, and the Sawtooth Mountains. Now that combination sounds like fun to me.

My goal on this day is to head up Imogene Peak 3,000+ vertical feet – via skins on skis and post hole climb – to capture a late afternoon […]

The Four (or Five) Falls of Na’ili’ili-haele – Maui

Reaching each of the Four Falls Na’ili’ili-haele in Maui is what all guides and guide books about the island categorizes as a “serious adventure”. It is one that ultimately involves trekking, hiking, rock climbing, boulder hopping, use of ropes, scaling waterfalls and swimming to a destination you have yet to personally confirm exists.

The entry […]

Boulder Peak Climb

Boulder Peak in the Boulder Range of the Sawtooth Mountains is a big bold and impressive mass of rock lifting almost 5,000 feet above the floor of the Wood River Valley. To scale it, I took the Class III – IV route along the south ridge. The ascent is straight-forward with some enjoyable route-finding. One […]

Leatherman Peak Climb

Is there anything of possible interest slightly off your normal path that you have yet to investigate? I chose to take a side trip and investigate one of them – the reward was great.

Leatherman Peak (12,238 ft.) is one of nine peaks in Idaho that top out at 12,000 feet or above in elevation. […]

Sun Playing Havoc at the Perch

Droplets of rain and soft hail begin to fall upon me as the late afternoon sun peeks through the dark clouds. Sitting on an exposed knob at 8,800 feet elevation, the Redfish Creek Valley is 2,000+ feet below to my left and the Saddleback Lakes are 400 feet below to my right. Directly across from […]