An excellent adventure in Laos. Packrafting the Xe Bang Fai river cave.

ShareLast winter Claire and I were caving and packrafting in Northern Thailand.  When some friendly cavers told us we needed to take are Kokopelli boats to the giant Xe Bang Fai ( Tham Khoun Xe ) river cave in Laos.  A week or so later we rolled into the dusty town of Bualapha.   This region […]


Share  With the onset of winter looming over our heads, Braden and I set out to complete a river trip we had been scheming for the entire summer. Thwarted by “bad weather” a few times, it appeared that a window of sunny skied opportunities just wasn’t in the making. I checked the forecast once again […]

The ultimate river trip photo kit.

ShareAre you going on a white water adventure river trip and want to take a camera? What camera should you take and how can you protect it from the water while rafting? I was a river guide for a few years. Running rivers became an addiction. I still try to work a few trips a […]

This is terrible weather for taking pictures! Right?

ShareI can’t shoot because its all cloudy and dark or raining and snowing.  In the same way that the average person thinks a bright sunny day is perfect for photography the average photographer thinks that bad weather equals bad images.   Well if that were true Steve McCurry’s book “Monsoon” probably would have never been made.  […]