• Coffee Region Test: Yemen

    by  • June 16, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Coffee began in Yemen, and it’s not particularly easy to find.  I ordered some medium roast and I’m looking forward to trying this small-batch coffee.  The beans are grown in Yemen’s mountainous west at 1500 to 2100 meters. A network of small-holder producers meticulously grow and harvest this heirloom coffee by hand, and dry it in the...

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    Coffee Region Test: Rwanda and Indonesia

    by  • March 16, 2017 • 1 Comment

    I found some Rwanda Inzovu, and I ordered that along with some Sumatra Lintong from Indonesia.  I’ll be working my way through Indonesian coffees for a while.  There are four main regions in Indonesia, for coffee: Sumatra Sulawesi (Celebes) Java Timor I’ve always seen Sumatra coffee at Starbucks, so I’m guessing it will be...

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    Garmin Adventure at Roxborough State Park

    by  • March 5, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I bought a new Garmin Montana 680 because my Oregon 450t has a pretty small screen when I’m bouncing around the Jeep.  The bigger Montana screen should be pretty awesome.  I took it out to Roxborough State Park for a hike and a trial run, and it was really a good unit.  It’s heavier...

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    Dogwood 52: February, 2017

    by  • February 25, 2017 • 0 Comments

    This was a fun month for the Dogwood 52 Challenge.  I like how a lot of these turned out. WEEK:5 Technical: Ten Shots Shoot 10 shots of the same subject. Each shot should be from a different angle, distance, and focal length. Share your favorite image from the set. WEEK:6 Artistic: Candy A throwback...

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    Snowshoeing at Brainard Lake

    by  • February 13, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I’ve lived in Colorado for most of my life, and yet I’ve never been snowshoeing.  I finally decided to check it out with a trip to Brainard Lake.  We rented all of our gear and got up to the area to find a lot of other people doing the same thing.  We had our...

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    Coffee Region Test: Ethiopia and Kenya

    by  • February 7, 2017 • 2 Comments

    I joined Angels Cup and got a few deliveries.  Even though I quit, I would still recommend it.  For me, it was a little too overwhelming, trying so many coffees so quickly.  The best thing I got from Angels Cup was their blog post describing how coffees taste from different regions.  It’s a fantastic...

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    Me? Teaching Photography?!

    by  • February 4, 2017 • 0 Comments

    Friends and family know I’m learning to be a better photographer this year, but I’m still very much a beginner.  There are about 58,000 photos on TrailDamage.com, most of them taken by me, and yet I really have no idea what I’m doing.  I think I usually do a decent job at composition, but...

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    Dogwood 52: January, 2017

    by  • January 29, 2017 • 0 Comments

    I’m doing the Dogwood 52 Challenge to try to get better at photography this year, which is one of my goals.  The international challenge started last year, and they’re doing it again this year.  Each week there are challenges that I will attempt to meet.  I’ve been posting my results on Twitter, and every...

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