A picture tells a thousand words and whether that picture is created with pixels or a paintbrush, CMH Summer Adventures guests in the Bugaboos will have no shortage of subject matter.
CMH offers these themed trips at CMH Bugaboo Lodge in 2013:
Photography Workshop with John E. Marriott | Aug 5-8, 2013
Professional landscape photographer and easy-going instructor John E. Marriott joins CMH for his fourth annual Bugaboo Photography Workshop. With an instructor to participant ratio of 1:10, this three-day workshop allows photographers to develop skills on close-up, mid-range and long-range landscape photography with as much instruction as desired. For a sample of the participants photography from last year's workshop, view this online photo gallery »
Painting Workshop with Robert Genn | Aug 23-26, 2013
Acclaimed Canadian artist Robert Genn joins us again in the Bugaboos with his daughter, artist Sarah Genn and CMH's own artist/guide Liz Wiltzen. This is a wonderful opportunity for plein air painters to learn and discuss with one of Canada's finest painters.
Canadian Geographic's Photo Club | Sep 7-10, 2013
Canadian Geographic's Photo Club comes together this fall in the Bugaboo mountain range to hike and photograph with like-minded photographers. Participants need not be a Photo Club member to join. This program provides no instructor, just a chance to explore the mountains at a pace conducive to landscape photography.
Non-artists are welcome to join any of these departures as well and join our classic Heli-Hiking and walking program each day, while sharing evenings together back at the lodge.
For more information on these workshops or any other CMH Summer Adventures, give CMH Reservations a call (1-800-661-0252), or email us.
Photo: Bugaboo Spires, Best Trophy Shot - Photographer Brian Irwin
In July of 2012 forty-four CMH Summer Adventures guests had the opportunity to hike and walk in the Bugaboo mountains of British Columbia with National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence, Wade Davis. We have invited Wade to come back again in July of 2013 to share his wisdom, his humour, his passion and his knowledge.
In the following TED Talk Wade Davis speaks about the facinating variety of beliefs and rituals held by cultures around the world. At the Bugaboo Lodge Wade will speak on this topic, as well as his two most recent books, River Notes and Into the Silence.
A few spaces still remain on this trip with CMH and Wade Davis in the Bugaboos, July 21-24, 2013. To learn more, visit our website or contact CMH Reservations at 1.800.661.0252.
CMH is pleased to announce an outstanding lineup of guest speakers, including renowned anthropologists, ornithologists, botanists, chefs and photographers, to host CMH Summer Adventure trips at both the Bugaboo and Bobbie Burns Lodges this summer.
The exciting roster of guest speakers scheduled for July and August 2013 will include:
Wade Davis – National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence and R.C.G.S. Fellow (July 21–24, 2013 at the Bugaboo Lodge) Davis, an anthropologist, botanist, photographer, author and poet and a “passionate defender of all life’s diversity,” is a wonderful storyteller and will pique CMH guests’ curiosity as they ramble amid the majestic Rockies. Back at the Bugaboo Lodge, Davis will entertain guests with his acclaimed Massey Lectures presentation, “The Wayfinders: Why Ancient Wisdom Matters in the Modern World.”
Peter Potterfield – Outdoor Adventure Journalist and Photographer (August 11–17, 2013 at the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo Lodges (Lodge-to-Lodge) A contributor to magazines such as Conde Nast Traveler and Outside, Potterfield may be even more well-known as the author of In the Zone, Himalayan Quest, and Classic Hikes of the World. In August of 2012, he released his newest book, Classic Hikes of North America. Potterfield leads guests on a Lodge-to-Lodge adventure between the Bobbie Burns and Bugaboo lodges. Each evening, he will share stories and photos from his journeys around the world.
John Ash – Chef and Father of Wine Country Cuisine (August 26–29, 2013 at the Bugaboo Lodge) John Ash & Company in Santa Rosa, CA was the first restaurant in Northern California wine country to focus on local, seasonal ingredients that complemented the wines being made in the region – earning him the moniker of the “Father of Wine Country Cuisine.” Today, Chef Ash travels the world teaching cooking classes to home cooks and professionals and is passionate about sustainable and ethical food issues, which he will discuss, along with his latest cookbook, Culinary Birds.
Cam Gillies – Ornithologist and Photographer (July 12–15, 2013 at the Bugaboo Lodge) A new addition to the CMH Speaker Series, Dr. Gillies is a keen birder and photographer and is excited to share his passion and entertaining stories with others. Over the years, he has traveled and birded his way through Jamaica, Guatemala, Mexico, Costa Rica, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and, now, the remote wilderness areas of eastern British Columbia with CMH Summer Adventures.
Brian Keating – Adventurer, Explorer and Global Environmentalist (July 21–24, 2013 at the Bobbie Burns Lodge - Family Adventure) Adventurer and world traveler Brian Keating has led some 80 expeditions to the planet’s most wildlife-rich corners. The host of the Discovery Channel’s Going Wild with Brian Keating joins his wife Dee to lead an entertaining (and sometimes hilarious) Family Adventure out of the Bobbie Burns Lodge for kids of all ages. Brian and Dee are superb storytellers -- and their tall, but true, tales and evening video presentations are perennial CMH highlights.
For more than 35 years, CMH Summer Adventures has been guiding guests on extraordinary lodge-based mountain holidays – offering unique summer vacations for individuals of all ages, abilities and interests. Together with these brilliant speakers, guests spend each day walking, hiking and exploring the peaks of some of North America’s most spectacular mountains. Each evening, guests return to the comforts of the lodge where they will settle back and to listen to powerful, intimate presentations.
To book your space on one of these exclusive trips hosted by these amazing Speakers, call us today at 1-800-661-0252 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is a guest post by Toronto-based Family Physician, Dr. Jean Marmoreo
The words were out of my mouth before I had a chance to think.
”Yes, I want to do some climbing.”
We were on our second day of Heli-Hiking in the Canadian Rockies with CMH Summer Adventures. Hiking and walkilng mountaintop to mountaintop is their summer venture - a truly unique and greatly under-appreciated bit of Canadiana. But they don’t stop with helicopter drop-off day hikes rounded off with great meals. Guests can opt for unexpected, challenging and rewarding adventures like mountaineering, rock climbing, or scrambling up hammered vertical routes on sheer mountain faces.
I thought I had done it all two years ago with a mountain ascent up Pigeon Peak, a granite spire at 11,000 feet that towers over Bugaboo Glacier. It was a fantasy brought to life with an intrepid alpine guide whose instructions I followed to the letter. But my response surprised me. After all, I’ve climbed on rock walls twice in my life -- thrilled with the accomplishment of getting to the ceiling, but oh so safe and oh so short.
This summer, it was another guide who said: “Well then, we’ll get your harness and shoes right after breakfast”. Those would be rock-climbing shoes, affirmed Geoff, the better to grip the tiny ripples in the rock face while you clamber upward. The helicopter would drop us near the start of the mountain face so we wouldn’t even lose time getting there. “Us” in this case was myself and another woman from Toronto.
“How long will we be out? “ I ventured much more timidly.
“Oh, about three hours,” Geoff replied. “Five pitches and some neat traverses, a few scrambles and some repelling.” Geoff had actually constructed this route five years ago but his words flew over my head. Pitches, I figured were ascents up rock faces. Five meant five ascents over three hours. Repelling would be welcome, I thought.
So, kitted out the next morning with ropes, helmets, harness, and of course the ‘ballet’ shoes, the three of us climbed into the helicopter and were off.
The heli landed and after a short scamper over remaining snow, sliding down its trough, we were smack on a mountain face. Roped in, but not yet in our slippers, Geoff reviewed our knots, carabineers, etiquette and safety. Then he climbed to secure the first level.
“Gosh, this is so amazing ”, enthused Anne, my climbing buddy. ”I haven’t done this in 25 years. I never thought I’d get to do it again.” She is 48 years old.
“Gosh, what was I thinking” was the play-by-play in my head. I’m turning 70 this month.
The hardest foothold is always the first and that first ascent wasn’t very pretty by my estimate. I quickly went into what I call doctor mode. When doctors are under stress they learn very fast to clear head clutter and focus on the task. Concentrating only on the rock and the footholds, feeling with my outstretched hands for the perch of rock edge, I soon began moving slowly up.
At the first stop, we put on our rock shoes, packed our boots in our backpacks and began the first of the five pitches. Thirty metre rope lengths defined the distance up the rock face. After ascending two pitches, we exchanged our shoes for our boots, then traversed the slope and rappelled down – twice – before lunch took us to a high overhang looking deep into the valley below.
Three more ascents- at times I felt and I looked more like a spider climbing a wall- pointing more downhill than up, pushing as much with my upper body as I was with my legs.
A bit of self–rappelling, a slab of traversing, and a final scramble up the slate finished the day and we were atop the cliff. Valleys fell away on both sides of our perch. There was no wind as we drank in the mountaintops that stretched into the horizons surrounding us. It had taken an hour and a half longer than Geoff estimated but who was in a hurry to finish? Certainly not us and certainly not me once I got my mojo.
Will I ever go back for more climbing?
Fancy trying your hand at a bit of Bugaboo climbing yourself? Give CMH Summer Adventures a call at 1.800.661.0252 or learn more about their High Flying Adventures online.
THE ULTIMATE GIRLFRIEND GETAWAY IN THE MOUNTAINS OF WESTERN CANADA
Bodacious = audacious, gutsy, remarkable, sexy, outstanding -- the synonyms are numerous. CMH Summer Adventures offers women nothing less with its aptly named Bodacious Trips. These inspirational and awe-inspiring ladies-only trips, geared toward all fitness levels – from strolling amid wildflowers to invigorating hiking to challenging mountain adventures and everything in between -- are a celebration of all ages and stages and have become one of CMH’s most popular offerings. Four trips are on offer in 2013 and all include thrilling helicopter flights to breathtaking mountaintop locations surrounded by glaciers, mountain lakes and meadows ablaze with wildflowers; guided alpine hiking; luxury lodge accommodation; and great food and wine (not to mention a healthy dose of laughter).
As a bonus this year, CMH is offering an early booking incentive of a special Bodacious lululemon Run: Swiftly Tech ½ zip pullover (retail value CAD $88) to those who sign up before February 28.
Travellers can choose from the following trips in 2013:
The Classic: This annual women’s retreat in the Bugaboos is a tried and true combination of Heli-Hiking with professional mountain guides and invigorating yoga. Join host Ellen Slaughter and yoga instructor Angie Smith from August 17 – 20, or host Mimi Harris and yoga instructor Lindsey Anderson from August 20 – 23. Come and see what started the Bodacious phenomenon.
Stretch ’n Stir: Yoga instructor Julie Sagan, owner of Bikram Yoga West Edmonton, and her sister Chef Sandra Davis, owner of The Saucy Gourmet catering business in Edmonton, are back to host this vivacious trip comprised of yoga and hands-on culinary fun in the Bobbie Burns mountain range from August 17 – 20. The perfect trip for those who enjoy a little more “flexibility” – and even more food -- with their getaway.
Cork and Core: This program, hosted by friends Margo Sutter and Cindy Pocza, who have worked in the fitness industry for more than 20 years and both participated in the 2007 Ironman Canada, offers opportunities to take on some of the adventure elements available at the Bobbie Burns, followed by core strength training and wine tasting each evening – another passion Margo and Cindy share and love to impart to others. Taking place at the Bobbie Burns from August 23 – 26.
Speaking from CMH’s headquarters in Banff, Alberta, Ellen Slaughter, the vision behind the first Bodacious trip and still one of its leaders, said “Watching women come together with girlfriends or female relatives and experience fun, mountain adventures and camaraderie, while strengthening friendships and making meaningful connections, is inspirational. These women support and encourage one another, while forming bonds that last for year and years, and it never ceases to amaze me and speaks to the majesty – and perhaps magic – of these spectacular mountains.”
For a sneak preview of what to expect on a Bodacious trip, watch this Bodacious video. To learn more or secure your space, call 800-661-0252 or email email@example.com to reserve a Bodacious Getaway for 2013!
Photo: Three Bodacious Babes in the Bugaboos by Topher Donahue.
Last weekend Erik Weihenmayer, the famous blind adventurer who has summited the highest peak on each of the seven continents, held a fund-raising “Dinner in the Dark” and auction at the Hotel Madeline at Telluride’s Mountain Village in Colorado. CMH Summer Adventures generously donated an auction item, a deluxe trip for two to either the Bobbie Burns or the Bugaboos in the wilds of Western Canada during the summer of 2013.
Proceeds from the event go to support No Barriers, a non-profit organization that helps handicapped individuals, including soldiers injured in recent conflict, get out and experience life-affirming adventures ranging from skiing, to climbing, to hiking and mountain biking.
I attended the event to present the CMH Summer Adventure; little did I know that Dinner in the Dark with Erik would be the most powerful dining experience I’ve ever had.
To begin, we were led by our hosts, some of whom were blind themselves, into a dark room. And I mean dark. The kind of darkness where you can’t see your hand in front of your face.
Instantly, all of my trust landed squarely on the shoulder of the person in front of me. This woman, who a mintue earlier was was a total stranger, became my best friend. My hand on her shoulder became my eyes. I became aware of the texture of her shirt, of the sounds of other guests finding their tables around us, the sensation of man behind me gripping my shoulder harder as we walked slowly into the blackness of the dining room. Finding our seats went surprisingly smoothly, and soon we were all exploring the plate of savory food layed out in front of each of us.
Erik announced the menu, a selection of foods to stimulate both taste and touch. Sushi rolls, lamb chops, salad and scallops were arranged carefully on everyone’s plate. A glass of wine was within reach.
Fingers quickly became the utensil of choice and my napkin quickly became messier than my plate. I tried using my fork, but after three empty forks in a row, I went back to using my fingers.
“I think I’m using my skirt as a napkin.” said one woman.
“I think I’m using your skirt as a napkin too!” joked the man sitting next to her.
Dinner conversation proceeded happily, and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves immensely. After everyone had time to eat, the lights came on on slowly and we all looked around, blinking and enjoying our restored vision. A few glasses of wine had been spilled, but nobody was complaining. It was the kind of experience we’ll all remember for the rest of our lives.
“For you, that was Dinner in the Dark,” said Erik, “For me it was just dinner.”
Then he went on to give a riveting presentation of his experiences and insight into people breaking their own barriers. Soldiers who had lost most of all their limbs exploring the wilderness, paraplegics climbing big walls, Erik climbing the Seven Summits and kayaking - all accompanied by Erik’s brilliant and humorous narration.
Perhaps it was the mood of the audience after Dinner in the Dark. Perhaps it was the spectacular setting of Telluride, Colorado. Or perhaps it was the promise of a CMH Summer Adventure giving people a chance to have a wilderness experience that is comfortable while being adventurous, remote while being accessible, and as thrilling or as relaxing as you want it to be. Whatever the reason, the CMH Summer Adventure raised more money for No Barriers than anything else on the auction list.
In the end I was struck by the feeling that mountain adventure gives each person just exactly the right experience. For Erik, it gave him a chance to live life to its fullest and help others to do the same. For guests of CMH Summer Adventures it gives them a chance to be in the heart of the wilderness without the commitment or fitness required for most remote mountain adventures.
Here at CMH Summer Adventures we're honored to have been invited to be a part of the No Barriers program, and excited to host the auction winners at the Bobbie Burns Lodge or the Bugaboo Lodge this coming summer.
Photos of Telluride, Colorado in the light, and the Bugaboos, British Columbia in the dark by Topher Donahue.
My dream is to go to work.
It was early in the morning, and I had just filled my travel mug with fresh hot “Bugaboo” Kicking Horse coffee to get my day going. I walked down the stairs to the Heli-Hiking guide office and smiled as I opened the door. The sun was just beginning to come up and reflected a golden glow on the top of the Bugaboo Spires. Out the window, the glacier licked down like a tongue, inviting me to head up again into the alpine and give it a taste.
I took a seat at the CMH Bugaboos Guides desk. Large maps of what seamed like endless terrain in British Columbia spread out before me. Valleys, ravines, alpine meadows with ever changing perfect flowers, glaciers, rocks, lakes and tarns and more mountains than I could count thrilled me. I traced out new routes that I would like to go and explore, pretending as if I will be the first one to hike there, or you never know, maybe I would be.
It was time to pull out the books. Two large binders with pictures of known routes, interpretive discussions, flora and fauna to study. I had already spent days poring over these binders, thankful for the guides before me who had put it all together. It would still be another hour before the rest of the team would make it into the office. I was on my own to relish in the fact that this is my work and I could not imagine anything else better.
How did I get here? I first heard of CMH Summer Adventures from a friend and it did not take long to trade in the prairies for the Mountains. I had a lot to learn, but spending years out in the Canadian white shell, tromping my way through thick bush and enjoying the wilderness, I felt I was not too far behind. Heck, here, they even had mountains to navigate with!
Who was I kidding? I had tons to learn, and as I flipped through the binder’s pages, I felt the process was not even close to slowing down. My knowledge was increasing but not as fast as my thirst for it. Always more to understand about Grizzlies, Black Bears, Cougars, Moose, Goats, Eagles, Clarks Nutcrackers and Porcupines. Why are there so many colors of the flower Indian paint brush? How were the Bugaboo granite spires formed?
The other guides came into the office and we had our formal early morning meeting. We discussed our terrain choices for the day and wildlife concerns. I sipped away at my second coffee, ready to fly.
Finally, we were up high on an expansive rolling ridge and out of the helicopter. The machine dipped and melted away down the side of the mountain. Instant silence.
The guests stood in awe and listened to the fresh alpine breeze, the morning birds and pika’s saying hello. Their eyes gazed out over the ridges to the expansive horizon; peaks and blue sky as far as the eye could see. I explained our plan of where we were going to walk, pointing out some of my favorite mountains to use them as references. Smiles spread in radiance, and I took a moment to look around again myself. Seeing it through my guest’s eyes, their joy, it was like every day I was experiencing this incredible area for the first time. What a special place.
It was still early in the day and already memorable. I hike as if I am one of them, I can still not believe that this is my job.
Please join us next summer to experience for yourself why this is my dream.
To learn more, visit www.cmhsummer.com or call our reservations office at 1.800.661.0252.
There are over a million apps out there now, but only a few are really helpful for travellers. I’ve come across a few apps - like one that strips down your smartphone to make it better to use while driving - that the world would probably be better off without.
Yet another app is for lonely travellers to get regular messages from a digital girlfriend named Mina.
There’s an app for sharing travel plans with others using social media. Another hmm, at least in my book. Travel is what I do to get away from all that - in fact, there should be an app for picking the perfect travel destinations without cellular coverage...
As far as travel apps that have real value, here are my top five:
They call this an augemented reality app. Wikitude lets you point your smart phone at things and it tells you what you’re seeing. Point it at a cityscape and Wikitude can tell you what restaurants and hotels are surrounding you. Switch to the language phrasebook in a bakery and you are presented with the words for choosing baked goods in your language of choice. Point it at your sofa and it tells you to go for a walk instead (just joking - kinda).
Point your smartphone at a sign written in any of 16 different foreign languages, take a picture, and this app translates it into English. It also reads the words aloud so you can learn the language as well as understand the sign.
It appears there is not yet a version to translate London's signs into California English, Texan signs for travellers from Sidney, or any other of the many diverse English speaking regions...
While most smart phones have easy access to Googlemaps and other map tools, this app allows you to access the maps without a mobile data connection. Visit CMH Summer Adventures, where there is no cellular coverage, and this will tell you where you are - not that you’ll need it with an experienced guide to share more mountain secrets with you than any app will ever have.
Wine Pics and Pairings
This one allows you to scan a bar code on a bottle of wine and receive tasting notes, prices, recipes and food pairings. Probably a better app for impressing a date than responding to a text from your digital girlfriend named Mina.
I don’t think the luxury hotel industry wants us to share this one, but this app gives you last minute deals on hotels, with discounts up to 70%. This sort of app is leading the trend towards more last minute travel planning. Why plan something expensive ahead of time when you could get the best for less at the last minute?
Anyone out there know of any other great ones? In a world with over a million apps, and counting, help out your fellow travellers and let us know your favourites...
Photo of CMH Bugaboos, a place where the only app you really need is your appetite, by Topher Donahue.
For photographers looking for spectacular locations, CMH Summer Adventures offers access to some glorious hidden gems in Western Canada. Pack your camera equipment, hop aboard the helicopter and our guides will take you to places alive with colour and texture where the only sound you’ll hear will be shutters snapping.
In 2013, CMH Summer Adventures offers two photography-themed trips to choose from. Each trip is based from the luxurious Bugaboo Lodge in southeastern BC tucked into a corner of the Columbia Mountain Range. The lodge is ideally situated to pair your stay with time spent exploring the Canadian Rocky Mountain National Parks (Banff, Jasper, Kootenay and Yoho) to get your camera, and eyes, attuned to the wonders and beauty of western Canada.
Bugaboo Photography Workshop with John E. Marriott, Wilderness Photographer
Join acclaimed Canadian photographer John E. Marriott for an intensive three-day workshop in the Bugaboos. John will provide instruction on how best to capture trophy shots and intimate detail of the dramatic landscape in the Bugaboos. Photo locations will range from ridgelines to the shores of alpine lakes.
Limited to 10 photographers. August 8-11, 2013 $3,140 Cdn
Canadian Geographic PhotoClub Bugaboo Heli-Hiking Adventure
Open to all photo enthusiasts, this three-day trip in the Bugaboos will focus on providing hikers and walkers access to spectacular landscapes for photography. No formal instruction will be provided, but time and space will be allowed in a variety of locations for photographers. Each evening at the lodge, informal discussions will take place amongst the photographers to share tips, ask questions and show their photos from the day. This trip is hosted by Canadian Geographic magazine’s PhotoClub, but is open to all photographers.
Limited to 20 guests. September 7-10, 2013 $2,640 Cdn
Each photography group will share the lodge with other Heli-Hikers, Walkers and High Flying Adventurers so travel companions who are not photographers are welcome to join these groups and spend the days hiking and walking, while the photographers focus on their art.
For more information on these or other trips with CMH Summer Adventures, contact reservations at 1.800.661.0252.
Photo: Bugaboo Group, Best Trophy Shot, John Marriott Bugaboo Photography Workshop 2012. Photographer: Cynthia Hummel. To see more photos from the 2012 workshop visit our online photo gallery.
This is a guest post by Mark Sissons
I never dreamed I’d be back. Yet here I am, slipping into my climbing harness again, three summers after scaling CMH’s original “sphincter-tightening” Mount Nimbus Via Ferrata. That’s how I described reaching the needlelike summit in my original story for the Toronto Star. Now I’m eager to be among the first to try their latest groundbreaking creation. Dubbed the wildest new adventure in North America, the Conrad Glacier Experience promises to be a thrilling, adrenaline filled day of high alpine hiking and climbing.
Conrad Glacier Extreme would be closer to the truth.
According to Bobbie Burns area manager Bruce Howatt, his team’s latest creation isn’t a via ferrata, nor is it anything remotely like a traditional hike. It’s eight exhilarating hours of hiking, navigating wild canyons using bridges and rungs, ascending colourful rock slabs alongside serious waterfalls, ziplining over whitewater streams, traversing rock walls next to a massive glacier, and scaling dizzying patches of near vertical rock. By the time my companions and I reach our waiting chopper and set off back to the lodge for cocktails and conversation in the hot tub, we’re grinning from sweat soaked ear to ear.
“This course certainly challenges you and takes you to places you never thought you could go,” says Bill Nevill, a dentist from the outskirts of Toronto here with his teenage son, Andrew. “There were plenty of times where I thought ‘crap, I didn’t think I could do that’. But you just focus on the next rung and where you’re going.”
Of course it can be hard to focus on that next rung when you’re constantly distracted by some of the most scenic wild mountain scenery imaginable. Blue glaciers, burnt orange rock and emerald ponds are everywhere, like the one I plunged into for a bracing lunchtime dip.
“This experience is far beyond my imagination,” says Simon Gan Teow Hooi, an interior designer from Malaysia. “It’s one of those things that you just have to do at least once in your lifetime. It wasn’t easy but I always felt safe. As long as there is a clip and wire, you can take me as high as you want and it feels damn good.”
Conrad Kain, the legendary mountain guide who shares a name with the crevasse strewn glacier at the centre of today’s adventure, would have undoubtedly echoed Simon’s sentiment. In the spirit of this fearless innovator who injected such passion and imagination into the sport of mountaineering, the Bobbie Burns team has created a unique, intense and inspiring alpine experience. Some might even call it extreme.
The Conrad Glacier Adventure Hike is available each summer as a part of the Bobbie Burns High Flying Adventure. To learn more, visit the online Conrad Glacier Adventure Hike photo gallery, contact CMH Reservations at 1.800.6610252 or visit CMH online at www.cmhsummer.com.
Photos by Bruce Howatt