First Annual Outlaws Smokin’ and Strokin’ on Lake Greeson

The sounds of boat motors on Lake Greeson and thunder on the horizon are pretty common in this part of Arkansas.  But this past Saturday a special crew of boaters gathered at the lake and brought their high performance versions of thunderous boat motors!  They were warmly invited by the local community, permitted by the Army Corps of Engineers, and the area was safety checked by Arkansas Game and Fish Commission.  Lots of local businesses pitched in to make it all happen, and then everyone held their breath a little hoping the event would go off without a hitch.

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Winter Rain and Bull Creek

After 2 1/2 days of cold rain and dark skies, a dry line passed over Austin friday afternoon. Saturday morning snapped open like a crisp, sunny Texas winter day.  With blue skies and temps quickly climbing through the 50’s.  The weekend was off to a great start and people were getting out, after being rained in for a few days. Continue reading Winter Rain and Bull Creek

Mule shoe Bend Recreation Area

0117O-004 It’s been about 15 years since I’ve visited Mule Shoe Bend. I used to break up a monotonous work week, of any random long summer day, and zip through the hill country in my Honda coupe right after work to drop a line in the water for some catch and release fishing. I had found a hotbed of some kind of inedible bass that were a blast to catch.  It was a favorite getaway, from a summer years ago and I wasn’t expecting a return trip to compare. Continue reading Mule shoe Bend Recreation Area

Barton Springs Pool

0806I-009Now first off, be careful because”this area is a federally protected natural habitat”! That’s what the lifeguard barked out. No, he didn’t direct that info to me, but might as well have been.  We’ve always known the cold-water springs to be the home of a rare salamander, but I thought that was just along the west wall, which is roped off for the salamanders.  I didn’t think it applied to the whole pool and included picking up rocks while diving around.  And yeah, there’s some cool stuff down there! Continue reading Barton Springs Pool

Random Encounters in Mexico: Sepp Bruhwiler and Shannon Brown.


It was January 2008 and I was camping out in central Mexico, surfing and taking pics…the usual. One day some new shredders show up.  Turns out to be Sepp Bruhwiler and Shannon Brown visiting from Canada.  Noah Cohen was with them and also a kid named Martin (I can’t recall Martin’s last name).  All of them surfed killer.  They were shredders for sure, so I followed them around for a week and got some amazing shots! Continue reading Random Encounters in Mexico: Sepp Bruhwiler and Shannon Brown.