No single event led me down the road to focusing so much of my time and effort on attempting to document our native trout species in their natural environment. I could say I got the idea while observing a school of hundreds of brook trout hovering over an aquamarine seep amongst the lava rocks of the Upper Deschutes. Or maybe it came to me while scouting waterfalls deep in the Wilderness of the Purcells and seeing fifteen pound bull trout scurry off their gravel bar redds. There is no place I would rather be than out somewhere feeling the sting of the elements and fine tuning my judgement amongst powers much greater than myself. The wilderness has been more than a place for me to find a challenge; it is a place to reconnect with a natural world from which modern life too often pulls us away. I hope you enjoy these moments I have captured and share them with your friends.