Saturday, July 27, 2013


Hey there, 

Here's the artwork for our upcoming compilation called "PRISMATIC SPRING." 

These were done by June Sanchez at Nostalgic Underground and Novel Vision. 

Monday, July 15, 2013

Jump Up Point

Dear All None of You, 

HAHA. Nobody reads this blog, but thats ok because its just cathartic for me to post stuff. 

Beth and I went out to Jump Up Point which is a very remote overlook of Grand Canyon. It is actually outside the park boundaries in the Kaibab National Forest via Kanab Creek Wilderness. This is one of my favorite places on earth. Nobody is usually there. I've been there 4 times and have never ever seen another person until this trip over the past weekend. The person there was someone I know and work with on the North Rim. 

Heading up there on a series of dirt roads through the forest, there was massive monsoon thunderstorm moving over the region. On the radio we heard warnings about flash floods and severe storms. Where we were remained dry. Not a drop of rain fell anywhere near us. However there were flashes of lightning in the sky all around us and the clouds were dark and foreboding. When we arrived at the rim, the view was, as always, breathtaking. My acquaintance was there camping with his girlfriend. He came over to us holding a scorpion by the tail and pointing out various body parts and what their usefulness is to the creature.  Interesting enough, but we wanted to explore, so we headed west on foot along the rim and I worked on some photographs along the way. As sunset approached the sun started peaking out from under the cloud mass toward the west, and sunset was spectacular. We were worried it would be all overcast. The canyon lit up and provided the reward for a long rough drive and hike. 



Looking East Toward Fishtail Mesa

Mt. Trumbull after a Storm

The Esplanade below the Overlook

Sparkling pools of rain water on the esplanade. 

The Monsoon in full effect. Pinon Pine in the foreground. 

Fishtail Mesa

The Esplanade and Narrows

A Cholla Cactus under a crescent moon

Crescent Moon through a Pinon

A view toward the Uinkaret Volcanic Field in the distance

The road to Jump Up Point pre-dawn

Jump Up Point is where the green star is 

* When i say "the esplanade" i mean the flat layer of rock near the bottom of the canyon. Its a prominent feature of the canyon and the top layer of a what is known as the "Supai Group" rock formation. 

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Atlas Outtakes

Some songs we decided not to include on "Atlas" 

Our Home so Far

Aside from working on the new Connected View album, which should be done in the fall sometime, despite announcing earlier that it would be done in August sighh.... (these things always take longer than i expect them to) i've been exploring the Grand Canyon as usual. Here are some of the images from the past 2 months...

Toroweap East Pano

Toroweap West Pano

View from Fire Point, Haze from distant forest fires

Monsoon Storms from Fire Point

Steamboat Mountain from Fire Point

Steamboat Mountain from Fire Point

Steamboat Mountain from Fire Point

Steamboat Mountain from Fire Point

Sego Lilly

Grand Canyon Pink Rattlesnake from Fire Point

Me in my woods

Ponderosas near Fire Point

Me in the ponderosa

One light on a distant cliff

Light layers

The view from Matthes Point

Sunrise from Matthes Point

Sunrise from Matthes Point

Sunrise from Matthes Point

Moonrise at Cape Royal

Moonrise at Cape Royal

The Nankoweap Trail winds through some aspen

Rocks at Saddle Mt. 

The Nankoweap Trail manages Saddle Mt. 

View from Saddle Mt. Overlook

Roosevelt Point Sunset

Roosevelt Point Sunset

Roosevelt Point Sunset

The road to Point Sublime

Indian Paintbrush



Sunflower patch on the road to Point Sublime

Sunflower patch on the road to Point Sublime

Rainbow at Point Sublime

Sunsetting at Point Sublime

Fat old sun setting at Point Sublime

Point Sublime sunrise pano

Distant cliffs from Toroweap

Sunset colors from Toroweap

Toroweap view west toward Lava Falls

Toroweap view east

Toroweap rock layers

Sunset cliffs from Toroweap

On the Esplanade at Toroweap

Toroweap stuff

More Toroweap

Narrowleaf Yucca at Toroweap

The road to Toroweap

Rain on the way to Toroweap

More Toroweap

Rattler at Toroweap

Looking east on the Esplanade from Toroweap

Big chunk of rock at Toroweap

Sunset, Moonrise at Cape Royal

Supermoon at Cape Royal

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Columbine in the Zion Narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - narrows

Zion - Ponderosa Pines below a cliff