Over the years the wilderness has become our sanctuary. Within in it we are challenged both physically and mentally. Getting outdoors, away from the crowds, noise and distractions of daily living allows us to experience intimate spiritual challenges and emotions that we find nowhere else. David grew up in New Jersey and was hiking mountains by age five and skiing while still in diapers. Camping and hiking have always played a major role in David’s life and happiness. In 2001 David hiked the Pacific Crest Trail, walking from Mexico to Canada, in 4 1/2 months. Laura grew up in Virginia’s DC suburbs and always loved the outdoors especially the rocky cold beaches where her family would vacation every summer in Maine.
When we moved to Arizona in 2006 we were introduced to a sport that that put all of our outdoor adventure skills to the test. Canyoneering is the sport of exploring canyons. It involves, in no particular order: hiking, climbing, rappelling, swimming, navigation, teamwork, problem solving and physical endurance. Despite the discomfort one must sometimes tolerate in pursuit of this sport, we have fallen in love. Through photographs, words and video we want to share our passion and the rugged beauty we experience through canyoneering.
Laura and David are both professional photographers and the proud parents of their son, Wyatt and crazy Boston Terrier, Briscoe.