About me

About me??? Well, my name is James Rathbun and I am the owner and sole contributor of this website. I was first introduced to the outdoors on my first camping trip in 1971, when my parents camping to Mammoth Lakes in October at just a few months old. To say that I have camped literally all of my life, and an not able to imagine not camping.

For me, camping, exploration and adventure resets me.

Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California
Alabama Hills, Lone Pine, California

Throughout my life, I have rafted the Grand Canyon, hiked the narrows of Zion, back packed the High Sierras. Ghost towns, mine sites, history and exploration now drive me to share my adventures and experience. My father taught me how to take photographs while on a horse back trip in the Bob Marshall Wilderness in Montana. Ever since then, my desire to capture the beauty of nature and chase light is a passion.

I earned my Eagle Scout Badge with Boy Scout Troop 2 in San Gabriel, CA. The Journey to Eagle Scout exposed me to many opportunities, and made me appreciate our environment and landscapes. Little did I realize at that time, that I would hold these lessons close to my heart, and appreciate everything nature had to offer.

My vacations start, when the cell phone starts to roam…

-James Rathbun
Yours truly enjoying a campfire.
Yours truly enjoying a campfire.