Patagonia has been #1 on my wish list for more than a few years, and in October I was fortunate enough to spend a week there. Torres del Paine, one of the jewels of Chilean Patagonia, was my home for 6 days. I hiked nearly 70 miles and encountered, among other things: the most volatile weather I’ve ever seen (imagine a ten minute walk that includes a blizzard, a downpour, bright sunshine, and 50mph winds), my first glacier (so much larger than I’d imagined), a solo midnight run-in with a puma…ALSO much larger than I’d imagined and not pictured because, you know, I had the wrong lens on the camera…and one amazing view after another. The pictures tell the story much better than I could.



One of the many penguins of Magdalena Island


Punta Arenas, once one of the world’s busiest ports (until the completion of the Panama Canal)


The Towers…stunning, even through cloud cover.


Consuelo, one of the incredible guides at EcoCamp


It wouldn’t be a trip without some southern hemisphere star trails. This is a composite of 75 shots, each 3 minutes long.


My guide said that he first saw this cow skeleton alongside the trail in November of 2013.




Punta Arenas. Moments later, I may or may not have posed for a selfie in front of this building 😉


A river crossing on the way to the Towers


This kelp goose stood like this for at least 5 minutes. This is a female; males are white with black beaks. I never saw a goose solo…always in male-female pairs.


This is like visual onomatopoeia: it LOOKS as windy as it was (nearly 60mph), but even when there is no wind, the trees look like this.


Diego was a fantastic guide. Oh, and thats part of a guanaco jaw that he’s holding. Guanacos are all over in Torres del Paine. They’re also friendly and not very intimidated by humans; so its kind of noteworthy (and ridiculous) that I didn’t photograph a single one (alive).


An iceberg from Grey Glacier




I shot this picture while wearing at least 4 layers. I was still a little chilly.



Joaquin, another guide. It was only his second week on the job, but he, like all the others, was amazing. I’ve never encountered guides who knew so much about the culture, history, geology, flora, and fauna of a place.





I promise that the water is actually this color.


Where there’s a condor, I’m told, there is often a puma.



Grey Glacier up close





Salto Grey


Hiking into the French Valley



EcoCamp. A fantastic place to call home for a week.

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  • Josh Steinitz

    great shots! I was there in 1998 and remember it well, would love to go back. I can’t believe you had a blue sky day…


Simona Halep on her way to being upset…


Anything you can do…


Monfils NEVER disappoints.  Except in the quarterfinals against Federer.



Cilic on the way to winning the whole thing.


Tsonga, one of my favorite players.





Milos Raonic








Victor Estrella Burgos put up an AMAZING fight against Raonic.



Lisa Leslie



David Ferrer



What an honor it was to be present for the wedding of one of my oldest friends, Wade Ware, to his bride Kimberly. Congratulations, Kim and Wade, and I wish you a lifetime of days as wonderful as this Saturday. Thanks for having us.






































In honor of their 25th head-to-head matchup today, I thought I’d share some images from last week’s Bank of the West Classic.  Serena won the tournament, but Venus is still my favorite player. It was so great to see her playing well AND obviously enjoying her time on the court.  Flushing is right around the corner….maybe she is peaking at the perfect time!

























My Orioles usually make only one trip to the Bay Area per year.  And I catch as many games as I can.  This year that meant all three.  The bad news is that the MLB-best A’s took two of three from the Birds.  But I definitely enjoyed both the drama and the lighter moments: Britton blowing a 2-run lead in the bottom of the ninth on a  3 run walk-off by J. Donaldson; Brady Anderson making an appearance and sitting two rows in front of me; an O’s fan who (SOMEHOW?!) managed to locate, purchase, and don a Harold Baines jersey to Saturday’s game.  Classy.  I want one.  And Manny.  Wow, do they hate Manny.  Fair enough.  He earned it.  But it was so super-sized awesome when he lit into a fastball for a home run amidst the deafening boos. “Something magic happens…every time you go.”