Looking Back Almost 40 Years

These images were taken by me and published in the Richmond Gazette, around 1981- 1982. These images would be owned by the Richmond Gazette or whoever owns the Richmond Gazette now, I have been unable to find who should get the credit, since the paper does not exist anymore. When I started to explore photography

Rain Gear

To continue with what’s in your day pack, I am looking at rain gear today.   Why use rain gear Rain gear is an important part of being prepared, staying dry can be a important for a comfortable experience and more importantly survival.  When we get wet it can be difficult to maintain a core


One of my favorite things to do is watching the sunrise from Coal Dock Park in Port Washington Wisconsin. The last couple of years I have enjoyed watching the sunrise as the fishing boats head out into Lake Michigan. I have taken many, many images, some better than others, but none I really think reflect

Leave No Trace

As people who love the outdoors, you would think that it would be a given to care for the landscape and subjects we enjoy.  As more and more people become interested in nature and enjoying our wild areas, it seems that it has become more common to either purposefully destroy a subject, so that others

Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Review

So we have no misunderstanding, until now I have always hated pumpkin flavored foods and drinks other than pumpkin pie. I was looking through the coolers of our local liquor store and I found the New Belgium,  Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin. It is described as “Pumpkin Ale featuring cinnamon and habaneros chili peppers for just

Happy Birthday

One from this morning with the grandsons. A post shared by Carl Simmerman (@treesgowandering) on Aug 13, 2017 at 7:01am PDT It’s the grandsons one year birthday and I have been lucky enough to take pictures of them almost every month since they have been born. Today we used the bridge in Delafield Wisconsin as

Lake Mokowanis

#lakemokowanis Glacier National Park. Pictures don't do it justice. Best backpacking. #tw A post shared by Carl Simmerman (@treesgowandering) on Aug 10, 2017 at 7:45pm PDT