If you appreciate a good chuckle – and who doesn’t – you’ve come to the right place. Virginia and David Staat earned four awards in this year’s Angelo Sciulli Humorous Photo Challenge. And, they presented a video of the entries and winners for everyone to enjoy during RMOWP’s 2019 Awards banquet.Continue reading Funny Fotos 2019
Robby Fisher Jr., of Olmito, Texas, is the recipient of this year’s Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers & Photographers scholarship, according to scholarship chair Clare Gutierrez. Robby will be attending Schreiner University’s First Year Campus in Brownsville, Texas and then transferring to the school’s main campus in Kerrville, Texas.Continue reading 2019 Scott-McKenna Scholarship Winner
Eight members submitted entries in the writing and video categories of the contest. Best of Show went to Ron Belak for his book “Fly Fishing Colorado’s Backcountry”.
Judge Mary Taylor Young said of the book: “Highly readable how-to guide with great descriptions and loaded with photos, angling help, and tips. An excellent, comprehensive guide, nicely illustrated with color photos of sites, fish, anglers, fishing flies as well as explanatory illustrations. This thorough, well-researched book covers how-tos of fishing and backpacking plus fish biology and management, while also being enjoyable to read.”Continue reading 2019 Writing & Video Contest Results
Best of Show – Frank Zurey “Humpback Breaching” Fauna Category. Judge Fred Lord commented: “This is one of those iconic images many of us dream of. The award is given in honor of the persistence, luck and preparation that are necessary to capture such a photograph.”
Sixteen RMOWP members submitted photo and video entries, down from an average of 25 for the past five years, but the quality remained high.
RMOWP’s 2019 conference in Rocky Mountain National Park and Estes Park, Colorado is now just a memory – well, a memory and probably a lot of photos. Those pesky elk were everywhere, along with moose, bighorn sheep, pika, and marmots. About 40 people came to Estes Park, most braving the trip up above timberline to over 12,000-feet elevation on Trail Ridge Road. The promised great sunset turned out to be a dud, but the tour was still fun with ample photo opportunities. Early risers also went back into the park for sunrise at Sprague Lake.Continue reading Conference 2019 Revisited
Mark your calendars for the 2020 conference of Rocky Mountain Outdoor Writers and Photographers – October 5 to 8 – headquartering in Alamogordo, New Mexico. That’s Sunday through Thursday night.
Why Alamogordo? Mainly because it’s the closest place to some of the most scenic and fascinating destinations in southern New Mexico.Continue reading 2020 Conference Set
After 14 years at the same rate, the RMOWP board of directors has decided it’s time to raise membership dues. Beginning in January 2020 one year will be $60, with a second person at the same address $50.Continue reading Dues are going up!
Rocky Mountain Outdoors final issue of 2019 has arrived: 2019 contest results, Estes Park conference wrap-up, and looking ahead to conference 2020. To download, click here.
Hot off the presses – the Sep-Oct 2019 issue of Rocky Mountain Outdoors. Click here to download the pdf.
Text & photo by Kent Taylor
This will be my last President’s Column, friends. Perhaps I’ll survive the unenviable task of taking the baton from Al Perry four years ago after all. Yet here, now, is what stirs as RMOWP approaches its 46thannual conference in a few days.Continue reading The Last One