Wilderness Photography by Chuck Davis

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Chuck Davis in ‘Front Row Seat’

   Chuck Davis grew up in what is now the heart of the Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. He received a Bachelor of Science degree from Walla Walla University in 1976. His career in health care took him to California and Texas for 20 years. In early 2000 he returned home to work at Evergreen Hospital Medical Center in Kirkland, Washington.  Currently he is the Director of Facilities and Plant Operations at Seattle Central Community College.  He makes his home in nearby Woodinville.

     For more than ten years Chuck has volunteered with the Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest as a Back Country Wilderness Ranger. In 2010 he was named "Volunteer of the Year" for Region Six (Washington & Oregon).

His role with the Forest Service has led him into some of the most remote places in the



Central and North Cascades. The Alpine Lakes Wilderness has been the primary focus of his photographic work.    

    Chuck and his wife Janice enjoy cruising and have a timeshare on St. Maarten. This has allowed Chuck to expand his subject matter, but even in the Caribbean he looks for the wild and the remote or unusual. He enjoys snorkeling and is gaining experience with underwater photography.

     Chuck hikes and backpacks year round. In the winter months you might see him in the Commonwealth Basin leading snowshoe walks for the Forest Service at Snoqualmie Pass. He often spends the night in an igloo or snow cave.

     The following quote from Pat Ellis, the volunteer coordinator sums him up: "If we were living in the 1800’s, Chuck Davis would be known as an adventurer and explorer. In fact, that is what he is known as today among his Forest Service volunteer and paid staff peers".

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