Glenn Charles

AERIAL | TRAVEL | LIFE-STYLE

Photographer/Videographer specializing in Life Style, Travel, and Aerial Imagery.  FAA 107 Certified for sUAS flight operations throughout the US.  Fully insured.  Videography work is limited to Aerial productions.

Based in Maine (May-December) and SWFL (Jan - April). Available for travel year round.

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Pisgah and the Spearfish

I am currently down in Brevard NC putting the new Salsa Spearfish through its paces.  This is an amazing place to ride, photograph and enjoy good local brews.  I feel like I have just found a hidden gem on the east coast.  With miles and miles of forest roads and single track it is definitely a mountain bike playground unlike anything else I have found on the East Coast. 

The Hub, located right at the mouth of the Pisgah on the Davidson River, is an absolutely fantastic base camp.  The shop staff is super friendly, willing to help with digesting the unfathomable amount of riding options.  The shop is fully staffed with bikes and all the kit you could need as well as a cleaning station outside.  Inside they have a  little pub setup where you can grab a nice draft brew from one of the local breweries.  I have made it a practice of stopping post ride and enjoying a nice cold Pisgah Pale Ale.

The Fish, well what can I say, truly a home run by Salsa.  This is one of the nicest and most fun bikes I have ever ridden.  It climbs like a billy goat and flies down the single track in effortless fasion.  I am super stoked to be taking this bike to Arizona for the Coconino Loop in a couple of weeks.  There is no doubt that it will make for a fantastic bikepacking experience.  Loads of travel when necessary and yet rigid enough to make the flats an efficient and comfortable experience.  More on that trip in a week or so.

I will update my Photo Essays site with a full story but for now, here are a few teaser images from my first week.

The Lost Coast

Man, I can't believe it has been 6 weeks or more since this trip completed.  I am, unfortunately, just getting around to editing the images and writing the story of this amazing trip.  A special thanks to Erik and Andrew for including me on what was an epic trip along the Lost Coast of California.  The Mukluk hung tough, outpaced by friends with skinnier tires, she did the best she could and while not the fastest, she certainly earned the most STYLE points.  More to come soon....

2013 Autumn Gales - In the Books

Another successful gathering of paddlers and coaches down in Stonington CT. This event, hosted by Greg Paquin of Kayak Waveology, has become the go-to premier rough water paddling event on the East Coast.  For the 3rd year in a row I have attempted to capture the event to the best of my abilities.  Lots of images left to edit, and as with the AW1 review, I hope to get them all done by Monday.  In the meantime, a few teaser images to get things going....

Beer, Bikes, Friends

As with all good tours, and bike rides, good beer and good friends make for a spectacular adventure.  Here we have a couple pics from the recent Lost Coast Tour that cast a bit of light on both. I will have an entire gallery dedicated to the food we ate, the beer, wine and whiskey we drank, and the people we met.  To me, those things culminated in one of the most awesome Adventures I have ever had!!  Cheers guys and gal, it was a  great ride and I look forward to Part II.

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