Something you don’t normally see...
A swim through the forest.
summer nights in iceland 🇮🇸
Southern AK is an incredible place to explore. This was a hike we went on that started where the road stopped. Lush green moss covered every inch of the forest. You could literally fall on your back with zero consequence. It’s one of those places, like many, that you find yourself going back to. It calls to you. 🧙🏻♂️
No, I’m not above showing some leg to get a hitch.
All the glaciers in Glacier National Park. The rainforest of Madgascar. The Great Barrier Reef. The entire nation of Tavalu. Polar Bears. Bengal Tigers. The Galapagos Islands. What do all these things have in common? In my lifetime these things will probably cease to exist, along with a bunch of other cool shit. Let that sink in...
Without a change in how we do things the Earth is on a crash course with irreparable harm. I'm not here to argue politics, science, or whether human beings are more important than the Earth, but what I do know is that these things are dying and I'll be dammed if I miss my chance to see them. The splendor of the Earth and the beauty it holds won't be there when I am 65 and done working for someone else. I don't know about you but I'd rather see everything I can, experience all I can, and learn all I can and die in a blaze of glory at 65 then get there after I have given my life to someone else and find nothing left. Now is the only real truth we have and more than ever the future is a myth. Go now. Don't wait.
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Haze from distant forest fires hovering above the valley
Most forest fires are human caused, and this year alone one cigarette caused a 43,000 acre forest to ignite in Southern Colorado. So when you go out think about all the animals and plants that call the mountains their home. #respectnature
One from this past spring
Waiting for my adventure buddy...
Soft evening light falling on sea stacks of the southern Oregon coast. The western coast is one place I would really like to spend more time, driving up from Big Sur to the PNW or even heading down below California. The combination of cliffs and sea stacks combined with the best sunset light you could ask for is something that will draw you back every time.
🦁 lookout as seen from below,, crazy how busy the coast has become here
Aspire to inspire before you expire.
Walking suspension bridges into Canada.
Paragliding for breakfast, Mt Pilatus for lunch😍🏔
Follow the river, follow the road.
Eastern Sierras, CA • August 2018
Nuestro campamento en la cima
Here's one from the archives, Crab Louse 5.12b/c at Horseshoe Canyon Ranch. It's a fun 30 footer that I want to try as a highball this fall. In all actuality it's a 5.11 with a V6 move about 20 feet off the deck. I can't wait for temps to recede to put this dream down.