A day late cause I was in the woods this weekend. This is Pedro... Pedro's my dad and one of my best friends. (His name is Peter but I started calling him Pedro when I twelve and it stuck ever since) He makes custom fine furniture and while I was growing up, watching him create furniture in his shop made me appreciate art and one's passion for a craft. He's also the guy that brought my attention to moments. I grew up in the woods. He and I would go on walks and I'd be blathering about Legos. He'd notice something go say, "shhh you have to listen" and we'd listen. We'd hear the breeze, listen to birds play, or watch a deer move off in the distance. I'm thankful for those moments and I'll the time I got to spend and learn from my father. Happy Farther's day Pedro. I love you man. #fathersday#portrait
#tbt to the days for tramping around Patagonia. Meeting strangers from all over the world, hiking 8-10 hour days with them through rain and that lovely Patagonia wind, and then waking up to it all over again. I miss it. // The two dudes in this photo are from Chile. We met trying to go over John Gardner Pass in a blizzard (not pictured). We were huddled behind a boulder trying to stay out of the wind when one of the suggest turning around. I agreed. We ended roaming around for a few weeks together after that. Oh the strange places you make friends. // #moretoexplore#adventureculture#patagonia#chilegram#outside_project
28 times around the sun today. I can't put into words how much I have learned in the last year. It's definitely had its ups and its downs, but hey, that's how we grow. You focus on the passion and keep going. I feel thankful for the people I've met, the opportunities I've had, and the adventures still to come. // #moretoexplore#backcountry#playoutside
Being an old soul has nothing to do with your age. This is Vanessa. I used to teach her sailing up in Maine... like a decade ago and we haven't seen each other since. She's been on a four month road trip across the US and reached out that she'd be passing through Boulder. We hung out for a few hours laying in the grass and watching the clouds. Her insight to healing and perspective to life was exactly what I need to hear after my accident. Then, like Life nodding that I'd learned what I needed to learn, she was off again on her adventure. Thanks for the clarity. Hope to see you down the road. // #moretoexplore#portrait#bnwsouls#keepexploring#gypsysoul#kindness#bnw#oldsoul#adventureculture#stilllearning
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These are my grandparents. They both serviced on the Pacific front during WWII. My grandfather serviced on a battleship escort ship with truly heroic and harrowing stories. My grandmother was a naval nurse and was on the first medical vessel to aid the survivors of the UUS Indianapolis.
Happy Memorial Day! Thank you to all of the men and women who have given their lives to serve this country. #memorialday
This is Justin. He was the tow truck driver that picked up my vehicle on the day of the crash. One of the first things he said to me was, "Remember that one time you didn't die?" He gave me a hard time. I gave him a hard time. We became friends. On the way back into town we talked about life, death, the tours he served in the Middld East, how hippie of town Boulder is, and how delicious the chili he was currently crock potting. At one point I looked over at him and thanked him for being so kind, he just shrugged and said, "Don't let it get to your head. I just don't want you going into shock in my truck." Fair enough. However, if there was anything to be taken away from our conversation it was this: He informed me more tow truck drivers die a year than firefighters, ambulance drivers, and police officers combined. Roughly very six days a tow truck driver is killed while on the job (in the US). Crazy facts. He dropped me off at my brother's place and I asked if I could take a photo because I was working though some stuff. He said, you do you. So I did. // #wyoming#portrait#towtrucks#moretoexplore
#tbt my friend and I had just finished hiking our seventh day around Torres del Paine. We set up our tent, took a nap, and when we got up to make dinner, who's tent was right next to ours? Three amazing friends we'd made in Bolivia two months earlier and hadn't seen since. Both tents opened at the same time and we just looked at each other and yelled, "No way!" and then we immediately took a photo. Oh small world // #moretoexplore#adventureculture#keepexploring#campvibes#smallworld#patagonia#torresdelpaine
I want to thank everyone for the love and support I received the other day. Old friends, new friends, people I haven't had the pleasure to meet yet reached out, texted, emailed with kind words, and called me asking if I needed anything. I feel blessed to be alive and to have so many wonderful people in my life. Thank you. // Here's a photo of Homestead Crater (where I got my scuba cert) in Midway, Utah before the world flipped upside down. Cool place, y'all should check it out. The water is 95 degrees #keepexploring#thankful#adventureculture
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This past week has probably been one of the toughest weeks of my life. It began with my grandmother passing away and then one of my best friends telling me he is probably going to jail for a year. Emotionally caught up in this, I lost sight of my values and abused the trust of two people care deeply about... which in turn caused even further emotional hurt. Thankfully I had planned to get my scuba cert in Utah this weekend and hoped it would help calm my heart. I got my cert and on my way back through Wyoming my car hydroplaned in a rain storm, spun out and flipped. It's true when people say, "everything slows down." It did. I just remember the car going over and over and then I came to upside time. I undid my seatbelt, dropped the ground, and started hitting my water bottle against a window to get out. Windows are tough and after a breath I realized I could just roll it down. I crawled out from underneath that car and it wasn't until I'd walked twenty feet away and sat down in the rain that I realized I didn't have a scratch... and I could walk. Kind people stopped, high patrol and medics were called, and I sat there in a state of wonder, thankful to be alive. I remember speaking to a friend on Friday about everything that was happening in my life and she said, "Don't worry, bad things only happen in threes. Those are three big bad things. You're all done." I wasn't and I'm probably not done. I can't tell you how confused I feel about life right now, but that's all right. I get to see my family again. I get to see my friends again. I'm just thankful to be here and keep going.
To one of the hardest working people in the industry, who goes above and behind to get the image, and has opened doors of possibilities I never thought possible. Thank you. // #moretoexplore#Antarctica#keeplearning
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This past weekend something cool happened, I hung out with a buddy I haven't seen in ten years. @r_beardo and I went to high school together but hadn't seen each other until last Sunday. We noticed over the last year (through Insta) we'd been doing similar things and finally thought, 'dude, we should get outside sometime.' It was a blast. Lots of fresh snow (not pictured here), some 'type II' fun, and new places seen. I'm realizing more and more life is about finding like-minded people, your tribe, and exploring places you've never been. // #moretoexplore#outsideculture#backcountry#mountainvibes#adventureculture#keepexploring#createexplore#playoutside