Last year when I visited goat rocks the wild flowers were out. This year the winds and goats were out. I guess you never really know what hand you’ll get dealt out in the mountains!
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My favorite band released a new album, we got to celebrate another year of life for my favorite person, spent a good chunk of the day at the beach with my favorite people and this cutie, and then I got one whole room packed (moving day is in less than 2 weeks!) What a fantastic weekend!
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That is the art
Knowing you are
your own home
and that it's okay to ask
someone to wide
their feet clean
before they walk
through your door.
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"actually, the best gift you could have given her, was a lifetime of adventures." 🏔️
This is home for the next two months or so. Put a good 3000km on this thing over the past week, got another 10,000km or so on this trip. Nothing makes me happier than being on the road, shooting photos, and biking/running everyday. Life is good up here.
Back home, and loved every second of our little getaway!
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Day 145: I went climbing in the Sandias today. We did a climb called The Ramp (5.7). We did an easy climb so that Sofia could ease into the multi-pitch aspect of climbing a little bit. However, it was no walk in the park. No pitch was necessarily hard but they did present challenges with loose rocks and lots of shrubbery. That’s what makes it fun though! It wouldn’t have been as fun without Darryl (Sofia’s dad) though. He led all the pitches, perfectly placing the gear and building bomber anchors. So glad he was able to take us out and play in the freaking dope playground that the Sandias are.
P.S. I have more pictures to post soon!
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Cloak and dagger
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'Cause you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
It’s officially SHARK WEEK!! 🦈💙
Just remember friends, sharks are crucial to our ecosystem. Humans are more likely to die from: a bee sting, a dog bite, a car accident, a hippo attack, getting struck by lightening, being squished by a vending machine... need I say more? 😜🦈
Been romping around the city all weekend and I’m not mad one bit.
Perfect weekend away to spend time with my favorite human @theunkempt 🌞
Could not be more in love with this place and it’s colorful layered streets.
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With shooting big, mountain landscapes, sometimes I struggle to show someone the scale of a particular scene or feature. In this case, if you want to understand how massive Rainier is, take a look at the two people standing on the the ridge on the right side of the photo 👌
This photo pretty accurately describes how our Adventure Photography Daycation with Kate of @coloradokatephotography went. Whenever you step into the wilderness you have to expect things to get wild. We weren’t able to hike to Lake Isabelle because the trail was closed due to a rescue operation. A hiker had fallen off a few ledges on the glacier and they were working to rescue the person. We saw this flight for life helicopter make at least 4 trips back and forth to drop off supplies. There were emergency vehicles all over the place. So instead we walked along the lake and captured the beauty of this place with the constant reminder overhead that someone’s plans for the day turned out worse than anyone could imagine. We eventually got to talk with search and rescue, take a look at their helicopter and watch a Blackhawk mobilize to retrieve the stranded injured hiker. We were told the person was overall OK, but it’s a sobering reminder how quickly accidents can happen out here.
Before this moment there was rain and lightening that kept us from even considering leaving our homes. In the end, I realized this is where we were supposed to be. Things turn out the best for those who make the best of how things turn out.
Thankful to the teams out there who put their lives on the line each day to rescue others. The manager of the area said there’s been 7 helicopter evacuations in the past three weeks. That’s seven too many! Be safe out there friends! .
Thank you Julie and Rachael and of course Chad for joining us!
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Our goal for today was to circumnavigate Mt. St. Helens. But after our friends ended up unable to make it and the scare of temperatures in the 90's, we didn't think we'd be able to do the whole thing. Well, 35 miles and 12.5 hours later, we done did it. Sure it wasn't without bleeding, getting lost or running out of water, but hey, memories were made. ✌🏻out, Helen.
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Just a tad bit windy at Ptarmigan Tunnel.
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yoooo a solid 22km and i will probably be sore at work tomorrow 🙃
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Or photos I didn’t know that Zach took ✨
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When I’m cooped up inside + getting bored, I always resort to going through old photos, editing lost ones, etc. Something about re-living my adventures is so thrilling for me. And I love love love finding amazing shots I’ve forgotten about or never even saw to begin with. Seeing things with fresh eyes. 🌙
Mental health is such a stigmatized concept. It’s easy to forget that each and every individual experiences struggles and challenges unique to their situation, circumstances and life. Although it’s often the case that people attempt to portray renditions of their “best” life, we are all struggling or suffering from something.
I’ve personally been battling with depression and anxiety issues for the last 4 years and have almost never had the courage to talk about it with friends or family. People who are suffering from mental health issues almost always think that they’d just be burdening others or that by exposing their vulnerability they are portraying themselves as weak individuals. However, this is precisely the stigma we need to change. Kindness is not weakness. Being vulnerable and honest with your flaws, short-comings and struggles is an act of strength and courage. Having the awareness to recognize where you need to improve or calling for help and asking for assistance are all acts of improvement.
So I encourage all of you to breakthrough your cognitive prisons. Reach out to a friend, a family member or even someone you’ve just met. Bare yourself, flaws and all, let them see who you truly are. If they stick around, you know you’ve found a friend for life and if they don’t? Well screw them.
It’s not easy being vulnerably honest, in fact, I’ve written out this message many times and deleted it because I wasn’t sure what people would think or what they’d say about me. I decided to let go of that fear of judgement and be honest with you all today.
If you’ve made it this far, I thank you for reading. Remember, if you don’t have any one else you believe you can speak to, message me. I’d be happy to take the time to talk to you. #mentalhealthovereverydamnthing
WHOA. Just realized I hit 20k sometime yesterday. Thanks so much for your continued love and support
I've been cruising around south-central Alaska with @mylesscameron nonstop for the last few days. We've been carrying our lives on our backs and taking breaks in coffee shops trying to make the most of the rare sunny days in this notoriously gloomy state.