Feeling extremely grateful to have made it to the Cascades once again this season. Not long ago I had the pleasure of climbing and skiing Mount Baker (captured in the background) with my good friend @justincastleberry
Today, I was on my own. A solo ascent and ski of Mount Shuksan. Just under 9 hours on the go, 6.7k in vert and 14 miles. I waited as long as I could to ski off the summit pyramid chute but in the end conditions did not allow it. I booted halfway down to softer snow and reaped 4k of skiing. Better safe and enjoy another try.
As I prepare to head out once again the thought of another 2am morning tugs on my emotions while the thought of climbing fast through steep terrain and skiing technical lines steals my attention. 🐨🎿
Met this girl 8 years ago in New Zealand. Backpacked Australia together. She's getting hitched in 57 days, 🙈 and I get to be by her side. Life isnt real when we get together.
Getting out and exploring is amazing.. but having a co-pilot that's down to share the experience with you makes the ride a million times more enjoyable and memorable. Love ya @caitlin_convissor
Nana is 97 and still kicking! There are some weeks I think she's going to go any second now and then she bounces back...eats a ton of food and she's smiling again. And she just got her hair done today! Doesn't she look amazing? I love you grandma!
My mom hates cliffs. In the past, her younger sister (my aunt) has taunted her by driving extremely close to the edge of the cliff on Highway 101 in Big Sur. I like to taunt her with pictures of myself near the edge of cliffs. Aren't we such a loving family?
I, on the other hand, love cliffs. I am not at all afraid of heights, and you might even say that I love heights. I really enjoy standing at the edge of a large dropoff and looking off into an abyss, or an extremely steep canyon wall that would surely kill me if I fell down. I also like looking straight down while rock climbing or repelling. It's just thrilling.
This is at a scenic stop off the highway in Mt. Rainier National Park. When I saw this clliff warning sign I just knew I had to share it with my mother.
So sad this is my last full day in this wonderful city. I've met so many amazing women and people who are now added into my creative extended family. Learned so many things and been so inspired artistically! And can't wait to go home and start working on photos and blogging about the experience!! Sad the #goldengatebridge was smoggy today, but next time!
I have found that taking the time to sit in quiet and reflect everyday, focusing on positivity has become an increasingly important practice in my life. Last night @ducksinacolumn and I fled from the city to spend a night sleeping under the stars, but not before catching this sunset while perched in the rocky ledges above. Today I am so #grateful for the amazing wilderness that I am surrounded by today and everyday, for an amazing time floating the Rogue River with Jon, Heather, and Kylie, and for the carrots from @gpgrowersmarket #egoeswest
My last night in #NoLa made unforgettable due to a lecture by Bryan Stevenson! ⭐️ His ability to inspire is endless. Favorite quote from the night: "Hopelessness is the enemy of justice" #inspired#socialjustice#generalassembly