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Since it’s Love Day, I figured I’d introduce my hunny and tell a little story since we don’t post a lot of pictures together. This is @mtn_michael, and we started dating almost two years ago on a trip to the desert. We spent one day climbing together, and then he asked me if I would be up for climbing Castleton Tower (the tall, skinny tower above our heads in the photo). Not really knowing what I was getting myself into, I agreed, mostly just excited that this cute guy wanted to go on an adventure with me. At the time, I was new to climbing and my experience with the sport had been limited to a couple of easy routes, and Castleton ended up being just a little harder than what I was used to. I fell multiple times on the second off-width pitch (I’d never even heard of off-width climbing, much less tried it), bruising both my body and my ego. Mike was super encouraging, and even though it was pretty ugly, I made it through with the thought that if I was willing do this ridiculous shit to hang out with this guy then he must be pretty great! Fast forward to now: my climbing has improved, but not by much. Thankfully Mike is still willing to put up with me though. 😜  First photo: last week  Second photo: two years ago on the summit of Castleton Tower. . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #utahisrad #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #castletontower #moab
Ski/snowboard photography can be such a challenge for me. Between finding the right angle, light, snow conditions, trying to communicate with an athlete who is often out of shouting range, and only having one chance to nail the shot, things can get downright frustrating. It doesn’t happen often, but sometimes things just fall into place perfectly - like this lucky moment when @scottb_8n started bombing down the face across the ridge from where I was setting up for a different shot. I just happened to be able to snap a photo in time before he was gone, and it ended up being one of my favorites from that day. If you like ski photography, check out the @jacksonhole page for some more inspo! . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #snowboarding #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #wyoming #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #jhdreaming #skimagazine
I’ve been trying to focus more on taking simple photos. In my opinion, it’s easy to take a busy picture, but it’s much more challenging to take a simple, yet appealing photo. These snow ghost trees in @sunvalley were the perfect subject. Sharing a few more of my favorite images from this trip in today’s story. @visitidaho #visitidaho . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #sunvalley #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #idahodaily #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #idaho
Several weeks ago, @elisabethontheroad asked me if I wanted to be a part of a trip with @visitidaho to ski and shoot in @sunvalley and Stanley. Its been an area that has long been on my list of must-sees, and now that I’ve spent a few days here, I can’t believe it’s taken me so long to make it out this way. Today’s highlight was catching sight of a lone coyote wandering peacefully through a clearing. I sadly wasn’t quick enough to get my zoom lens out before he had passed on, but the moody mountain scenery served as a decent backup. ;) #visitidaho . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #frostheave #stanleyidaho #sunvalley
You can always tell an ex ski racer by their form. ;) I grew up racing and eventually found my way into backcountry skiing and ski mountaineering. I can get down most things, just don’t ask me to air off anything... πŸ˜‚ #itsnotpretty @visitmontana #montanamoment PC: @mtn_michael #ad
Pow days at Big Sky. Seems like you can always find little stashes of untouched snow, even late in the day. β˜ΊοΈβ„οΈ @visitmontana #montanamoment #ad
This photo makes me happy every time I look at it. Back at home now, but my mind is still here. The fairy forests of Montana were beyond magical after a heavy snow! πŸ’™β„οΈ @visitmontana #montanamoment #ad P.S. Thanks to those who have been inquiring about my health as of late. Still not certain about everything, but after seeing a few new doctors this week I think we are finally on the right track. :) PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag
Skication with my person in Montana this week. It’s been a slow start to winter, but we finally got the goods - it’s nuking! More photos in today’s story. πŸ‚β›·β„οΈ @visitmontana #montanamoment #ad
Wow! I almost went a whole month away from Instagram - nearly all of which was spent laying in bed too sick/weak to move or do anything. A month is a huge portion of someone’s year to be that miserable and sick, and is certainly a great reminder that health really is wealth. To all of those who sent kind messages - thank you for your thoughts, encouragement, and suggestions (still working on responding to DMs). I still don’t know what exactly is going on, but I do know that things seem to be improving drastically thanks to the help of some heavy antibiotics. Regardless, hoping 2018 is filled with more of the above and less time laying in bed like a vegetable. ;) PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #matthescrest #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen #yosemite #tuolumne
Revisiting old photos for a new portfolio. I spent a little extra time today glancing through some aerial shots I took of Wadi Rum almost two years ago. Having switched from Sony to Canon literally the day before leaving for this trip, I can definitely say that I wasn’t well practiced with my new setup, and most of my photos from the trip reflected that. But man... Some places are just too magical for even the most amateur photographer to botch. There were no bad pictures taken that day. ☺️ . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #wadirum #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #jordan
Thanks to those who shared some thoughts on my last thread. There were a few people who were concerned that showing a picture of garbage would deter tourism to the Khumbu. Though that wasn’t my intent, it’s a valid concern! Nepal is home to some of the most extreme landscapes and some of the kindest people in the world. And even though tourism helps boost the economy, I think there are better (as in, better than the way I was doing it) ways to go about being a tourist in this area. The reason I share is because there were a few things I wish I knew before trekking in the Everest region. One of which was knowing about the current waste disposal system (or lack there of) in the mountains. I honestly think we would have had much less of an impact (on the environment and the local communities) if we had packed out our own garbage all the way to Kathmandu where there is a landfill. Landfills aren’t great, but it’s better than leaving waste up in the mountains for the locals to live with. That being said, there were also a few who were concerned that steering people away from buying candy and soda at teahouses is steering people away from spending their tourism dollars at some of these places. I would suggest that if you’re feeling thirsty on a trek, stop into a tea house for a pot of tea instead of purchasing a bottle of coke. There are ways to spend money without creating more waste that threatens the health of these communities/environments. I’ll admit, one of the things that had us feeling like lame tourists that were just taking from the landscape/locals is the fact that we were doing nothing useful there - and in some ways, having more of an impact than we felt good about. So lastly, I wanted to share the contact info of a local guide I met right before I left. @sthraj spends all of his spare time working on sanitation solutions in Nepal. He organizes cleanups along treks and also works to bring clean water to communities in need. If you already have
Beautiful landscape of the Himalaya, and an accompanying photo of some of the garbage we picked up along the way. Please be mindful and try to avoid buying these kinds of products in places with no waste disposal system!
We only lasted 14 days in Nepal. To be honest, it was... not at all what we had hoped or expected. We ended up missing home more than ever, so we cut the trip short and headed back. More photos and thoughts to come... ✌🏼 @keen #keenambassador  PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #nepal #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen #namche #sagarmatha
Summary of the last week: Had no service, saw some lizards, played on rocks, and belayed @mtn_michael on his first 5.12 send. So yeah, I'm a 5.12 belayer now.. Guess you could say things are getting pretty serious. 😜  And thanks @mtn_michael for the shot! . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #sharksfin #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen
I literally got hours of entertainment from the comments in yesterday's post. Looks like I should ask people to make inappropriate jokes more often! πŸ˜‚ Also, here's one of a small handful of photos I took while in Yosemite this last month. A trip to the Valley wouldn't be complete without at least one photo of this beauty! #elcap . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #elcapitan #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #yosemite #yosemitenation

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