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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
Pretty picture for Instagram vs. reality (swipe right). This is just some of the trash we picked up in a 2 kilometer (less than a mile) section of trail in the Sagarmatha region of the Himalayas. At first we were saddened by the lack of respect for the landscape and the people who live in these places, but then we realized that our efforts were somewhat pointless when we learned from a local that evening that the waste disposal system in the mountains of Nepal is a bit of a joke. What doesn’t end up strewn about the hillsides and floating down rivers is apparently burned. Which was unfortunate to hear considering how much plastic waste we saw. We were left wondering what kind of solutions might exist in places like this. I think it’s important for developing places to have the basic infrastructure and systems needed for functional and sustainable communities. Thoughts?  Side note: There were a couple of people who commented on my last post saying that being bothered by pollution and garbage is a very first world problem (as in, it’s a luxury that we even get to be concerned about things like this). In some ways, that may be true. But I still don’t think that justifies ignoring a very obvious problem as waste like this isn’t just an eyesore, it’s a health concern for locals who live there.
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
Ok. All dick jokes aside (unless they're really good), what do you suppose those two are saying to each other? *Update: Best caption so far (in my opinion) goes to @paul_burgoon with, "Now that you got me up, how are you going to get me off?" So good, I'm dying. πŸ˜‚ . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #yosemitenationalpark #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #yosemite #climbing #lostarrowspire
Sometimes the world overwhelms. Actually, it does that a lot. There seems to be so many disasters striking these days, and it's hard not to just want to disappear into the forest and ignore the world and hope it's better when you decide to come back out. But the fact that is that most of us are capable of doing something to help our planet and those who dwell on it, even if in just a small way. I had been thinking a lot about the California fires, and even donated to the California Fire Foundation when I got an email from @keen telling me that they had started a GoFundMe with the hopes of reaching $25,000 for fire relief and recovery. The best part is, they're going to match the donation up to $25,000. Which means $50,000 going to help communities in need! Thought I'd share the message and put the link in my bio in case anyone wants to help. Even if you only have a little, know that whatever you can donate will be doubled! Thanks! @keen #keen #keenambassador . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #wyoming #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen
We don't often get the chance to be in photos together, much less good ones. So when a friend offers to take a few snaps, it really is a gift. Thanks again @patrick_p_johnson. ♥️
Some days I feel like our national parks are more like theme parks than wilderness preserves - places that we decided to let humans trample all at once. I know it's a doomsday thought, but I wonder when it will become necessary to resort to a permitting system just for entrance to some of the more popular parks. As sad as it would be to know that I (and others) would get to enjoy some of these places less frequently, I can't help but think it might be the best solution for true preservation. Thoughts? . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #halfdome #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #yosemitenationalpark #cloudsrest
Best seat in the whole canyon! A memory from a recent trip to Zion staying at @springhillsuites. Jeeping, canyoneering, local art shows, and daily sunset hikes made for one memorable visit. What a special place! PC: @mtn_michael
Seeking new perspectives on iconic locations. Peering out at Half Dome through a withered tree at sunrise this morning.
Saying goodbye to an amazing summer in the Tetons with @drinkbai. We've chased the warm weather to California for a minute and are going to be in Yosemite for several weeks! Who's around?? #flavorlife  PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #unpackadventure #wyoming #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #mygtnp
Caught a glimpse of a TV the other day and saw two sportscasters arguing over some kind of sports stats. I thought to myself, "Is it that time of year already? Nice. Go teams. Score all the points! Yay for footgame. Or sportsball. Or whatever it's called." #merica  Meanwhile in Yosemite... Imma keep waking this ridgeline and hope the wind doesn't blow me right off. PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #utnpackadventure #wyoming #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen #matthescrest
Cotton candy colored cliffs. Delicious. 🍭😍 Does anyone recognize this classic Zion viewpoint? Hint: Its not Angel's Landing.  Fun couple of days at @springhillsuites revisiting this gorgeous park!  PC: @mtn_michael . . . . . . #aroundtheworldpics #optoutside #passionpassport #instagoodmyphoto #wildernessculture #nakedplanet #liveyouradventure #earthofficial #theglobewanderer #roamtheplanet #earthfocus #beautifuldestinations #liveoutdoors #awesomeearth #usinterior #keepitwild #adventureculture #stayandwander #thegreatoutdoors #tourtheplanet #utnpackadventure #wyoming #neverstopexploring #warrenjc #bpmag #outdoorwomen

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