Yesterday @sean.p.maher & i climbed a meh thing, but a couple weeks ago we climbed Field & Stream in Joshua Tree, and its super dank arete keeps popping into my head, especially when I try to read philosophy papers. 🙆♀️
The people you meet along the trail...the Jersey Boys.
This is a view thru the lower tunnel on the Bright Angel Trail, & you can see the Jersey Boys making their way up to the top. Their excitement was contagious, & they were eager to share their story with us. At 52, they’d decided to chuck their jobs as contractors in New Jersey after meeting an old gold prospector who was selling his sluice machine at a heavy discount; it was too good a deal for them to pass up, so they bought the machine & were heading to Alaska! They’d already been to California in their travels & dipped their toes in the Pacific; two rams had jumped across the trail in front of them earlier that day; they’d just spent 4 days at the bottom of the Grand Canyon, when they’d never been hiking before! The amazing sights they’d seen, the stories of where they’d been—it all kept bubbling out of them!!! If optimism & enthusiasm can bring success, then they are sure to find gold, and if reincarnation is real, I believe the unsinkable Molly Brown has returned in male form this time around. Happy prospecting, fellas!
Lessons.. “Thorns of life” .. They can hurt at times, can be sharp, and poke at you. Some Thorns go away after a while, and others can be there for a lifetime. They can be looked at as a difficulty or weakness.. whether that be physically, or relationship wise.
Thorns keep you humble.
They can be ugly, or beautiful - it depends on how you look at it. If placed in the right hands (Gods Hands), He can make your difficulty/weakness into something beautiful. Gods Strength works best in our weaknesses. When I’m weak, God is strong.
That time we tried to boulder... but we’re going all in this year! #bouldering#utah This area should be closed tomorrow but looks like people will be able to run wild on our National Parks during the shutdown because they sadly don’t seem to care about protecting them hopefully people stay safe and respectful during this time 😧#TrumpShutdown
iPhone Series - 3 of 3
@mason_earle pondering the meaning of life and existence itself, or maybe just checking out this rad slot canyon. This is the final photo in my short iPhone series. The concept and point of this story wasn’t to showcase or brag about the power of the iPhone, but rather show that you can get great photos with any camera. Photography is not so much about gear as it is about lighting and exposure. While bigger and more powerful cameras definitely open more doors and provide stronger capabilities, you don’t need something expensive to capture emotion and good light.
After a super shitty week (my body being completely wrecked in a car accident, romance sucks, and work is hard) I was able to take time to reflect a lot this weekend. Here’s to my amazing friends & family who got me up, checked in on me, and got me out of my slump. I couldn’t do it without ya. & here’s to FINALLY picking my camera back up after two years