This wood slice was the one I was most afraid to draw, so I put it off till the very end and then it turned out to be one of my favorites! It's based on a gorgeous photo @austin.lillywhite took of Mount Whitney on one of his first high route trips. He always brings home such lovely inspiration.⠀
Our next goal is a 12 pitch 5.7 trad climb on the east buttress of Mt. Whitney, we have some work to do but so stoked to be planning the next venture with the wig of ears. Time to start buying the rack and plan some trips to Joshua tree. #picoftheday#mtwhitney#liveyouradventure
Another place, another climb in time with my buddy @joshua.childs.87. This time up in the Alabama Hills! Such a rad place with some real dope sport climbs. This year has started off great, can't wait for what lies a head.🤙
Such a beautiful wintery wedding shoot from Portland and once again, this Momma in the High Sierras could not be more humbled and thankful to Kara @axeandwedgepdx and @jasminejphoto and all who contributed to the snowy outing! Yes, the necklace and earrings have been added to my Jayne Jewels website. #jaynejewels#handmadewithlove#mtwhitney#bridalinspired#blackcrystal .
Photographer | @jasminejphoto
Stylist | @axeandwedgepdx
Dress | @theenglishdept
Florist | @alibdesigns
Rentals | @vintagemeetsmodern
Cake | @justadashcakes
Rings | @ladyfayejewelry
Calligrapher | @etuiandco_
MUAH | @cosmeticsbyanna
Models | @carmenelektric_ & @tash_ramen
With Mt Whitney in the back, it was one hell of a view last night. I'm staying off of the Swansea trail on some BLM land by Lone Pine. Getting used to reading real maps again which is cool. I'm also slowing down my pace and going with the flow a little more now. Definitely less stressed out. Being outdoors rocks.
Fujifilm GFX 63mm
1st- ISO 400 f/2.8 1/4000 sec
2nd- ISO 50 f/2.8 60 minutes
We gave it everything we had. Even with a true alpine start of 2:30am and all the tools we needed, we were hammered with one challenge after another. Not having snow shoes (lost one on the hike up) and having to post-hole sometimes chest deep, clawing at bushes and rocks to regain the surface, as well as not having gaiters to keep the snow out of my boots destroyed me. Leaving me wet, cold and pretty much done. We pushed on. Crampons came on and we casually walked up the slabs below upper Boy Scout. Things were looking good, for a second. More post-holing, crawling on all fours, and plenty more times I was ready to throw in the towel were back. We fucking pushed on. Vasily told me iceberg lake was just around the corner. Sandbagging son of a bitch. Respectively. Though the snow got a lot better and more consolidated for a minute we still had a long ways to go. We were getting close to the point where we wouldn’t make it up and back down before dark. We didn’t want to do pretty much any of that descent in the dark-that fatigued-so after one final all guns blazing charge up a hillside, collapsing after each ten steps, we found a flat rocky perch with a hell of a view and called it a day. We still had the route itself to climb, 1500ft of class 3 snow, and we were at least an hour from the base of that. Nope. I had a beer, or two, Vasily drank a rockstar, we ate the rest of our food and bounced. Burgers, and a raging fire were on the menu now. Damn life is good!! This was Vasily’s 4th attempt in the winter. 4th! I admire his determination to keep trying, and wanting to tackle it in a day. Which I’ll add of the 5 other parties up there, not one was trying it in a day. We also passed all their tents while they slept in. Still didn’t summit. I do know what I need to do differently for next time. I just hope that next time is this really soon ;) #california#lifeisgood#mtwhitney#eastsidesierras#tripreport#lonepine#tuttlecreek#alabamahills#getoutside#whitneyinthewinterisabitch#mypartnerisabadass
Day 19: We summited Mt. Whitney today. It was the third freezing morning in a row and we hiked away from the sun until we got to Trail Crest. I paid for not having gloves that morning. After everything else, coming up Whitney from the west was not too bad and the views were, as ever, amazing. The last photo is fingers of ice as water is pushed out of the pores in the soil as it freezes. The trail was also quite icy and I can’t imagine all the people that hiked it at 3am for the sunrise.
Cutting Switchbacks Prohibited 🏔
It’s been over two years since we’ve taken the boys on long hikes weekly. Definitely took too long of a hiatus for a first hike return being over 7 miles. We did not make it to our destination but we got close. What we saw the entire way was worth it regardless. We definitely have to come back for a redo with actual hiking gear to tackle the deeper snow halfway up to the top so we aren’t slipping and soaking wet like we were ❤️ ...
We have stories for graduation with this adventure 🌨💩😢😤🦌😂
Thanks @jucyusa for an awesome California road trip. The van took us 650 miles in 4 days, through Southern California. From LA, through Mojave, up to Lone Pine, into the Alabama Hills, across to Death Valley and back to LA. It was an unforgettable trip and we can’t wait for a chance to go back for longer!