The conservation of public land in the United States is currently under
serious threat. Some of the most historic, beautiful and memorable
places in our country reside on these lands. Deserts, canyons and
forests are all in danger along with the ecosystems that live among
them. It is our generations responsibility to stand up for what we
believe in and halt the destruction of these places that we can never
get back once they are gone. This short piece I worked on is my small
contribution to helping raise awareness for advocating the protection of
the secret places we hold so close.
The beginning of a two week road trip through some of my favorite places in the country. Out of Boulder we cruised made out first stop in Moab for some mountain biking, cliffside yoga and beer drinking. Really happy this place exists so close to home. From here, off to Arizona.
Boot packed up Eldora for first time last weekend with Carson to get some snowboarding in after the surprise storm we got. Searched out some fresh lines without the lifts or the crowd on a full on blue bird day. There’s something about the ascent up that you can’t quite gather from taking a lift.
Sunrise above Boulder last week. Chris Schroeder and I woke up early to shoot some photographs for a couple of his sponsors. Chris is a local triathlete from Boulder, Colorado and currently training for his upcoming season. I am now in the planning stages of a video project with Chris that I’m excited to get started on and share with you guys in the not so far future.
Boulder’s best PNW impression. Lilah and I went out yesterday so I could test some new gear out. Ended up with some shots I liked and this is the final product. Enjoy, friends.
Last weekend Carson Hogge and myself traded snowboards for bikes with the early coming of Spring this season. We headed out to Canon City to ride a fairly new trail system built near Shelf Road. We cruised through Oil Well Flats, which is a super fun, really well designed trail with incredible views from Island in The Sky. Rock gardens, punchy climbs, quick descents and incredible landscapes are all encompassed on the 14 mile ride. The desert woke up at night, which it tends to do, especially this time of year. The following day we headed a little South of Canon City to get in a few miles on our bikes in before heading back to the Front Range. After some riding and hopping in the Arkansas River to cool down, we were on our way back home. Can’t wait to get after some two wheeled adventures this season.
✌🏻️ (at St. Vrain State Park - Colorado State Parks)
A young man traveling by train over the Death Railway. This railway was constructed for transportation of goods in 1943 by more than 180,000 of Japan’s prisoners of war during WWII. The 258 mile railway contains over 600 bridges and runs between Burma and Thailand. An estimated 90,000 deaths occurred during its’ construction. Many of the Australian, British and American POW’s tried to sabotage the bridge while constructing it by leaving out bolts and nails. The railway stood throughout the war but remained in poor condition and was reconstructed shortly after. 81 miles of the railway are still in use today. (at Kanchana, Kanchanaburi, Thailand)
I had always been under the impression that monks were born into their positions but I discovered that many of them are actually individuals that are trying to escape a hard situation they may have gotten into. When Thai’s have nowhere to go, many turn to Buddhism and serve as monks to get their life back on track. They are fed, often housed, and given ample time to reconsider their life choices. (at Khon Khen, Khon Kaen, Thailand)
Here’s a woman selling some meat at a local market. None of the meat in the markets of our town were kept over ice. The smells throughout this stretch were something else #whileiwasblind (at Petchabun, Phetchabun, Thailand)