Tucked away behind high mountains the small settlement of Saksun is an otherworldly experience which brings you back in the early days of the Faroese life. In the frame is a traditional grass rooftop cabin captured with my #HuaweiP10Plus. @huaweimobilede#showwhatyoulove#ad
Why take an infant into the backcountry because it sure isn't easy. They can't walk or carry anything so you end up carrying them and everything else they need. They aren't potty trained so they poop and pee in diapers and because they aren't disposable, you end up packing it all out (I think I was packing an extra 15lbs of diapers by the end of our 5 day trip). They require a lot of time to feed, play with, and change so there never seems to be enough time to do things around camp and on top of it all they won't remember it.
For me, it is simple. 1. Both me and my wife can get out of the house and into the mountains which is important for both our physical and mental health. 2. Our wild places are so much more important to me than just the view and memories. For me they have an unseen power in them to heal the soul. I like to think that although my daughter might not remember the experience, she can feel that power and it will help her as she grows and develops. 3. We are teaching her now how to camp and hike which is a big help for us, because this is what we do, A LOT. We want her to grow up feeling comfortable with these activities. 4. Hiking and Camping are some of the best time to develop relationships because it forces us to minimalize our lives down to what is essential, leaving all other distractions at home. Time camping and hikes has always been a very special time for me to build relationship so having this time with my daughter has been priceless.
I'm sure I could go on and on but I'm trying to keep my post shorter..... without success. #liveyourownadventure#ebcontributor@eddiebauer
What strikes me in Iceland is the abundance of water. It seems to come out of nowhere. I've seen countless waterfalls flowing from mountains without a glacier or snow and stood there wondering where it came from.. Photo shared by: @alexstrohl
I used to take a lot more photographs. Before I had a nice camera with expensive lenses. Before Instagram. Before my value was measured by analytics and algorithms. And I really enjoyed it. Don’t get me wrong, I still do. But recently I’ve noticed that I take my camera out less and less frequently. Someone once told me that to be a successful photographer you had to be the first to do something, or the best to do it. In theory I actually think that’s decent advice. But in practice it really got in my head. If I wasn’t the best, or the first, maybe I just had no business taking photos at all. I started to get so anxious before posting my own shots, that I just kind of stopped - without even realizing it. But that’s ridiculous because photography is art. There’s no such thing as best, or even first, there’s just a unique moment in time captured by you, and shared with the world. And that’s all I’m really trying to do—whether I’m in front of the camera or behind it—is take you somewhere beautiful.
In my last post I talked a little bit about going backpacking in Glacier National Park with my 3 month old daughter and a lot of people had questions/worries about the bears . To that I just want to say, never live your life out of fear. If you are scared about doing something become educated on the subject and then make the decision for yourself on what you're going to do.
As for camping with an infant in bear country, like Glacier National Park, there are some things to learn and abide by when camping and if they are followed, I'd argue that it is relatively very safe to camp and hike in bear country. In fact it is far more dangerous to drive down the road (something that most of us do on a daily basis, even with kids, than to camp and hike in bear country if you follow simple pertinent rules.
Many of us have a primal fear of bears that, to me, is unwarranted. I use to have this fear and sometimes I still feel it creep back in during the middle of a quite night in the backcountry, but it is getting better and I don't experience it a lot anymore largely due to education on the subject.
Over the 5 days we were out, I saw 2 bears. One was 70 feet off the trail doing his thing in some dense forest and the other one I watched swim across Bowman Lake in 8 mins flat. Both times they wanted nothing to do with us, both times it was magical but I know that a lot more bears saw me while out and did nothing.
What do you think? Do bears deserve the fear that surrounds them in the backcountry? If so is it logical or nonsensical?
Last light falling over the beautiful landscape surrounding Bago Bluff in the @portmacquarie region of NSW. We're only here for a short while, so I'll definitely be back to explore the area a little more. #portmacquarie
They say size don't matter.... but when it's 142meters it matters. I'd put this is my top 3 waterfalls I've ever seen. The amazing thing about this waterfall is it feels like the rock has been split right down the center and the water falls into the earth. If you read this far leave me a and I'll check out your profile #SouthAfrica
I didn’t really know what I was getting myself into when my friend Holly invited me on a four day trek through the Alpine Wilderness. I just trusted it would be epic, like most places she finds. This was our view on day one. Golden light, alpine lakes and wild goats. In other words, if @missholldoll ever invites you on a trek, just say yes @clifbar#feedyouradventure#ad
Where does your mind wander off to most often? For me, whether I'm home in Seattle, traveling in another state, or another country, not a day goes by without the thought of being in the Cascade Range. Whether it's reflecting on a recent trip or scheming my next alpine climb, it's the place my mind frequently drifts off to. But with it having so much beautiful terrain and mountains yet to explore, can you really blame me?
There is only a handful of really great nights to see the Milky Way throughout the year. Often during the peak summer months when the moon is almost non existent or just a sliver . These celestial events are always fleeting.. never still.. constantly moving. I think that is why photographing it feels so rewarding. You can literally count the hours its visible.