An unfiltered look at late season ice in southern Utah. The sky was actually this blue and the rock really was this bright. Notice the snow particles being airlifted by strong winds. #utah #werutah #utahunique #utahisrad #iceclimbing #beehiveice #climbersofinstagram #southernutah #igsouthwest #neverstopexploring #petzl #backcountry #goatworthy #speedgoat #iphoneonly
“There are known knowns; there are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns; that is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns — the ones we don't know we don't know”. - Donald Rumsfeld (essentially summarizing the Johari window)
Some places have to be seen to be believed; I consider myself lucky to have seen a few of those places already this year. I’m also relieved that the tribal government is currently more-functional than our own.
This first-descent was the culmination of a 4-year search. Thanks goes to the CrossFit crew for helping me find it.
15 minutes of pleasure.....9 months of pain.
‘Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny’. - Steve Maraboli Sadly, the iPhone X that I dropped off this waterfall was like a brother to me. #arizona #southrim #xpaz #igaz #igsouthwest #neverstopexploring #usinterior #iphonex #exploremore #hiking #backpacking #slotcanyons #canyoneering #dropped #righthere #livebravely #iceclimbing #beehiveice @gc #mojavedesert #greatness #movingon #grandcanyonnationalpark #grandcanyon #nationalparkgeek #iphonephotography #nationalparkphotography
“The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn’t exist” - The Usual Suspects Just a little Grand Canyon humor.
I couldn’t even tell you how to get back here.
I’m slightly perplexed as to why I enjoy this place so much.
Thanksgiving in Grand style!
“Just a split second we have been here, the whole lot of us. That’s a piece of time so small to even get a name. Those rocks are laughing at me right now, me and my worries...Yeah, it’s real humorous, that Grand Canyon.” - Simon
“Your competition is not other people but the time you kill, the ill will you create, the knowledge you neglect to learn, the connections you fail to build, the health you sacrifice along the path, your inability to generate ideas, the people around you who don't support and love your efforts, and whatever god you curse for your bad luck.” James Altucher At nearly one mile off the rim of a two-day trip, there isn’t time to waste or excuses to be made.
So....if I’ve spent the last twenty years exploring Zion AND this place is 10 times larger; I don’t think I’m going to make it.
“It feels so strong, like it’s going to hurt me; I’m not going to hurt it.” - Scott, upon being introduced to big ditch. @redrivercanyon
This canyon had thousands of opportunities for photos; I took seven. These aren’t your average rap and go canyons. Most of the time is spent building anchors from bags of sand, filling sacks full of water and helping the team get through in one piece.