TRAIL RUN: CAITLIN @ LION'S LAIR
SKATEBOARD: TERENCE @ Scott Carpenter Park
ADVENTURE: KACEY @ INDEPENDENCE PASS
ROCK CLIMB: MARCUS @ SETTLER'S PARK
RUN: CHRISTINE @ BRIDPORT, VT
Hike: Lint on Mt. Sanitas
SNOWBOARD: ZOOMIE @ I-70 TERRAIN PARK
MT. BIKE: KYLE @ PORCUPINE RIM TRAIL
MT. BIKE: ROB @ PITTSFIELD, VT
ROCK CLIMB: MEGAN @ VEDAUWOO
YOGA: SHELBY @ CITY PARK
TRAIL RUN: NICK @ BEAVER BROOK MEADOW
TRAIL RUN: CORDIS @ BEAR PEAK
TRAIL RUN: PATRICK @ DINOSAUR RIDGE
TRAIL RUN: CAITLIN @ LION'S LAIRBoulder, CO - "Why walk when you can run?" @catlyynx questions on the way up Lion's Lair. Trails lead in to talking about aliens. Paleontologists on long runs go the distance, and discussing existence. Persistence in your training, lung capacity increases till it's sustaining. Sun opacity starts waning as the elevation rises, mountain view summits are prizes. -- Check out Caitlin's 100 happy days challenge but I don't know how you can get happier than being on a trail in the mountains.
SKATEBOARD: TERENCE @ Scott Carpenter ParkBoulder, CO - "It’s chaos in the air,” Terence smiles as he’s sweating, “...controlled chaos.” In flow he plays as bearings go. Darkness descends with intentions to skate at the park he mentions. Adrenaline pumps, man when he jumps, lands and rolls over bumps. Dude’s got rhythm on a guitar, and has big dreams riding with him in the car. Skateboarding get him places, not late, no he speeds but not races, ready for all those obstacles he faces.
ADVENTURE: KACEY @ INDEPENDENCE PASSASPEN, CO - @kaceylopez is my kind of adventurer: willing to jump over narrow river gorges, wake up early to trek to the sunrise, and he brings snacks. Never rush Kacey. One time I told him, “Kacey, we have to leave in 5 minutes to start hiking to catch the sunrise on Peak 9.” He replied, “Ok, I’m going to start cooking soup.” He then proceeded to start cooking a block of frozen soup that his mother had mailed to him from Easter leftovers. Thinking about all my adventures with Kacey makes me laugh. He’s incredibly creative and lives focused in the moment. We began our adventures on the slopes at Breckenridge. He was one of the few people who brought his camera with him on the slopes, that big ol’ wide angle lens he shot with his D90. As the winter melted away and Kacey had returned from his epic cross country trip, we found new ground to cover. Overhearing about cliff-jumping from a fellow co-worker, we staked out a campsite near Green Mountain Reservoir, preparing to take a giant leap, allowing gravity to take control of our free falling bodies and hopefully cradle us in the wet abyss below us. It’s fun documenting each other’s moves. We have time to live in the moment and watch from afar, then switching places. Our latest adventure took us through the brilliantly flashy yellow leaves of Independence Pass’s aspen trees. I don’t normally take photos with other people, but Kacey and I seem to have a similar vision about places. We may have different angles and approaches, but we both know when a location speaks to us.
ROCK CLIMB: MARCUS @ SETTLER'S PARKBoulder, CO - Ascends with friends under lunar beams when you start to have cooler dreams. @bailadomg remains sturdy in his vertical exploration, his words are full of imagination. Enigmatic energy arrives from full moon mountain vibes as @shelby.lanae closes her eyes.
RUN: CHRISTINE @ BRIDPORT, VTBridport, VT - Meeting athletes and adventurers has to be one of the best parts of adventure photography. I was fortunate to meet up with Christine, a solid local runner, clocking in some impressive times for track and cross country - specializing in steeplechase at the time. Vermont's Green Mountains and rugged trails was normally where I did my adventure shoots, but the Champlain Valley was calling me this morning. The increased fog around the area combined with the openness of the valley at this time could be utilized to create ambiance and depth in photos. Plus, these were roads that Christine ran, where she trained, at least when she was at home. The super early morning wake up call did not alarm Christine as the mix of blazing sky and fog consumed the valley. The sky lit up behind her with an almost full sundog haloing her silhouetted figure. As we jogged down the gravel roads, I remember turning back often to make sure the nimbus in the sky wasn’t disappearing. The combination of magical light, spectacular location, and pure athleticism blended effortlessly into the photo that morning. Happy Running, Christine!
Hike: Lint on Mt. SanitasBoulder, CO - Altra Ambassador Lint climbs Mt. Sanitas during a snowstorm flurry. “Endurance...” preludes Lint, “is my bread and butter. It’s so natural.” as we ascend up Sanitas. Lead us with stamina and stand on rocks in sleet, must. The heat just broke, pouring down snow for perpetual stoke. Perhaps beings on mountains is when you probably awoke. Lint recently hiked near gators and across mountain landscapes with craters. Creative ink on his legs cause this dude’s hiked enough miles to circle the equator.
SNOWBOARD: ZOOMIE @ I-70 TERRAIN PARKKeystone, CO - "Bru, I'm going to hit your camera!" @zoomie_arderne yells from the top of the run at Keystone. "Nah, man. The closer you get the better!" I shouted back. Photoshoots with Zoomie capitalized the type of enthusiasm I was looking for this winter. Coming to us from South Africa, he boasts tons of downhill skateboarding experience and a thrill for adventure sports. He was just as stoked as capturing cool images as I was and even as keen on hiking for an hour and a half to find some fresh powder a total run to ourselves. There are certain people who I've met over the passed few years who stick out to me. I'm not sure if creativity sprouts from adventure or adventure sprouts from creativity, but they compliment each other like no other. Is this a photo inspired adventure or an adventure inspired photo?
MT. BIKE: KYLE @ PORCUPINE RIM TRAILMOAB, UT - @knewm32 ridin’ dirt round the rim, trekkin’ through the trees, speeding by a limb, mastering fast flying down the mountain. Desert plants dreams of the water where Kyle finds his flow, scrub plants know, keep your center of gravity low. Had to be, though a trail dogging adventure. Feet and wheels are meant for telling yourself about these places, oh you went there. Time is spent to share, shoes are meant to wear, and tires get tired and tear.
MT. BIKE: ROB @ PITTSFIELD, VTPittsfield, VT - “Traildogging” is a term coined by trail running alongside mountain bikers. The free feeling I get when I can sprint through the woods, chasing after bikes downhill, and passing them uphill is pure elation. Chris Trajkovksi and I started trail dogging when I refused to lug a 40 pound metal object through the woods. “I can run faster.” I voiced. @trebornotap is part of Chris’ Wednesday Night Riders (WENIRS as they call themselves) and they made a trip up to Vermont. I had never met these people before, and when I showed up to their ride without two wheels, they were a little concerned. “It’s my favorite thing to do.” I reassured them, “Just give me a couple treats along the way and I’ll be fine.” “We have half sour pickles in a bucket.” Rob joked, pointing to the bucket in his trunk. They had stopped at some pickle factory somewhere and while I had never heard of half-sours before, sounded tasty.The trails in Pittsfield are rugged and flowy with portions of steep climbs. As Rob turned beast mode on a few of the uphill sprints, we began racing, slowly edging each other out on the steep parts. I liked the energy this guy was pumping out on the trail and had the grittiness of a true mountain biker. Racing ahead, I was able to grab a snapshot, capturing Rob in true beast form submitting the mountain top with a view of Vermont I had not yet seen before. I will always remember this 12.5 mile ride and the sections where I felt complete zen and exhilaration - and oh yeah, the half sour pickles. Make sure you check out Rob's orange peel art, too. @trebornotapHappy Trails, Rob!
ROCK CLIMB: MEGAN @ VEDAUWOOWEDAUWOO, WY - "Trad is RAD!" smiles Megan who laughed uncontrollably when she found this chimney route.
YOGA: SHELBY @ CITY PARKDenver, CO - "Thank you for being so playful," expresses @shelby.lanae as I ascend into the blossoms, possibly like an arborist. Farther into the branches, I long to collect and harvest this. Marvel at the petals, that link love to the leaves. Magic moments come in waves, keep me hanging here, please.
TRAIL RUN: NICK @ BEAVER BROOK MEADOWGolden, CO - "I still remember my first run on this trail," recalls @andearth , "...no matter how many times I run these trails." Building up the courage to explore, to flourish off the forest floor. Meadow grass dampens your tastebuds to the core. Embrace the energy, penetrating through my feet. Even the sunset is envious of me.
TRAIL RUN: CORDIS @ BEAR PEAKBoulder, CO - “This reminds me of summer,” explains @cordisimo, “hanging out in some rocks until the sun comes up so I know I won’t die.” This dude is all about giving it a try, and making @salomonrunning look fly. Listening to a Cordis story, caught in a snow flurry you’re bound to end up in a situation most would worry. He runs fast, although not in a hurry. A howling wind pushes us to Bear Peak, as the moon drops to admit defeat. Summits are feats when you run it with feet up a trail that is steep. Full moons make some loose sleep and waking up in the middle of the night. In order to get to the trailhead, “You better ride your bike.” texts Cordis the night before. A challenge accepted, pushing the limits and pedals at 4.
TRAIL RUN: PATRICK @ DINOSAUR RIDGEMorrison, CO - “I’ve never been up here for sunrise.” @runwithpatrick comments as he peers into the valley, “I think I like the light on Red Rocks better in the morning.” Returning to special places again and again. Trees that stay the same, or have grown since then. Trails that get beaten and energy bars eaten, these hills are grounds for friends meetin’. Light is a lead that signals the sun and trails are that catalyst that make us want to run.
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