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Straight from California’s Alabama Hills, our small crew of renewable energy evangelists went to one of the campsites on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Over the course of 36 hours, we treated surprised long-distance hikers to free popsicles, ice cream cones, beverages, grilled delicacies, and cell-phone charges. The coolest part about this so-called “Trail Magic” is that all of it—from the freezer to the grill—was powered by a couple of on-site solar panels. The idea for this stop on the @goalzero 10-year anniversary road trip originated in the mind of one of the smart people behind this solar energy development. He’s hiked both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, and wanted to return some of the love he received from strangers while walking. I think Robbie successfully did that and more, with hundreds of treats to hundreds of hikers. And he even gave me an hour off popsicle duty to go for a jog on the PCT. #odetotheroad #offgrid
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Straight from California’s Alabama Hills, our small crew of renewable energy evangelists went to one of the campsites on the Pacific Crest National Scenic Trail. Over the course of 36 hours, we treated surprised long-distance hikers to free popsicles, ice cream cones, beverages, grilled delicacies, and cell-phone charges. The coolest part about this so-called “Trail Magic” is that all of it—from the freezer to the grill—was powered by a couple of on-site solar panels. The idea for this stop on the @goalzero 10-year anniversary road trip originated in the mind of one of the smart people behind this solar energy development. He’s hiked both the Appalachian and Pacific Crest Trails, and wanted to return some of the love he received from strangers while walking. I think Robbie successfully did that and more, with hundreds of treats to hundreds of hikers. And he even gave me an hour off popsicle duty to go for a jog on the PCT. #odetotheroad #offgrid

14 hours ago
Pretty much just driving around, trying to help Spaghetti live the best life she possibly can.The process for doing this has involved way more time in a car than I’ve spent, like, ever. It still isn’t that much—I only drive about 7000 miles per year—but for the spring of 2019 it’s been concentrated in small road trips. Trips to the desert, the mountains, the ocean. Trips that happen 🤷‍♂️ to offer me opportunities to ski, bike, run, climb, and remind myself something that is absurdly easy for me to forget: that I don’t need to fly halfway around the globe and spend weeks sleeping in tents in order to find *it*. But to be clear, at least once per year, *it* requires exactly that, and there is no other way to get it other than...doing it. Airplanes, tents, language obstacles, money, and weeks. No micro-home-adventure-thing will ever be able to replace what my big trips offer me. But that doesn’t make the small stuff unimportant. They’re what keep me going throughout the rest of the year. Whatever it is that adventure, travel, struggle, camping offers me...road trips are a decent way to find it on a much more consistent basis. Especially when a little 🍝 dog is able to sleep on my face.
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Pretty much just driving around, trying to help Spaghetti live the best life she possibly can. The process for doing this has involved way more time in a car than I’ve spent, like, ever. It still isn’t that much—I only drive about 7000 miles per year—but for the spring of 2019 it’s been concentrated in small road trips. Trips to the desert, the mountains, the ocean. Trips that happen 🤷‍♂️ to offer me opportunities to ski, bike, run, climb, and remind myself something that is absurdly easy for me to forget: that I don’t need to fly halfway around the globe and spend weeks sleeping in tents in order to find *it*. But to be clear, at least once per year, *it* requires exactly that, and there is no other way to get it other than...doing it. Airplanes, tents, language obstacles, money, and weeks. No micro-home-adventure-thing will ever be able to replace what my big trips offer me. But that doesn’t make the small stuff unimportant. They’re what keep me going throughout the rest of the year. Whatever it is that adventure, travel, struggle, camping offers me...road trips are a decent way to find it on a much more consistent basis. Especially when a little 🍝 dog is able to sleep on my face.

2 days ago
In California with @goalzero, I finally got to climb with @tedhesser. He is a climbing photographer. He told me butt shots make the best climbing photos. If you disagree, please take it up with him, I was just doing as instructed (while belaying, which he says is another climbing photographer trick). In fact, he says this is the best shot he’s seen and encouraged me to share it with you.
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In California with @goalzero, I finally got to climb with @tedhesser. He is a climbing photographer. He told me butt shots make the best climbing photos. If you disagree, please take it up with him, I was just doing as instructed (while belaying, which he says is another climbing photographer trick). In fact, he says this is the best shot he’s seen and encouraged me to share it with you.

4 days ago
The small 100-watt solar panel on the roof of my van powers the engine as it travels down interstates and up country roads. JK no it definitely doesn’t, diesel does. But the solar panel on the roof is made by a Utah company called Goal Zero, and it easily powers the electronics in the van, including a @dometic refrigerator, twinkle lights, and anything else we need to charge. It works even on cloudy days. That’s pretty neat. The first time I partnered with @goalzero was on a trip to Alaska in 2013, where I used some of the early-generation products to charge my little digital camera, my iPhone 3, and various electronics for my team and other climbers sharing our camp.Since then, our relationship has grown as the product line has developed. Normally, as sponsored athletes, we have relationships with people at a company, not with a brand itself. And while I am close to the hardworking and fun-loving folks at Goal Zero, I can’t help but feel I also have a relationship with the company itself. I have watched it grow into a reputable brand, known for reliable equipment that my friends and I have used everywhere. And while no product is perfect, I personally have had great success with the solar charging and off-grid power abilities of this gear. The brand name itself is as synonymous with expedition power supply as it is with a quick boost for your cell phone while riding the train to work. GZ’s philanthropic work often goes under the radar, but that ethos is what keeps the brand and its employees close to my heart.So when the Goal Zero marketing team invited me on its 10-year anniversary road trip, aptly called #odetotheroad, I signed up right away. My van was loaded with a mobile kitchen, climbing gear, an adopted dog named after my girlfriend’s favorite breakfast food, bicycles, @katieboue, and a new custom mattress. Then we pointed it west, promptly got caught in an insane hail storm, and headed for a mystery week of celebrating a company that has supported my human-powered mountain pursuits for years.
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The small 100-watt solar panel on the roof of my van powers the engine as it travels down interstates and up country roads. JK no it definitely doesn’t, diesel does. But the solar panel on the roof is made by a Utah company called Goal Zero, and it easily powers the electronics in the van, including a @dometic refrigerator, twinkle lights, and anything else we need to charge. It works even on cloudy days. That’s pretty neat. The first time I partnered with @goalzero was on a trip to Alaska in 2013, where I used some of the early-generation products to charge my little digital camera, my iPhone 3, and various electronics for my team and other climbers sharing our camp. Since then, our relationship has grown as the product line has developed. Normally, as sponsored athletes, we have relationships with people at a company, not with a brand itself. And while I am close to the hardworking and fun-loving folks at Goal Zero, I can’t help but feel I also have a relationship with the company itself. I have watched it grow into a reputable brand, known for reliable equipment that my friends and I have used everywhere. And while no product is perfect, I personally have had great success with the solar charging and off-grid power abilities of this gear. The brand name itself is as synonymous with expedition power supply as it is with a quick boost for your cell phone while riding the train to work. GZ’s philanthropic work often goes under the radar, but that ethos is what keeps the brand and its employees close to my heart. So when the Goal Zero marketing team invited me on its 10-year anniversary road trip, aptly called #odetotheroad, I signed up right away. My van was loaded with a mobile kitchen, climbing gear, an adopted dog named after my girlfriend’s favorite breakfast food, bicycles, @katieboue, and a new custom mattress. Then we pointed it west, promptly got caught in an insane hail storm, and headed for a mystery week of celebrating a company that has supported my human-powered mountain pursuits for years.

charles_post So rad 🤙🏼🤙🏼

goalzero GoalZero would not be the same without you!

5 days ago
31/m/salt lake cityhip-hop, bicycles, skiing, climbing, running, 4wd vans, burritos, environmentalism, avalanche science, wilderness medicine, bass, wildlife, minimalism, economics, logic, Spanish, woodwork, calzones, interior design, NPR, white, sailing, black, blush, solar energy, smoothies, dogs, good booksYou?@garminoutdoor #garminpro
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31/m/salt lake city hip-hop, bicycles, skiing, climbing, running, 4wd vans, burritos, environmentalism, avalanche science, wilderness medicine, bass, wildlife, minimalism, economics, logic, Spanish, woodwork, calzones, interior design, NPR, white, sailing, black, blush, solar energy, smoothies, dogs, good books You? @garminoutdoor #garminpro

jordanherschel what about influencing

3 weeks ago
Have you ever wanted to feel welcome somewhere that just doesn’t welcome you? The ski industry has never felt like an inviting home for me, regardless of my efforts to incorporate myself in both the typical ways and my own ways. I certainly understand that my views on and approaches to skiing are not the industry norm. But I try not to let that get me down because I love what skiing has provided me and I love the way my job and recreation have meshed for my entire professional life. They’re part of an industry I’ve supported, as an outsider, since I was a little kid building jumps out of snow in our Ohio backyard; an industry that is more than just a bit “old boys’ club”; and an industry important for my career, happiness, and relationships. The ski industry has developed standard channels of invitation, incorporation, and recognition over the years. I’m sure many other industries share this. And although those likely offer comforting validation for the inner circle, I’ve enjoyed struggling though the process of finding and creating other means in which to support, grow, and integrate myself into the world around which most of my life has revolved. Fortunately, I find uplifting encouragement and a generally open door at the larger outdoor industry, of which the ski industry is a small part. There are fantastic people working behind the scenes in skiing, but also in climbing, biking, running, kayaking, and at the vital organizations that ensure a healthy future of the outdoor economy.While your results may most certainly vary, I now believe that a warm and inviting feeling isn’t what I need in order to truly care about something. A little adversity, in fact, may be where I find the necessary motivation to create success in the least likely places. Thanks to @acpictures for this picture and for consistently being a great friend from within the deepest depths of the place for which I will continue to reach. And thanks to many of you, both within the industry’s inner circles and on the mountains keeping it moving forward. Your support and excitement makes me honored to be a small part of something that offers so much to so many.
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Have you ever wanted to feel welcome somewhere that just doesn’t welcome you? The ski industry has never felt like an inviting home for me, regardless of my efforts to incorporate myself in both the typical ways and my own ways. I certainly understand that my views on and approaches to skiing are not the industry norm. But I try not to let that get me down because I love what skiing has provided me and I love the way my job and recreation have meshed for my entire professional life. They’re part of an industry I’ve supported, as an outsider, since I was a little kid building jumps out of snow in our Ohio backyard; an industry that is more than just a bit “old boys’ club”; and an industry important for my career, happiness, and relationships. The ski industry has developed standard channels of invitation, incorporation, and recognition over the years. I’m sure many other industries share this. And although those likely offer comforting validation for the inner circle, I’ve enjoyed struggling though the process of finding and creating other means in which to support, grow, and integrate myself into the world around which most of my life has revolved. Fortunately, I find uplifting encouragement and a generally open door at the larger outdoor industry, of which the ski industry is a small part. There are fantastic people working behind the scenes in skiing, but also in climbing, biking, running, kayaking, and at the vital organizations that ensure a healthy future of the outdoor economy. While your results may most certainly vary, I now believe that a warm and inviting feeling isn’t what I need in order to truly care about something. A little adversity, in fact, may be where I find the necessary motivation to create success in the least likely places. Thanks to @acpictures for this picture and for consistently being a great friend from within the deepest depths of the place for which I will continue to reach. And thanks to many of you, both within the industry’s inner circles and on the mountains keeping it moving forward. Your support and excitement makes me honored to be a small part of something that offers so much to so many.

3 weeks ago
JK, back in Utah.
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JK, back in Utah.

3 weeks ago
She took me on her idea of a vacation.It’s one of those places that many of you have visited and tell me is your favorite place on earth.I don’t tend to see those places; in fact, I’ve always said that I couldn’t imagine the day I would visit Central America. I’ve been known to say the same about Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, a lot of you have found the greatest travel experiences of your lives in those parts of the world. But there I was, sitting in Central America, trying to determine what continent it’s in, nearly accepting of the fact that I won’t spend this May tentbound and cold, melting snow for water. And I was cool with it...though it would have been cooler if we could have brought our dog.
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She took me on her idea of a vacation. It’s one of those places that many of you have visited and tell me is your favorite place on earth. I don’t tend to see those places; in fact, I’ve always said that I couldn’t imagine the day I would visit Central America. I’ve been known to say the same about Southeast Asia. Meanwhile, a lot of you have found the greatest travel experiences of your lives in those parts of the world. But there I was, sitting in Central America, trying to determine what continent it’s in, nearly accepting of the fact that I won’t spend this May tentbound and cold, melting snow for water. And I was cool with it...though it would have been cooler if we could have brought our dog.

johncollinson Like a vacation vacation?!?

3 weeks ago
mostly just wearing coconut hats during the day and going on short jogs around 5pm and watching videos of people climbing mountains and skiing down them before bed and then reading a few pages in my book in bed and then looking forward to pineapple breakfasts in my dreams, but nmhjc, u?
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mostly just wearing coconut hats during the day and going on short jogs around 5pm and watching videos of people climbing mountains and skiing down them before bed and then reading a few pages in my book in bed and then looking forward to pineapple breakfasts in my dreams, but nmhjc, u?

4 weeks ago
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Two-a-days while thinking of everyone following their dreams in the big tall hard mountains. I get so much inspiration and drive from knowing what other people are up to.Good luck and strength to you all during this favorite season of mine to climb and ski. ...Although I am currently in a cabana on the beach in the Caribbean thawing my toes. 🥑🏝 Picture taken by @sr_drummond while he was running!
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Two-a-days while thinking of everyone following their dreams in the big tall hard mountains. I get so much inspiration and drive from knowing what other people are up to. Good luck and strength to you all during this favorite season of mine to climb and ski. ...Although I am currently in a cabana on the beach in the Caribbean thawing my toes. 🥑🏝 Picture taken by @sr_drummond while he was running!

4 weeks ago
What the heck are we always running away from!? Well, I don’t think it’s away from much, but I do think it’s toward a lot. In lieu of a massive ski objective this spring, I’ve been enjoying the familiar process of focusing on fitness revolving around running, climbing, biking, and skiing.
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What the heck are we always running away from!? Well, I don’t think it’s away from much, but I do think it’s toward a lot. In lieu of a massive ski objective this spring, I’ve been enjoying the familiar process of focusing on fitness revolving around running, climbing, biking, and skiing.

4 weeks ago
When @acpictures forgets his skins and I forget that my ski boots are broken and both of these things are realized when we reach the trailhead but we still go skiing for no reason other than we want to go skiing. A very nice reminder yesterday that I do, indeed, love this.
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When @acpictures forgets his skins and I forget that my ski boots are broken and both of these things are realized when we reach the trailhead but we still go skiing for no reason other than we want to go skiing. A very nice reminder yesterday that I do, indeed, love this.

roam Worth every blister 😎

4 weeks ago
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