Non-climbers tend to think rock climbing takes this enormous amount of courage; probably because most non-climbers seem to think that rock climbing entails “soloing like that guy on 60 minutes”. Well … I’m not that brave. I get scared. I get hyperventilating, Elvis leg-shaking, might-have-just-peed-my-pants scared. And 9 out of 10 times there is a moment where I picture myself being carried away from the crag on a stretcher. I’m not that brave. I think a lot of us are scared. I don’t think we climb because we are so courageous; I think we climb because there’s just something indescribable about topping out in spite of all the fear.

Sara Roudebush

— (via crimpsandcrux)
Reblogged from House Under a Rock
Just leading a backpacking trip along the AT pruty sweet gig (at Sunrise Mountain (New Jersey))

Just leading a backpacking trip along the AT pruty sweet gig (at Sunrise Mountain (New Jersey))

courageous-and-strong:

patagonia: Fred Beckey and Eric Björnstad holding a sign found in the Canyonlands, Utah. Photo by #Fred Beckey #funhogging

courageous-and-strong:

patagoniaFred Beckey and Eric Björnstad holding a sign found in the Canyonlands, Utah. Photo by #Fred Beckey #funhogging

Reblogged from Fuck Yeah Nature Kids
womaninthewoods:

getinthewoods:

Money. #campvibes #adventuremobile #vw #westfalia #vanagon #getoutside #oregon #campervan (at Cape Lookout State Park)

Exactly the van I see myself gutting .

womaninthewoods:

getinthewoods:

Money. #campvibes #adventuremobile #vw #westfalia #vanagon #getoutside #oregon #campervan (at Cape Lookout State Park)

Exactly the van I see myself gutting .

Reblogged from MIND OVER MATTER
Reblogged from To Looking Forward
dreadflower:

this tattoo though

dreadflower:

this tattoo though

Reblogged from Dark Paradise
nols-edu:

Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. THIS leaf has jagged edges. THIS rock looks loose. From THIS place the snow is less visible, even though closer. These are things you should notice anyway. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountains which sustain life, not the top.” - Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance #NOLS #climbing #mountaineering #mountain #cascades #pacificnorthwest

nols-edu:

Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. THIS leaf has jagged edges. THIS rock looks loose. From THIS place the snow is less visible, even though closer. These are things you should notice anyway. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It’s the sides of the mountains which sustain life, not the top.” - Robert Pirsig, Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance #NOLS #climbing #mountaineering #mountain #cascades #pacificnorthwest

Reblogged from NOLS.edu Tumblr

treeporn:

Beautiful tree tattoos. (sources unknown).

update: first image on the bottom row is actually a pair of AMAZING leggings by Black Milk. Though they would make great tattoos too. (Thanks butt-t0uches)

Reblogged from Tree Porn
I’ve been working to take down dams for most of my life. The idea, once considered crazy, is gaining momentum.
Reblogged from Patagonia