I came across this video in my Vimeo feed and loved it. Had to share it with all the Adayak fans out there.
To those who keep trying; those who carry on, who don’t stop when they want to give up, who test boundaries and fight fear with heart. To those who weather the storm, who choose character over comfort; those who enter the thicket of the wild, who persist, who get back up, wipe the sweat, and march forward, despite the uncertainty: the possibility of failure. To those: the few, the daring, who endure, who press on past the last gasp, who turn and face their obstacles and discouragement. To those who raise their hand when the weight seems too much; those who define courage, who separate the strong from the weak, who haunt a brand of passion set aside for such a breed.
To those who have the heart, here’s to you: the creatures of the deep.
Director / Camera / Edit: Josh Brine (joshbrine.com)
Co Creative Directors: Jacob Cowdin (jacobcowdin.squarespace.com) and Luke Leasure (lukeandmalloryphotography.com)
Music: “Byegone” by Volcano Choir
Words: Josh Brine
Wow – what an incredible adventure this looks like. Three brothers explore the Bear Island for waves. They live in a tent, and carry all their stuff on sledges. The bring tons of gear for fishing, climbing, snowboarding, kite surfing, etc. Any adventure you can think of, they did it there on Bear Island — thousands of miles from home with the threat of polar bears around every corner.
Check out the trailer.
Ever wonder what it’s like to live in a van, traveling across the country to compete in mountain biking races? Well, Ryan Gardner is living that life and it’s been documented in this short 4 minute film called “The Van Life 2″
This video features Knapps Castle trail in the backcountry of Santa Barbara, California.
This is a really cool illustrated video showing great information about some of the world’s greatest peaks.
Nature lovers will enjoy this video, which walks you through the world’s most interesting mountains – from the highest in altitude to the hardest to climb, the most dangerous or highest unclimbed; from Everest to Kilimanjaro – all in under two minutes.
Not a bad pace to pitch a tent. Lake George is one of the most beautiful natural lakes in the eastern United States – located in upper New York just North of Albany.
What a beautiful photograph by Foxpawz on Reddit. Taken early in the morning at Stuart Lake, Washington while on a camping trip. Who needs coffee when you can wake up to something like this instead?
Here’s a photo from the early morning of the Sawtooth Mountain Range in Idaho. Absolutely beautiful.
What’s your favorite mountain range?
Great shot of some hikers making the trek down from the top of Angel’s Landing in Zion National Park. I’ve been to Zion, but didn’t have the chance to make this climb. Definitely on the Top 10 list of things to do in the next few years. Thanks to tsaiproject on Flickr.
Tomorrow is the 4th of July – America’s Independence Day. It’s a day to remember all of those who sacrificed everything to found this great nation. Most Americans do that with BBQs and fireworks. But you’re not like most Americans. You honor America’s birthday by spending quality time with her, in nature.
With the 4th landing on a Thursday, there’s no doubt a lot of you will be taking an extra long weekend to spend with friends and family in the outdoors. Going on a camping trip? Canoeing down the river? Climbing that peak you’ve always wanted to bag?
We would love to hear how you’re spending this holiday weekend. Post your adventure in the comment section and we’ll give you a code for 50% off anything in our shop. Be sure to leave your email in the the comment form. And you must post your adventure by July 7.
This video by Zach Friedbauer gives an excellent look into what it takes to hike Angels Landing in Zion National Park. Angels Landing is on the top of my to do list – it just looks incredible. Not only the views but with all the surrounding wildlife.
The trail to Angels Landing is 2.4 miles (3.9 km) long. It begins at the Grotto drop off point on the park’s shuttle system. It roughly follows the path of the Virgin River for some time, slowly gaining elevation in sandy terrain. As the trail gets steeper and leaves behind the river, it becomes paved. After a series of steep switchbacks, the trail goes through the area between Angels Landing and the Zion Canyon that is a gradual ascent. Walter’s Wiggles, a series of 21 steep switchbacks, are the last hurdle before Scout Lookout. Scout Lookout is generally the turnaround point for those who are unwilling to make the final summit push to the top of Angels Landing. The last half-mile of the trail is strenuous and littered with sharp drop offs and narrow paths. Chains to grip are provided for portions of the last half-mile to the top at 5,790 feet (1,760 m). Filmed and Edited by: Zach Friedbauer. Starring: Shane Stutzman. Filmed on a Canon DSLR.
Have you hiked this trail? What was your experience like?