#flashbackfriday to that time the park rangers weren’t happy about me riding in the back of a pickup truck.
“No matter how sophisticated you may be, a large granite mountain cannot be denied – it speaks in silence to the very core of your being”
(Ansel Adams)

I miss the Valley already. 

 #yosemite #elcap #nature #anseladams #outdoors
"Keep close to Nature’s heart… and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean." -John Muir
This past week in the Valley has been filled with memories that will last a lifetime with new friendships that will last a lifetime as well. It was an honor to be a part of the @americanalpine International Climber’s Meet this year. Sunrise on the #dawnwall of #elcap. #yosemite. #icm2014
Excellent sunset view of #halfdome in #yosemite. Great final view of the valley on my last night here. Picture taken from the top out of The Surprise (10a) on Five Open Books crag.  Cant wait to be back in the valley! #icm2014
Packed and headin West! Stoked for #yosemite and the International Climbers Meet! #icm2014
"There is a hidden message in every waterfall. It says, if you are flexible, falling will not hurt you!"
-Mehmet Murat Ildan               Hays Creek Falls #colorado
"Climb if you will, but remember that courage and strength are not without prejudice, and that a momentary negligence may destroy the happiness of a lifetime. Do nothing in haste; look well to each step; and from the beginning think of what may be the end." -Edward Whymper. #colorado #independencepass #autumn #quotes
Mountain ponds on #independencepass #colorado #autumn #aspen
#autumn in Marble #colorado
"Climb the mountains and get their good tidings. Nature’s peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into trees. The winds will blow their own freshness into you, and the storms their energy, while cares will drop away from you like the leaves of Autumn." -John Muir
@skinpoetry #colorado #rockclimbing #aspen #independencepass #autumn
Gore Range. #vail #colorado
Don cranking the moves at Staunton state park yesterday for our AAC Colorado Climbing  Posse meetup! #colorado #rockclimbing @americanalpine
Less is more. #Utah desert picture from the road last weekend
Throwback to last weekend in #indiancreek #Utah. Best time of my life climbing! The creek is a powerful place. I will be back. Photo by @skinpoetry #rockclimbing #tradclimbing #photography #petzlgram #meetthemoment #nature #outdoors #mammut
Indian Creek #utah. I had an amazing weekend with some amazing people in the desert. Glad i was able to make it happen this weekend! #rockclimbing #desert #tradclimbing