My journey this time begins with a bittersweet goodbye, the details of which I can’t say and the likes of which I haven’t felt in a rather long time. Luckily, it didn’t set a tone for the trip, as but all paths, this one ended in similar fashion. Heading to the airport filled me with … Continue reading Escaping to the wide open skies of Colorado
A great day hike was exactly what I needed, especially after a few months without any mountains. My friend Erik suggested Bassi Falls, which is near Union Valley Reservoir in the Sierra Nevada range. We were hoping for massive amounts of runoff from our recent and history snowfall this past winter. We were pleasantly rewarded… … Continue reading Short hike to roaring Bassi Falls
Josiah Q. Roe has been featured on countless outdoor and adventure channels, including Ritz Carlton magazine and the U.S. Department of the Interior. When he isn’t romping around grabbing shots for retail brands in the mountains or deserts, he serves as an associate editor at The Outbound Collective AND product designer for lots of high profile … Continue reading Q&A with Photographer Josiah Q. Roe
Mia’s birthday weekend snuck up and we needed a quick out-of-town. We bolted up to Mount Shasta for a stay at the McCloud Mercantile Hotel to see the sights and be downright lazy. Along the way we stopped at Hedge Creek Falls, which was positively roaring right now due to all the rains in California … Continue reading Quick trip to Hedge Creek Falls and Mt. Shasta
I call it the proverbial ‘dead week’. The space between Christmas and New Year when everyone fights post-Yuletide depression while waiting for a new cycle to begin. And, rather than lay and wait while dreaming of new beginnings, I decided to return to Canada with Mia and see what Victoria, British Columbia had to offer. … Continue reading Exploring a wintry but cozy Victoria, British Columbia
I’ve been asked by several people and have given nearly the same response. How was your trip to Yosemite? Did you love it? Awkward pause… Not really, I’d respond in slight embarrassment, No, one of California’s most iconic landscapes didn’t inspire me all that much. In truth, it’s a hard answer to stomach. It’s a … Continue reading Gasp! I went to Yosemite and wasn’t blown away.
They say the best things in life are free, but in a sad oversight, that didn’t include National or State Parks… I say that because of the surprise every time I enter one of them. If not for the very entrance fee of stewardship and preserving beauty, it seems worth it at such small costs … Continue reading Mini road trip to Lassen Nat’l Park and Burney Falls