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
I wasn’t expecting as much fun and I surely wasn’t expecting to be impressed, but Lensbaby delivers on the affordable Spark. It’s likely lighter than any lens you’ve put on your DSLR and functions in a similarly unique fashion, the Lensbaby Spark is a selective focus wonder with a paired down feature set. Coming in … Continue reading Lensbaby Spark Review
It’s not that I hate the rain, in fact quite the opposite; I’d like to be out in it for longer. Anyone in California right now knows, we’ve had a lot of rain, in fact, maybe even records amount of it. What better time to grab some miles and test out durable water repellent! (You’re … Continue reading Granger’s DWR Wash & Repel Review
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.
I’d been wanting to go for as along as I can remember. Sweden. The other half of me, or at least the one I would become better acquainted with. What I didn’t realize is that after a year of planning, I would convince my whole family to go. Even more unfathomable is the fact that … Continue reading Finding my ancestors in the forests of Ölme, Sweden