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I shot all these on a Konika c35 that I picked up at the thrift store by my house.  All using plain ol’ kodak 400 and 200 gold.

Here’s a few more snaps from my time in the U.A.E.

Photography is funny.  This was my ‘test’ shot and it’s also the best photo (in my opinion) I shot all night.
Would you rather be lucky, or good?

Photography is funny.  This was my ‘test’ shot and it’s also the best photo (in my opinion) I shot all night.

Would you rather be lucky, or good?

More mini ramp fun with with some friends.

(photo credit goes to Chris Oakley on all these skateboarding pictures)

I’ve been skating for over ten years and until a month ago, had never done a frontside grind on a transition. Ever.  
So to me, this photo represents everything that is awesome about skateboarding.
Every one skates their own way. Every one skates at their own level. Every one does every trick a little bit different. This photo might not impress you, which is understandable, but you bet your ass my friends cheered for me when I rolled away from this.
And for that reason, among so many others, I’ll always love skateboarding.
(Photo by Chris Oakley)

I’ve been skating for over ten years and until a month ago, had never done a frontside grind on a transition. Ever.  

So to me, this photo represents everything that is awesome about skateboarding.

Every one skates their own way. Every one skates at their own level. Every one does every trick a little bit different. This photo might not impress you, which is understandable, but you bet your ass my friends cheered for me when I rolled away from this.

And for that reason, among so many others, I’ll always love skateboarding.

(Photo by Chris Oakley)

While up on the summit of point Lenana, we were lucky enough to meet this weird Austrian dude named klaus.  He has some strong ties to the mountain and one of the camps below the summit.  The camp is called Austrian hut and Klaus gave us the history of the hut.  enjoy! 

Oh, the language is a bit… salty.  So heads up if ya don’t wanna hear some swears.

The hike up to Shiptons camp was pretty rough.  Nine solid hours of hiking, of which eight were in a drizzling rain storm.  Once we got there though, the weather cleared up for us and stayed mostly clear for the duration of our stay up there.

Jun 7
So here we sit in the airport in Bozeman, Montana.  We left from Nairobi to Doha, Qatar on tuesday, June 5th and then after a couple hour layover, we were off to Dubai for a 12 hour layover.  Once in Dubai, we checked into a Holiday Inn to catch some zzzzzz’s and then headed on to Atlanta.  From there, we zipped over to Minneapolis and then after all that, here we are on thursday June 7th in Bozeman.  The non-rev life is pretty wild sometimes.
The last month seems like a blur and seems closer to a dream than reality.  It’s strange to think that just a few days ago we were saying goodbye to all our new friends and heading off to Nairobi to jump on a plane; and now I’m sitting here in Montana trying to figure out where the time went.  I feel as though a part of me stayed in Kenya and continues to live on there while I stumble back to Salt Lake.  I know that I’ll be back over there sooner than later but, it still seems very strange to be leaving.  Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe it.
This is not the last I’ll post of our trip, but this photo seemed to be the perfect representaion of how I feel now that the trip is over.  
The sun may have set on that chapter of my life, but after every sunset comes a sunrise, and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.
Love ya’ll and as always, thanks for reading.

So here we sit in the airport in Bozeman, Montana.  We left from Nairobi to Doha, Qatar on tuesday, June 5th and then after a couple hour layover, we were off to Dubai for a 12 hour layover.  Once in Dubai, we checked into a Holiday Inn to catch some zzzzzz’s and then headed on to Atlanta.  From there, we zipped over to Minneapolis and then after all that, here we are on thursday June 7th in Bozeman.  The non-rev life is pretty wild sometimes.

The last month seems like a blur and seems closer to a dream than reality.  It’s strange to think that just a few days ago we were saying goodbye to all our new friends and heading off to Nairobi to jump on a plane; and now I’m sitting here in Montana trying to figure out where the time went.  I feel as though a part of me stayed in Kenya and continues to live on there while I stumble back to Salt Lake.  I know that I’ll be back over there sooner than later but, it still seems very strange to be leaving.  Surreal doesn’t even begin to describe it.

This is not the last I’ll post of our trip, but this photo seemed to be the perfect representaion of how I feel now that the trip is over.  

The sun may have set on that chapter of my life, but after every sunset comes a sunrise, and I can’t wait to see what tomorrow brings.

Love ya’ll and as always, thanks for reading.

Jun 3

Our first day on the Mountain consisted of rain, walking and John Prine.  We started at Sirimon gate which sits at about 8000 ft and marched our way up to Ol Moses camp which lies at 10,830 ft.  All in all it took about four hours, of which it rained for at least three.  Being as it was so wet, I was unable to snap many photos of the hike up but I was able to snap some good stuff once the weather cleared.  

The photo that looks down the road with the poles on the right of the frame, marks a pretty cool moment for me.  This was taken at the first flat section of terrain after three hours of muddy, uphill, somewhat miserable hiking.  I was a bit…..shall we say, grumpy, and then right as I got onto the flat, the weather cleared and the song “That’s the way that the world goes ‘round” by Mr. Prine came on and put an instant smile on my face.  If you don’t know the song, you should check it out.  Here’s a link.

http://youtu.be/q0HafJzbCBA

So tomorrow morning, we leave to climb Mt. Kenya for the next eight days.  I won’t be able to get on the interwebs until we get back off the hill, but I should have a whole lot of awesome stuff to share with ya’ll when I can get connected again.  He have a HUGE project waiting for us up there and we’re all super excited to get going on it.  Until then, here are some random shots that I like for you to browse.  I hope you like ‘em as much as I do!

Stay tuned….