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Joel | Colorado | Maine

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Another day in the neighborhood.

Another day in the neighborhood.

1,538 38 29 March, 2019

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I went deep into my archives, I found an old image that stopped me on my tracks. Reflecting on that moment when  the mountain has left me feeling renewed, more content and positive than I’ve been for weeks then, as if something has been given back after a long absence, as if my eyes have opened once again. As John Muir once said, ‘the wilderness is a necessity.’
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Best part about climbing a mountain in snow is you get to slide down. Do you see the hikers?

I went deep into my archives, I found an old image that stopped me on my tracks. Reflecting on that moment when the mountain has left me feeling renewed, more content and positive than I’ve been for weeks then, as if something has been given back after a long absence, as if my eyes have opened once again. As John Muir once said, ‘the wilderness is a necessity.’
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Best part about climbing a mountain in snow is you get to slide down. Do you see the hikers?

1,265 50 21 March, 2019
The secret keyhole to paradise. 🗝🌄

The secret keyhole to paradise. 🗝🌄

4,786 98 18 March, 2019

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Living on the edge. 👀 
Like the Grand Canyon, big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

Living on the edge. 👀
Like the Grand Canyon, big enough to be overwhelming, still intimate enough to feel the pulse of time, Black Canyon of the Gunnison exposes you to some of the steepest cliffs, oldest rock, and craggiest spires in North America. With two million years to work, the Gunnison River, along with the forces of weathering, has sculpted this vertical wilderness of rock, water, and sky.

1,213 20 17 March, 2019
Just another day in the neighborhood. 🍂

Just another day in the neighborhood. 🍂

1,121 31 16 March, 2019
Happy Friday, folks. 🚣🏼‍♂️

Happy Friday, folks. 🚣🏼‍♂️

1,343 29 15 March, 2019

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Another day bites the dust. 🕺🏼

Another day bites the dust. 🕺🏼

1,150 28 14 March, 2019
The most lightweight, compact, and weatherproof bags from @matador.up now come in a new color, Coyote. These Advanced Series bags are designed to withstand the demands of adventure travel, and pack down to the size of your palm. #putyourselfoutthere

The most lightweight, compact, and weatherproof bags from @matador.up now come in a new color, Coyote. These Advanced Series bags are designed to withstand the demands of adventure travel, and pack down to the size of your palm. #putyourselfoutthere

815 29 12 March, 2019
Nothing beats a walk in the woods. 🌲👯‍♂️🌲

Nothing beats a walk in the woods. 🌲👯‍♂️🌲

2,880 52 9 March, 2019
I really enjoy seeing other people work on your own photos. It brings out a fresh perspective and endless creativity into seeing what they can do. It never cease to amaze me. Collaborating with my good friend @aroundq - his shot, my edit. 👨🏻‍🎨

I really enjoy seeing other people work on your own photos. It brings out a fresh perspective and endless creativity into seeing what they can do. It never cease to amaze me. Collaborating with my good friend @aroundq - his shot, my edit. 👨🏻‍🎨

1,558 31 8 March, 2019
A treasured memory is the lasting gift of time well spent in Crested Butte, Colorado. A gem of a town filled with endless opportunities for any kind of adventure. What would you do with 72 hours in CB? Check the link in my bio on how to spend 72 hours. #72inCB ☃️

A treasured memory is the lasting gift of time well spent in Crested Butte, Colorado. A gem of a town filled with endless opportunities for any kind of adventure. What would you do with 72 hours in CB? Check the link in my bio on how to spend 72 hours. #72inCB ☃️

1,882 72 6 March, 2019
The Iconic Crystal Mill is a wooden powerhouse built in 1892, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Astonishing is that Crystal never had nor does it have now, electricity.
It is said that the mill harnessed the river adjacent to the mill to power the air compressor housed inside. Also, early engineers had built a dam across the river, which funneled water down the vertical penstock (the ladder-like structure) onto a horizontal wheel, which drove an axle in the penstock.

The penstock powered the air compressor. In turn, the enormous compressor ran drills in the nearby Sheep Mountain and Bear Mountain mines. The drills were used to bore holes in the mine walls for the placement of dynamite. After the dynamite was detonated, the miners removed the whole ore.
Even the operation shut down in 1917, the site has been preserved with the help of the Gunnison and Aspen historical societies and today The Crystal Mill remained an attraction for the city of Crystal. Ain’t history neat?

The Iconic Crystal Mill is a wooden powerhouse built in 1892, added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985. Astonishing is that Crystal never had nor does it have now, electricity.
It is said that the mill harnessed the river adjacent to the mill to power the air compressor housed inside. Also, early engineers had built a dam across the river, which funneled water down the vertical penstock (the ladder-like structure) onto a horizontal wheel, which drove an axle in the penstock.

The penstock powered the air compressor. In turn, the enormous compressor ran drills in the nearby Sheep Mountain and Bear Mountain mines. The drills were used to bore holes in the mine walls for the placement of dynamite. After the dynamite was detonated, the miners removed the whole ore.
Even the operation shut down in 1917, the site has been preserved with the help of the Gunnison and Aspen historical societies and today The Crystal Mill remained an attraction for the city of Crystal. Ain’t history neat?

3,273 86 5 March, 2019