Q:Hey! Just wanted to stop by and say thanks for the follow, and for having an awesome blog man!
Hey back fellow Tim! 8-) Thank you for the follow as well as the kind words, man! I look forward to seeing the stuff you put up, that mirror self-shot is great hahaha
Q:Hey, thanks for the follow! I've been a longtime follower of yours, I've always loved your blog. Cheers. :)
Aw thanks so much! I’m very happy to have you on board haha :)
Yes of course! Actually I thought I’d been following you for a while and was surprised I wasn’t! :\ I remember way back we had a chat about “I wish they’d post the locations of all these beautiful places these pictures are of!?” or something along that line haha
Franz Josef Glacier - Westland Natl Park New Zealand
After hiking in the Fjordlands/Mt Aspiring Natl Parks to the south, we ventured up the west coast of South Island to Fox Glacier, Franz Josef and Greymouth. I’m not sure how or where I got the idea of this region of NZ but I was very surprised at what it all looked like haha! Far from disappointing, this region is chilly and windy and receives quite a lot of annual rainfall resembling more of the Seattle, WA/BC Canada scenery and really beautiful where as for some reason I’d thought it would be like Australia haha??
Anyway, hiking in was a lot of fun. very flat and easy to do, the village of Franz Josef is a mere hour walk to this glacier. I was really hoping to actually get to climb out on it, but that opportunity is reserved for people who pay the bucks for a tour guide :\
In typical NZ fashion the weather was whacky. We were rained on at the start, then the sun breaks through the clouds and it becomes intensely sunny, then upon departure it started raining again haha. I was very grateful for the sun to peak out because it afforded some of the better shots :) It was a really neat walk and the gorge is really impressive and quite diminutive! The pictures, per usual, do not quantify the immensity of this place.
142 years ago today, Yellowstone became America’s first national park - an idea that would spread worldwide. Old Faithful and the majority of the world’s geysers are preserved here. A mountain wild land, home to grizzly bears, wolves, and herds of bison and elk, the park is the core of one of the last, nearly intact, natural ecosystems in the Earth’s temperate zone.
Photo: Jeremy Stevens (www.sharetheexperience.org)
New Zealand… ROCKS!
I had the absolute pleasure of experiencing New Zealand not 3 weeks ago and I tried in many ways to log my time there and really, cannot. Well, no one would have actually wanted to sit there and read the six-scroller that it was or, have to scroll past on the main page haha. Well fear not, because this guy nails it! in this time lapse video.
I’ll leave it to all of you saying just this; there are, without question, so many marvelous and beautiful places in this world that simply must be seen and visited. New Zealand where everyone is of the same opinion that you have to visit before you’re dead. I only contend that while that surely is the case the world over, I feel there are places that some people want to see and others not so much? For instance I’d love to see London and Paris. The shortness, however, hates cities and congestion and would rather not (or really just for no longer than an overnight stay…). But I feel, with absolute certainty, that NZ will have everything everywhere to appeal to everyone.
If you can’t fly, swim. If you’re in jail, breeeaaaak oooouuuut! Haha, but get there. It’s the absolute best.
New Zealand… Like Lord of the Rings!
Videographer: Shawn Reeder
Hello, I’m Tim. I have a gear problem.
I need zero backpacks… yet, I want ALL of the backpacks! >:D
Every time I get on one of these deal-sites, I cruise through their packs drooling. Like, a Granite Gear Nimbus Core: a baller pack that holds a bear canister like a champion, ALPS mt packs: 95L for $90.
Someone in the market for a pack please read this and get yourself one. Do it for the children.
EDIT: Sites to visit are steepandcheap.com, theclymb.com and leftlanesports.com. Thanks fruitflower ;)