Saturday, May 22, 2010

Weekend Warrior - Videos to get you STOKED

I've never been to the Sierras before (an abomination, I know). I hope to reform this anathema this summer on my road trip down to Prescott, AZ. Maybe I'll do the Hulk, I don't know.

I do know, however, that there is something romantic and audacious about packing up your truck with nothing but a sleeping bag and climbing gear, and driving down miles and miles of American highways.

The first video is of Peter Croft and Conrad Anker; it won the John Muir Gold Award at the 2009 Yosemite Film Festival. The second video is by Ross Ching, an absolutely amazing still photographer based out of LA. It is part of his "Eclectic" series. I quote, "It’s amazing how many beautiful places you’ll come across when you go exploring without any real direction...".

Great American Climbing Road Trips, I salute you.

The Incredible Hulk - Solar Flare from Granite Films Jim Surette on Vimeo.

Eclectic 3.0: The Roads Less Traveled from Ross Ching on Vimeo.

-Dyan Padagas, Program Coordinator

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