This year, I had the absolute pleasure of trekking high up into the San Gabriel Mountains near Los Angeles to bring 12 lbs. of fresh fruit and veggies up to thru-hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail. These brave souls amble their way up and down a narrow strip of trail from Mexico to Canada, hiking over 2,650 miles in the process. They give each other wild trail names like Sherlock, Pinkman, and Crush and harbor a Lost Boys-style camaraderie. I embarked on this portrait project to showcase the beautiful abandon written all over each one of their faces. Their stories made me tremble and smile and remember to carpe the hell out of every last diem.
A Whirling Dervish of Clouds. Eastern Sierra. CA.
Shark’s Fin. Alabama Hills. CA.
Wild Willy’s Hot Spring. Mammoth. CA.
Looking Back at Langley. Eastern Sierra. CA.
Feral Fox Tattoo. Benton Hot Springs. CA.
Heaven at Benton Hot Springs. CA.
Sunset over the White Mountains. Benton Cemetery. CA.
Summit of Mount Langley. Eastern Sierra. CA
Deep Sandstone Moods. Zion National Park. Utah.