Wood shingles of a Civil War era house.

Wood shingles of a Civil War era house.

30 July 2014 ·

On American Civil War battlefields, memorials of fallen commanders are marked at their place of death with an upside-down canon.

On American Civil War battlefields, memorials of fallen commanders are marked at their place of death with an upside-down canon.

30 July 2014 ·

Exploring Antietam battlefield in Maryland, the site of the bloodiest day of American history.

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30 July 2014 ·

Exploring Antietam battlefield in Maryland, the site of the bloodiest day of American history.

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30 July 2014 ·

A memorial spire on the Antietam battlefield in #Maryland

A memorial spire on the Antietam battlefield in #Maryland

30 July 2014 ·

The high summer sun seeped though the faded and dried planks that made up the shell of a recreated Civil War barn which had been destroyed in the fighting at #Antietam.

The high summer sun seeped though the faded and dried planks that made up the shell of a recreated Civil War barn which had been destroyed in the fighting at #Antietam.

29 July 2014 ·

Reflections of the clouds and trees in this old window of a house dating back past the American Civil War.

Reflections of the clouds and trees in this old window of a house dating back past the American Civil War.

29 July 2014 ·

Hey Live Gnarly Army, have you been to Antietam? Today I tagged along with my good friend and Civil War buff Pat to the battlefield and the site where 20,000+ soldiers lost their lives … In one day. It was a place I hadn’t been to since elementary school, and walking the battlefield as an adult was a much different experience. Here I am checking out the inside of an house close to the battlefield that is normally locked up, but happened to be open. An old pot hanger that swung into the stone fireplace was all that was left, though the it was interesting imagining living in it while this war raged just hundreds of yards away. More to come on this!

Hey Live Gnarly Army, have you been to Antietam? Today I tagged along with my good friend and Civil War buff Pat to the battlefield and the site where 20,000+ soldiers lost their lives … In one day. It was a place I hadn’t been to since elementary school, and walking the battlefield as an adult was a much different experience. Here I am checking out the inside of an house close to the battlefield that is normally locked up, but happened to be open. An old pot hanger that swung into the stone fireplace was all that was left, though the it was interesting imagining living in it while this war raged just hundreds of yards away. More to come on this!

28 July 2014 ·

Hello from Floyd Fest!!! The music is in the air, the summer sun is bright in a cloudless sky, and the beer is flowing!  (at FloydFest)

Hello from Floyd Fest!!! The music is in the air, the summer sun is bright in a cloudless sky, and the beer is flowing! (at FloydFest)

26 July 2014 ·

seattlestravels:

Dinner & filming last night. My favourite was the octopus and sea grapes. Yumm.

Awesomeeee

23 July 2014 ·

Hiking and climbing on Sugarloaf Mountain in #Maryland. There is almost no freer feeling than that of running wild and unhindered in nature — through the soft and bright green ferns, across the jagged and moss covered boulders, over the fallen logs, ascending rock face — hands and feet feeling for cracks and scars to keep climbing up and up and up — until finally you are at the apex of it all, looking out over the sprawling landscape and endless horizon and the tippy tops of trees.

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23 July 2014 ·

#Origami birds fluttering about at a café where I was writing.  (at H Street Coffee House & Cafe)

#Origami birds fluttering about at a café where I was writing. (at H Street Coffee House & Cafe)

22 July 2014 ·

From my hike yesterday after reaching the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Glorious things await for those who keep on climbing, no matter how hard it gets ;) (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

From my hike yesterday after reaching the top of Sugarloaf Mountain. Glorious things await for those who keep on climbing, no matter how hard it gets ;) (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

22 July 2014 ·

Bright green ferns covering the forest floor of Sugarloaf Mountain. Love wandering through the woods.  (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

Bright green ferns covering the forest floor of Sugarloaf Mountain. Love wandering through the woods. (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

22 July 2014 ·

After climbing up a rock face, grazing silently only feet away was a deer. It’s moments like these — amongst nature in it’s beautiful grace and silence, it’s life and vibrancy, that makes wandering and hiking so uplifting to the spirit. (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

After climbing up a rock face, grazing silently only feet away was a deer. It’s moments like these — amongst nature in it’s beautiful grace and silence, it’s life and vibrancy, that makes wandering and hiking so uplifting to the spirit. (at Sugarloaf Mountain Natural Area)

21 July 2014 ·

I am...

Life is short. Time is precious. I know this all too well.
 
My childhood was wrought with pain and destruction. My father was a drunk, my mother did drugs.
 
My teenage years were consumed in a mist.
 
My Mother committed suicide, I found my father dead from a heart attack and held him in my arms with a fools hope he would come back to life.
 
Why do I tell you this?
 
Because I've been to the darkness. And I know nothing good lies there, or lies in standing idle.
 
There is no time to be bored.
 
I tell you this so you know I too have been through shit, and you can claw your way out to a better life.

I live for travel. I live for cultures, I live for adventure. I live for smiles. I live for friendship. I live for cultures unknown. I live for adrenaline.

I live.

Live Gnarly or Merely Exist? That is the Question.

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