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Dominic Alhambra  Musician and writer working with @texasconservationcorps

Red Crew has been working with the Water Quality Protection Lands to remove invasive species that prevent fresh water from entering Austin’s water supply, including Mesquite and Ashe Juniper. The team has been hard at work! And happy #dayoftheA @americorpstx ! ~~~
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Had a great end to our work with @treefolks! Red Crew received some statistics for our 10 days of tree planting: We covered 12.6 acres of land with native trees, visiting 47 sites and a total of 8548 trees planted! On this last day we planted 1317 trees, which meant that each member of our crew would have done 160+ trees in just a day! Rushing Rock Ranch owners were kind enough to give us some swag and fried chicken, and we also pet a 🐈 and a 🐕 at Montesino Ranch. This was a really relaxing two weeks of service, with a lot of views of private lands I wouldn’t have seen otherwise, so super appreciative of the experience!
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Lots of tree planting with @treefolks today around Wimberley, TX! Over halfway done with our goal - we’ll get a full count by Friday 🤓 But also some juggling of spaghetti squash.
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#riverside #outdoors #conservationphotography #wildlifeconservation #outdoorphotoshoot #treefolks #treelife #texas #wimberleytexas #conservationcorps #texasconservationcorps #txcc #🌎 #treeplanting #plantsomething #blancoriver #jugglers #juggling #austintexas #redcrewbestcrew

Got some great pictures while at Reimers Ranch North Shore, climbing at Middle Earth Wall with some appropriately themed routes, toproping “Blood of the Dwarves” (5.9), “Hobbit Hole” (5.7), “Amazing Legacy of JRR Tolkien” (5.10a), “A Mortal Life” (5.10a), and “My Precious” (5.9). My first ever outside lead climb was “Hello World” (5.8) - also very fitting! Thanks to @sully4043, Jake Janeiro, @matthewrshannon, @classypinata, @pooyahat, @becaamazing for belaying me and pictures! ~~~
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Red Crew is working with @treefolks to plant trees around Wimberley, which recently experienced an unprecedented flood that swept away trees around the local river, which has made the area even more susceptible to flooding. Planting trees will help prevent soil erosion and reinvigorate the beauty of the small town’s little river! Here is Eli, a co-lead of our crew, planting a budding tree (will identify which one later).
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Climbed outdoors for the first time at Austin’s Greenbelt! Started out the day with “Touch of Class” (5.7) at Guide’s Wall, then got to send “Lifestyles” (5.10c), and redpoint “Trojan” (5.9) at Rubber Wall. Near the top of the latter two were was a challenging move that somehow got harder the second time around! Really enjoyed my time and thanks to Hart for leading and building anchors and overall guidance, and to Joe Sullivan and Jake Janeiro for belaying and some of the stylish pics! Also to Hart’s dog for pulling some cute moves for everyone on the ground 😽
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Fritz Hughes Park before and after: we spent the last week building out box steps for kayakers to easily get out on the water. Lots of logistical planning to prevent the steps from conflicting with each other, but the team worked really well with each other and we got this thing done in a few days! Whereas we’ve done renovations to trails at Greenbelt, this is a new step in founding a new path for the outdoors-y type! ~
#trailbuilding #trails #trailadventure #boxsteps #conservationcorps #texas #austin #traviscounty #parks #outdoorspace #texasconstruction #kayaking🚣 #mansfielddam #conservationist #wildlifeconservation #teamwork #redcrewbestcrew

Spent the last week at Camp Eagle with in-depth safety training on America’s least known competitive sport, chainsawing. Had a great time cooking, sawing and freezing with my co-peeps and learning that chainsaws are not just for horror movies. We worked on an invasive Juniper infestation to help with moderating the ecology of Camp Eagle. On the off-hours, there were some great sites for small hikes and fishing. If you ever want to go to the middle of nowhere to see what a Texan forest looks like, look no further!
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@classypinata wanted to know what Fuji X100 pics looked like, so found some very low light ones from a St. Vincent concert in 2016. While it still can’t match camera thousands of dollars above, the blacks I got from these JPEGS far surpassed my phone!
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The climbing was awesome at #HuecoTanks, but the approach was equally great, with beautiful views of the desert. The group hauled so much stuff up the rocks, it was fun to record their efforts. ~~~
#climbing #bouldering #hiking #outdoors #texas #elpaso #climbingtraining #climbingphotography #cameras #crashpads #crashpadlifestyle #hikingphotography

Another footage test (better raw footage stuck on the machine for now) - lots of humidity and sand to deal with. Thanks to @amarsotomayor for being patient as I stared at a phone for a couple hours looking for some good views of #puertorico . #elyunque is so beautiful from a distance and Vega Alta had some nice views of hilly terrain and Rio Cubico. Would love to get more footage of SW PR, great mountains there. Track is “Thousands” from my SoundCloud.

I want to thank Cory for two things: first, bringing me out to Colorado in 2016 to hike a few #14er like Mount Sherman, but also to know when to call it quits; after 3 hours of fighting against freezing morning winds and trudging through deeper and deeper snow, he told me that we’re getting too deep (no pun intended). We turned around, already satisfied by the views we got over the valley. The next day we found an avalanche had occurred where we were at. Mt. Sherman in February was an exercise in humility, but most of all the ability to let things go - so we can do even more of it in our life at the right time and day. Can’t do much more hiking when buried six feet under snow.

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