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Nick Smith  Adventure photographer stowed away in some dudes van🚐 currently heading to Zion 🌅

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Finding the Aiguille du joshua tree was no simple task considering we had no guides or Internet In joshua tree. @joseromero93 and I spent a couple days asking around untill after a couple misleading directions, we were told the correct way. We drove down the dirt road to the start of the hike at night so that we could try and get some star shots over it, but after half an hour of hiking randomly in the dark, we gave up. In the morning light, it's location was only too obvious. It's hard to miss this formation. We wanted to shoot the sunset there, so we spent the rest of the day climbing close by. When sunset hit, we were there ready to go. It was a pretty great way to finish off our days in j-tree.

The popularity of national parks draws in cities and towns to their boarders. Along with these cities comes unnatural light. Slowly the night skies of the national park have been polluted. The red you see in this photo is not a photo shopped sunset. In fact, it's the light from towns like Mariposa, Merced and Fresno. This photo was taken around 1am

Night time fires in tahoe with @masonbeseler1105

I remember looking out on this scene yesterday and thinking that it looked prehistoric. Those crazy joshua trees scattered about among huge piles of boulders...

Hey! I've been off the grid a bit in joshua tree! Just got out of the park after four pretty epic days with @joseromero93. We made the mistake of going in with the intention of climbing, but not bringing a climbing book... in any case, we found our way around and got to do some rad climbs. Oh, and I understand why you bring tape gloves to climb here! Four days of climbing straight with no tape gloves has left my hands pretty thrashed #worthit

This winter was my first season skiing. I started off extremely bad, and ended up not much better haha. I have a lot of fun with it though and that's what matters

Lower yosemite falls in all its glory.

This is the first photo from my first adventure with @joseromero93, 2 minutes ago, we set out on another. A long southwest road trip from San Francisco to Denver, Colorado hitting just about everything in between. For me this will last just shy of a month, for Jose it'll take up the rest of this year. The stoke is real! LET'S GO! 📸: @zeekyan

We're currently putting the final touches on the van! Expecting to leave around 2 •

This is the milky way over Temple crag in the Palisades

While I was in yosemite yesterday, I saw this photo taken by @britainandrew and had a sudden urge to edit it. I love this one, he was one lucky dude to catch a deer crossing the river in front of Half Dome. Tomorrow I'll be in joshua tree!

Today I start a month long road trip through the southwest. I'm extremely stoked! I've never been anywhere that @joseromero93 and I plan on stopping, so this will be an amazing new experience. I'm anticipating a lot of climbing, hiking and photos over the next few weeks. Should be pretty damn amazing.

Saw this while driving down the road next to tahoe and couldn't resist stopping and taking photos. Thanks @masonbeseler1105 for the help with this one.

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