yosemite down below part 2

When I look at my newest creation I think about the time that we got news of a fire in the valley and it was closed.  We had permits to hike Half Dome in 2018  and were unable to do so due to the unforeseen circumstances.  It puts things into perspective as to how nature just does it’s thing.  One day though, we’ll get out there to hike you Half Dome

Now let’s not get pessimistic as I had a brief trip with my sister to Yosemite because one of two things.  One, I left my job at that time with no job to come back to, but it was all for the right reasons – trust me.  I gave my 2 weeks notice, found a job and asked if I could have a couple weeks to take a break.  Well, I was one lucky employee when they said yes!

Two, my sister wanted to spend some time in Yosemite on her way up to Stockton for a job visit she had and so we pulled the plug and just went for it.  She was so excited about taking her new Subaru for just a little trip that she had built a DIY bed that we were so lucky to try out on this trip. 

I’ve told her a million times she needs to show that little bed off because it was absolutely a gem on this trip.  We slept in the Subaru every night.  We were able to pick up and just go even with the bed installed.  We hiked, we did the touristy things and enjoyed the quiet “winter” in Yosemite!

Check out her website – she is an avid hiker and blogger. www.beyondlimitsonfoot.com

It was a week well earned that we’ll never forget.  A little while back, I drew this photo in pencil and thought a challenge would be cool to put some color to it on the computer.  So… check out this drawing and enjoy it!

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weekends in mammoth

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In the last 5 years, Mammoth has become a second home to us throughout the winter and even in the summer. My sister and I always long to be in the outside. We are stoked when the winters in mammoth allow us to ride the best snow when possible. Ideally we would be able to spend all winter in Mammoth, but we do have day jobs so we’re excited to even spend our weekends in Mammoth. Yes, we wake up super early on Saturday morning and come back home on Sunday. Some people think or say we’re crazy, but it really isn’t crazy to do what you love and go where you want to go when you have the time to do it. No one should let his or her life pass you by. You don’t need to limit yourself. Instead of looking at things like they’re obstacles, look past that and think positive. How can I make this happen? Just go!!!! Just get out there!!!!

love is… wherever you pitch your tent

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Lately, I’ve had a hard time getting inspired to draw after my weekday job.  Valentine’s day, yet again, inspired me to get something out there.  One of the biggest challenges that I go through is finding the time to draw.  I love drawing, but life definitely gets in the way.  Not just life, but distractions, like television, your phone, the outdoors, etc…

This Valentine’s Day, I felt the urge to get a drawing in.  I can’t believe how fast I was able to finish it.  I really think that because I love the outdoors so much, it was just something that came to me inherently without even thinking about it.  I love camping, I love hiking, I love everything outdoors.  One of the biggest dreams of mine is to live in a mountain village and enjoy the outdoors and outdoor activities.

We live in Los Angeles now.  You can do so much here and we do, but nothing keeps us away from our mountains.

daydreaming in montana

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We fell in love with the outdoors and adventure at a very young age. This was our first time in Montana and honestly we didn’t know what to expect other than its beauty. This is one place that I think I could get used to. So many things to see, so many lakes to jump into, so many peaks to box, so many rivers to fish, so many mountains to board.  The list goes on and on. This was a perfect moment at Lake Mcdonald that we captured.

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Growing up in Southern California, the beach has always been a part of our lives. Whether taking a bike ride to the beach, playing beach volleyball, getting in a surf session, we are always drawn there.

But California also has incredible mountains that are not too far. They are so addictive. In the winter, if we here there is snow coming we’re up there.

Snowboarding is a huge part of our lives. We have also been camping and on road adventures since we were little. The mountains here have always called us and we never hesitate to visit.

In the last 10-15 years, we have become avid backpackers. In fact, my sister will be doing the John Muir Trail in August. I can’t wait to hear all about her adventures when she gets back. I might end up doing some drawings of her photos and memories.

In any case, the best thing about living in Southern California is you can backpack and play beach volleyball in one day. You can snowboard and surf another day. You really can’t beat that.

lakeside view

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It all began 9 years ago when our friend Kicsi (small) in Hungarian and us wanted to do a collective camping trip. We’d camped at Aspen Hollow Campground before and decided to find something in that area. We decided that the Hume Lake area would be a perfect place to meet as it was almost perfectly the same distance driving for each of us. Hume Lake is a beautiful reservoir sitting at 5,200 feet within the Sequoia National Forest. Our group of friends come from Northern California and Southern California; we’ve even had a friend of ours from Cleveland, Ohio join us on one of the trips. Now every year on Memorial Day weekend, we set out to meet up with old and new friends for our annual “taking it eazy” camp.

Every year we made shirts for the event and since Memorial Day is coming up this year, I went ahead and drew the design above on the computer for this years shirts. On the upside we’re making it available to you all, if you are interested, we have this artwork available on apparel.  We will have prints available soon.


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Yosemite down below

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There’s a place in the middle of our state that may have just become a little too popular in the last couple of years, but for good reason. California is such an interesting state. You can hike and surf literally in the same day. The Sierra Nevada Mountains are located in California’s heart – Yosemite National Park sits in these mountains and is honestly one of those places you have to visit in your lifetime. We’ve been there a few times and this picture was taken January of 2016.  It was a  very low snow year so we were able to drive all the way in without any worries.  Even Bridal Veil Falls was dry.

Last month, we got an email that hasn’t come through in over 5 years. We got permits to hike Half Dome on a Saturday; for five years we have tried and now we’ll finally have the chance to climb it this July(2018). It has been close to 6 years that my sister and I have tried to get permits.  We both applied for permits.  It’s always tough to put in permits and decide how many to apply for.  One of us got the acceptance letter and one of us failed. The point is, we are going and this inspired me to draw a picture from our past trip to Yosemite. We said, one day we’re going to hike that place.

It’s hard to explain how stoked we are about bagging Half Dome. I bet we’ll have an even better drawing coming this fall after we hike it.

*Announcement: We will have prints and apparel available that will be announced of this drawing soon!

deep in the canyon

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National Park Week is celebrated once a year during April.  In honor of our national parks, I may have found some inspiration to draw a photo taken by my sister in the Grand Canyon.  Three years ago to this week, we were sitting at the bottom of this canyon.  The trip was absolutely something else; thank you to all National Park Service employees and volunteers that take care of our parks.

My sister has put together a guide to hiking the South Rim to Phantom Ranch to a hidden waterfall and back out: An Adventure Guide of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon to Phantom Ranch and Ribbon Falls. #findyourpark