JoshuasTravels — ikons

ikons

Written by . Posted at 7:49 am on April 7th, 2007

a picture’s worth a thousand words, just ask a cameraman
– J.Buffett

'Hello' is always the best passport
This is me, using up my limbo-month between the end of college and the start of Lieutenant Training
South Utah and Beyond
Nearly everything I own, and it all fits very neatly into my '88 F-150. And I'm pretty damn proud of that.
Nearly everything I own, and it all fits very neatly into my '88 F-150. And I'm pretty damn proud of that.
with pals from childhood and high school water polo and a few other things:  LT Josh Fenton (Army), LT Ben Vigil (USAF), and Airman Heath Anderson (USAF)
with pals from childhood and high school water polo and a few other things: LT Josh Fenton (Army), LT Ben Vigil (USAF), and Airman Heath Anderson (USAF)
eatin' some great apple pie in Panguitch, Utah
eatin' some great apple pie in Panguitch, Utah
it's pretty easy to get lost out in the Great Utah Desert
it's pretty easy to get lost out in the Great Utah Desert
Wikstrom, taking her sweet time (and wasting mine)
Wikstrom, taking her sweet time (and wasting mine)
Wikstrom, making pretty good time
Wikstrom, making pretty good time
“just like BMX”
“just like BMX”
to quote a Field-grade Officer: “what an outdoorsman!”
to quote a Field-grade Officer: “what an outdoorsman!”
I like this picture
I like this picture
vroom vroom
vroom vroom
whoosh whoosh
whoosh whoosh
you know, towards the end, I was getting pretty good with those Jump-Aroos
you know, towards the end, I was getting pretty good with those Jump-Aroos
no, she didn't go carrening over the handlebars (although I nearly did once... or twice)
no, she didn't go carrening over the handlebars (although I nearly did once… or twice)
look at all those eyeball shields
look at all those eyeball shields
at the incredible Bryce Canyon
at the incredible Bryce Canyon
I don't know either
I don't know either
the jacket, the hat, and the watch are all Columbia Outdoorwear Blue. It cost me a little extra to be the best looking Mountain Man around, but it's worth it
the jacket, the hat, and the watch are all Columbia Outdoorwear Blue. It cost me a little extra to be the best looking Mountain Man around, but it's worth it
so we first get here and I let out a reflexive “holy shit,” and I mean it: I can't tell you how little beauty these pictures show
so we first get here and I let out a reflexive “holy shit,” and I mean it: I can't tell you how little beauty these pictures show
a good picture of Kel, no doubt no doubt
a good picture of Kel, no doubt no doubt
happ-Y Kell-Y
happ-Y Kell-Y
man, there ain't nothing like it
man, there ain't nothing like it
surf's up and cowabunga!
surf's up and cowabunga!
cowabunga and surf's up!
cowabunga and surf's up!
sometime's she forgets she's evolved
sometime's she forgets she's evolved
we hiked a good fourty minutes for the view, but it was worth 90+
we hiked a good fourty minutes for the view, but it was worth 90+
at Zion's
at Zion's
told ya
told ya
working our way up to Angel's Landing
working our way up to Angel's Landing
(believe me, those chains got neccesary real quick and there wasn't a fraction of a chance I was going to take a picture to prove it)
(believe me, those chains got neccesary real quick and there wasn't a fraction of a chance I was going to take a picture to prove it)
almost there
almost there
the top: it took us three hours round trip (we made really good time: the average is five). The view alone was worth a week's hiking. Easy.
the top: it took us three hours round trip (we made really good time: the average is five). The view alone was worth a week's hiking. Easy.
and this is why it pays to know your camera's settings
and this is why it pays to know your camera's settings
you see that valley way, way down there? We started on the near side of it.
you see that valley way, way down there? We started on the near side of it.
This is 6,000 feet up. And at the end of a 2.5 mile hike (one way) that rises 1,700 feet
This is 6,000 feet up. And at the end of a 2.5 mile hike (one way) that rises 1,700 feet
the route is across that ridgeline (like I said: those chains came in real handy)
the route is across that ridgeline (like I said: those chains came in real handy)
it's funny: the only places you can take pictures of the chains is where you don't need them
it's funny: the only places you can take pictures of the chains is where you don't need them
going back down the mountain, just past that ridgeline
going back down the mountain, just past that ridgeline
Angel's Landing is the highest point in this picture. I realize now that my mother probably wouldn't approve.
Angel's Landing is the highest point in this picture. I realize now that my mother probably wouldn't approve.
so we kept seeing tidy little hoodies and bottles and the like.
Wik maintains that they're way-sided by people intending to pick them up on the way back down.
I posit that they're relics of those that took the Real Fucking Quick Way Down.
so we kept seeing tidy little hoodies and bottles and the like.
Wik maintains that they're way-sided by people intending to pick them up on the way back down.
I posit that they're relics of those that took the Real Fucking Quick Way Down.
man, Utah is where it's at (emphasis on the “at”)
man, Utah is where it's at (emphasis on the “at”)
I love this photo because it shows how insignifcant we are
I love this photo because it shows how insignifcant we are
great view (and that trail down there is the one that leads up here)
great view (and that trail down there is the one that leads up here)
I wonder: what do they call those that live there?
I wonder: what do they call those that live there?
Seeing Grindhouse. For the thrid time.
Seeing Grindhouse. For the thrid time.
Cafe Rio, like McGee's Plymouth Gin, has been sold to Big Biz, and some clerk has already pinched a few pennies and lost the greatness. So, like McGee, I lament. And drink.
Cafe Rio, like McGee's Plymouth Gin, has been sold to Big Biz, and some clerk has already pinched a few pennies and lost the greatness. So, like McGee, I lament. And drink.
Closing Time always leaves me confused
Closing Time always leaves me confused
... we wound up trekking to this little DiveBar (my caps), and I took this picture of Kelly Nicole Wikstrom
… we wound up trekking to this little DiveBar (my caps), and I took this picture of Kelly Nicole Wikstrom
I can't see too well; is that a young Jimmy Buffett? No, no, it's the next best thing - Josh Fenton
I can't see too well; is that a young Jimmy Buffett? No, no, it's the next best thing – Josh Fenton
back in My Oregon, eating Apple Strudel (and Brats) at Gustav's
back in My Oregon, eating Apple Strudel (and Brats) at Gustav's
Now that's a nice, nice car. Wish it were mine.
Now that's a nice, nice car. Wish it were mine.
Ah, Portland, how I love you.
Ah, Portland, how I love you.
Threw up a few Commisioning and Graduation pictures. For posterity's sake. I'm third from the left.
Threw up a few Commisioning and Graduation pictures. For posterity's sake. I'm third from the left.
With the Truman Prez (B. Dixon) and my Officer Certificate. I rather love the placement of her right hand.
With the Truman Prez (B. Dixon) and my Officer Certificate. I rather love the placement of her right hand.
with the family
with the family
with Major R
with Major R
with Anners, and Pa
with Anners, and Pa
my favorite Truman sign, hands down
my favorite Truman sign, hands down
same sign, same picture: four years later
same sign, same picture: four years later
I wasn't about to put the stupid robe-thing on until some Authority told me too, and it wound up being quite a long time before anybody confronted me about it
I wasn't about to put the stupid robe-thing on until some Authority told me too, and it wound up being quite a long time before anybody confronted me about it
love that buckle
love that buckle
love that crazy shirt
love that crazy shirt
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