WHAT TO WATCH: TWO TACOMAS ON THE MORRISON JEEP TRAIL
THE MORRISON Jeep Trail is an insanely steep, twenty-seven switchback nail-biter in the Wyoming backcountry with no winching points or turn-arounds. This 10-minute film by Red Olive follows two tricked out Toyotas as they claw their way from the valley to the summit. While nothing compares to being there in person, the team at Red Olive offers up the next best thing with killer views, well-paced story, and plenty of pucker-worthy trail footage. Thanks to Red Olive, the Morrison trail has climbed to the top of my must-do adventure list.
WHAT TO READ: THE SNOW LEOPARD
PETER MATTHIESSEN is a throwback to a by-gone age when writers risked their lives for the chance of a good story. In The Snow Leopard, Matthiessen writes about his 5-week trek across the mountains of Nepal. His goal: A single glimpse of the rarest of leopards. The result is equal parts diary, Zen sutra, and adventure tale. I've been wanting to hike in Nepal for years now, and Matthiessen is to blame. You won't regret settling into The Snow Leopard—an inspiring read that deserves a place on every book shelf.
WHO TO FOLLOW: CALLUM SNAPE
CALLUM SNAPE is an adventure and travel photographer from Vancouver, B.C. who makes epic outdoor photography look easy. Was it his cool name that first piqued my interest? Okay, maybe. But his photographic eye and keen sense of story prove that he’s more than just a fancy lens and a memorable name. This guy's the real deal: Story teller. Adventurer. Gifted photographer.