Last weekend my girlfriend and I went to Pamplona Spain since we've lived within an hours drive or busride for the past 6 months. Even though we've been there before it was a pleasant surprise to experience it during the summer and not having to look for parking. Check out the pictures below and enjoy.
On May 19th 2018 I went to see the Duct Tape invitational in Zarautz Spain, which looked to be an awesome event. Unfortunately the waves were non-existent... But the fun times watching people skate, surf, play music, and have an all around great time was in abundance.
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We arrived one whole day before the festival started and after driving on the road to our spot in the field it was time to get the trailer positioned for the big event. We ended up having to have our whole crew push the van and camper I was driving as to keep me moving. Then the next day after we had all unpacked the tents and set up all three of the VIP areas we heard a storm was coming so we went to make sure that the tents we set up wouldn’t fly away. About 15 minutes after we got there it began pouring rain and all the security guards told us we needed to leave and find shelter… After heading back to our tent and the Kelty trailer it started pouring rain, which continued for at least an hour or two leaving all the roads throughout the camp completely muddy and very treacherous to walk through. In some parts of the camp, the mud was almost a foot deep with several inches of water on top. This made for a tough time walking from show to show and I lost my sandals in the mud several times. This made navigating the festival very treacherous and it helped me work on my balance for slacklining and climbing.
Once I taught myself how to navigate throughout the muddy streets and trails of Summer Camp I started checking out the awesome shows that were offered including 3 shows of Umphries McGee, MOE, Primus, and the Wood Brothers. Along with these Jam Band and fold band there were also some of my favorite hip-hop acts such as Run The Jewels and Pretty lights, which both put on amazing shows.
When I wasn’t going to shows with the Kelty team and falling in the mud I was hanging out at our booth talking to festival goers about our product. When there was a lull in the crowds we would invite fellow festival goers over to play a cam or two of Corn Hole or Jenga to pass the time during the hot hours of the day when the temperature would rise over 90 degrees. When it was too hot we would seek shelter under one of the Kelty sunshades and invite others to stop by and talk about their festival experiences.
At the end of Summer Camp all I could think was that it was an amazing time that I would love to experience again, but next time I’ll be bringing rain boots instead of just sandals and regular hiking boots.
REASONS I LOVE THE TOPO DESIGNS X CHACO ZX/1N MEN's Sandal:
The color - on these Chacos are super unique so they aren't quite the same as everyone else's... and here in Boulder Chacos are about as popular as Air Force 1s in New York
They're really comfortable!! - The high arches in these sandals make them by far one of the most comfortable pairs of shoes I've ever worn. So if you have high arches I would suggest getting these... and if you have flat-feet I might suggest getting something such as a pair of Teva's since they are usually a much flatter sandal.
They are suuuuper adjustable - Once you choose your specific shoe size for the bottom of your foot the rest of the sandals fit can be completely customized. This is all done just by pulling on the material, which is super easy to adjust. I personally like to keep them very loose when I'm at work or walking around town and then I tighten them as much as possible when I go hiking.
That concludes what I think of the TOPO DESIGNS X CHACO ZX/1N MEN's Sandal... Check out my blog in the future for future reviews of things I love. Check out my Instagram page for photos of the adventures I go on with these sandals as well as my blog
Amidst 13 hour work days during one of my busiest months this summer my lady friend Ally and I took a trip to one of the most popular parks in Colorado Rocky Mountain National park. We didn't have much planned aside from finding some beautiful lakes and dosing off under the stars. After having some busy work weeks we both knew that this was a much needed short siesta in the mountains. A short drive from our home in Boulder brought us to the town of Lyons, Colorado and we later ended up arriving at the trailhead for a seres of three mountain lakes.
On Tuesday March 24th I went bouldering with my coworkers from Patagonia.