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This is more or less a photo essay of a shoot I’ve been doing with Christian Pondella for Powder Magazine. To fully understand and get a good read, make sure to check out Powder Magazine dropping this fall…

Funny Trunks and I get ready to climb Mt. Everest Mammoth.

Setting up base camp.

Pondella getting ready to put Kimmy Fasani and Ty on belay to scale middle jump…

Kimmy and I at sunset…

The crew minus Pete Morning and Pondella.

This is more or less a photo essay of a shoot I’ve been doing with Christian Pondella for Powder Magazine. To fully understand and get a good read, make sure to check out Powder Magazine dropping this fall…

Funny Trunks and I get ready to climb Mt. Everest Mammoth.

Setting up base camp.

Pondella getting ready to put Kimmy Fasani and Ty on belay to scale middle jump…

Kimmy and I at sunset…

The crew minus Pete Morning and Pondella.

There I was, trying to find something in my garage when I realized, I can’t even walk in my garage. So, after 3 days of back breaking labor between myself, Kimmy Fasani, and Mercedes Nicoll, we created a “grown up” garage… Exciting, I know.  Now, instead of a giant storage unit, we have a work bench, ski and surf racks, a wax and tuning area, and much more.

Here are some before and after pics of our Extreme Garage Makover. And No, we are not in the garage cleaning business… Sorry Pep.

There I was, trying to find something in my garage when I realized, I can’t even walk in my garage. So, after 3 days of back breaking labor between myself, Kimmy Fasani, and Mercedes Nicoll, we created a “grown up” garage… Exciting, I know.  Now, instead of a giant storage unit, we have a work bench, ski and surf racks, a wax and tuning area, and much more.

Here are some before and after pics of our Extreme Garage Makover. And No, we are not in the garage cleaning business… Sorry Pep.

A very close friend of mine, Cody Rosenthal, recently broke his L3 vertebrae on day two of Snowboarder Magazine’s Super Park 13. He was flown out of Mammoth Lakes Hospital to Renown Rehabilitation Hospital in Reno, NV. His surgery took place May 10th, and he’s now on the road to recovery. If you know Cody, or have any means to support him and his family financially during this very difficult time, it would be greatly appreciated. Like many up and coming talented snowboarders, skiers, and skateboarders, Cody does not have Health Insurance, so any donations are deeply appreciated.

Just follow the link below to donate. If you don’t have a paypal account, its FREE and EASY to use, it only takes a second to sign up… Thanks again for giving a little to someone who gives a lot.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5329329

A very close friend of mine, Cody Rosenthal, recently broke his L3 vertebrae on day two of Snowboarder Magazine’s Super Park 13. He was flown out of Mammoth Lakes Hospital to Renown Rehabilitation Hospital in Reno, NV. His surgery took place May 10th, and he’s now on the road to recovery. If you know Cody, or have any means to support him and his family financially during this very difficult time, it would be greatly appreciated. Like many up and coming talented snowboarders, skiers, and skateboarders, Cody does not have Health Insurance, so any donations are deeply appreciated.

Just follow the link below to donate. If you don’t have a paypal account, its FREE and EASY to use, it only takes a second to sign up… Thanks again for giving a little to someone who gives a lot.

https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=5329329

For Mothers Day I decided to drive South to San Felipe, Mexico to surprise my mother (she lives there in summer and fall), and surprised she was… Unfortunately her house is to far North on The Sea of Cortez for any surfing (which I deeply adore), but fortunately there is plenty of sun, fishing, clamming, sand rail-ing (similar to a dune buggy), and Kayaking.

I was quite interested and anxious to see it down there. Firstly because of the persistent violence I keep seeing in the news, and secondly to see the dreaded Swine Flu in full swing… I definitely saw my fair share of federally’ with machine guns, and quite a few people with face masks, but it wasn’t as prevalent as I was expecting. I think, as far as the violence goes, I may have dodged the bullet (literally) by not using the Tijuana border. I crossed in Tacate and didn’t even speak to, or see any agents while crossing the border.. Must of been having a siesta.

Anyways, nothing too eventful happened (aside from catching 150 clams), but I did manage to capture a lot of lovely images. So, take a look, enjoy them, and hopefully you are all enjoying some summer vacations as well.

I will post a photo gallery of the whole trip at www.nimbusindependent.com very soon.

The road says it all… This thing was real shock blower. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Kimmy Fasani searching for shells. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

The deck. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Decorative fishy’s. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

And turtles. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

The birds showing us how many fish were waiting to be eaten… Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Step 1 in cleaning clams. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Step 2. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Step 3. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Reese partaking in a Mexican tradition. Siesta’s… Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Lola… Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Mocha bear. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Louis. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Sadie. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

The rising sun. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

In this case, the early bird catches the fish. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Crane. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

Super dog… Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

The drive home… Very scenic. Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler

There’s just so much to look at… Photo Credit: Chris Benchetler