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William Woodward

Creative nomad. Following life's journey, curiously experiencing the world. Slow wide turns.

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It’s a pretty big galaxy out there, I find it refreshing to spend some quality time under the stars to be reminded of that!

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Climbing has become such a large part of my life. It’s the place that I am fully present, a physical and mental challenge from start to finish.

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The idea of a round home may not be the most practical when it comes to organization and floor layout, but it sure makes me feel good, which when it comes to a home, I think is a big part of the game!

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You can’t have rainbows without... Rain. Making the most of the conditions we’re dealt in the desert, spending the last few days below desert towers and on top of plateaus, sharing stories and laughs, beers and 2am tent collapses. All in good fun indeed.

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This winter feels like it might have more snow than last. One can hope.

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Dodging boulders and rock walls in the canyon. Summer time at its best.

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From a morning with all the views

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Diving into a great weekend!

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Can you spot the climber? Working towards the Grand’s summit, trying to beat the incoming weather system.

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Above a sea of smoke and mountains stretched out before us, we began descending towards the Redoubt glacier. One summit complete, three more remaining for the next two days. While pushing ourselves in challenging ways, we often have opportunity for self assessment. We look with introspection at where we have been, and often ponder where we are going.

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Waking up early is one of my favorite things. I love the sun cresting the horizon, the warm colors on mountain faces, the stillness.

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Out on the search for rain. Who would have thought it would be so hard to find in the PNW??

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I like tall mountains, alpine lakes, sleeping in the dirt, and long walks at sunset. And of course, bananagrams with friends.

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Wasn’t it just last month we were spring skiing?? Where has the year gone?!

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2019 goal: a week long river trip. Anyone interested? Have some ideas?

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I wouldn’t say that any of us really feel like we have all the answers, that any of this comes easy. Rather we just keep working, one day, one hour, one step at a time. Some days come easier than others, with little effort and a simplicity that begs the question; why can’t it always be like this?...

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You get out of the tent, it’s frigidly cold, waiting for the sun to rise just a bit higher over the surrounding mountains to dry the frost off all your things. You need to pee, and there is a goat, standing there watching. Waiting...

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One of my favorite sayings is: ‘where there is a will, there is a way.’ It helps remind me that despite th circumstances, the challenges, the struggle; that with effort and commitment, with work and perseverance, we can succeed. It might not be easy, it might not come quickly, but if we put forth honest work, eventually we can attain our goals. (And it doesn’t hurt that it uses part of my name!)

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