The Weekend Warrior

Nick Myers

When I graduated college a few years ago, I did what most college grads do.. I used the last of what was in my bank account to buy a big white creepy looking van and a camera and hit the road. I set my sights to the west.  I had a job in Santa Cruz but didn't have to be there particularly fast, so I took my time getting to the Pacific. I went from Durango, to Moab, to the Grand Canyon, Zion, Red Rocks, Death Valley, Joshua Tree, to the Salton Sea, and west until I hit the ocean.  From there I took off up the coast through Big Sur to eventually get to my new home in the Santa Cruz mountains.  

This month long road trip allowed me to explore places I had only read about in books as a kid, as well as document the entire experience in high definition with my shiny new camera. I loved pulling out my memory card at the end of the day and looking at the photos on my beat up lap top.  I loved putting on some music and touching up photos here and there to try and get the most out of them, and watching tutorials about my camera to try and get the most out of it as well. I was hooked.  Since then I've mostly been guiding trips in the Bay Area, taking people on climbing and paddling for the most part.  I've continued taking pictures, but have always dreamed of making it a full time gig. I wanted to create a website where I could begin to do that.. a place where I can share stories and photos from experiences, and hopefully you'll enjoy them as much as I do.