The open road, three friends, and a car.

For the longest time I've wanted to see the Canadian Rockies and drive the legendary Icefields Parkway. So instead of waiting for "the perfect time" two friends and I packed up the car and headed north from Seattle to spend a week in this pristine landscape. With winter still lingering, we were able to beat a lot of the crowds but that also left us staying in hotels more than we planned since campgrounds were closed. 

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It's almost impossible to describe the Canadian Rockies through text, photographs, or video... I beg you to make the time and experience them for yourself. For the trip, we were able to partner up with some really cool companies (Pabst Blue Ribbon, Forestry Clothing, Oberto's Beef Jerky) and a major shoutout to Oros for sponsoring the trip.

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I've been really inspired lately by an older TV series called Departures where it follows two friends and a cameraman traveling the world and documenting their experiences. I wanted to make a 3 part mini series out of this trip and produced this first segment (which can be seen above or here) that encompasses the first 3 days of the trip from Jasper to Banff. I'm happy with the first segment and hope it gets people excited about the Canadian Rockies because as I said earlier, you really do need to see them for yourself. 


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