@williedalton - Willie Dalton

more of a soft shell than hard shell kinda guy willie@akelacollective.com
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I said goodbye to my grandmother earlier this summer. It was really dang hard. She had this gentle, reassuring presence that, when combined with her sass, made for an incredible motherly figure. I didn’t quite understand the impact she had on my life until I saw the crowd at the funeral: she made such a difference in the lives of so many, including the man pictured above. This picture of my grandfather says so much to me, though I’m not quite sure what it is. Maybe it sums up his current voyage into life without his partner of 60 something years. Maybe it speaks to his quiet strength. Or maybe it speaks to his penchant for keeping the yard free of even the smallest errant leaf or stick? Either way, I love the photo and him a whole bunch.
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I said goodbye to my grandmother earlier this summer. It was really dang hard. She had this gentle, reassuring presence that, when combined with her sass, made for an incredible motherly figure. I didn’t quite understand the impact she had on my life

Long day on your feet? This was a long day on hands & feet. This is what 12 hours and 1000+ vertical feet of stone/rope/chalk looks like: pure tired fun.
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Long day on your feet? This was a long day on hands & feet. This is what 12 hours and 1000+ vertical feet of stone/rope/chalk looks like: pure tired fun.

Can’t wait for the single-track to dry
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Can’t wait for the single-track to dry

@mikeyhuff sending a prickly v1 granite boulder on Mount Lemmon #shotoniphone
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@mikeyhuff sending a prickly v1 granite boulder on Mount Lemmon #shotoniphone

Desert winters are great at looking warm but being cold️
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Desert winters are great at looking warm but being cold️

Wongi bravely leading into the unknown first pitch of the Totem Pole.
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Wongi bravely leading into the unknown first pitch of the Totem Pole.

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Solstice in the desert means you keep your puffy jacket handy. Our second night out it dropped well below freezing and my sleeping pad decided to deflate after an hour of sleep..
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Solstice in the desert means you keep your puffy jacket handy. Our second night out it dropped well below freezing and my sleeping pad decided to deflate after an hour of sleep..

Thanks Dima
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Thanks Dima

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Cotton candy desert southwest sunsets don’t last long but they sure are extra sweet.
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Cotton candy desert southwest sunsets don’t last long but they sure are extra sweet.

Here’s to a fresh, less wildly faceted 2018 filled with lots of desert spires and breaks from social media  @danielwongi
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Here’s to a fresh, less wildly faceted 2018 filled with lots of desert spires and breaks from social media @danielwongi

The great adventures of @schneekloth and her Christmas
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The great adventures of @schneekloth and her Christmas

Today I’m grateful for the roof over my head
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Today I’m grateful for the roof over my head

You’d never know it from the seemingly peaceful image but the wind was howling and the windchill was easily below zero #anchorage
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You’d never know it from the seemingly peaceful image but the wind was howling and the windchill was easily below zero #anchorage

My phone tells me this is 7343.5 miles away from where I currently am #shotoniphone
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My phone tells me this is 7343.5 miles away from where I currently am #shotoniphone

Queen Charlotte Track
Anybody spot any caribou? Yeah we didn’t see much that day either..
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Anybody spot any caribou? Yeah we didn’t see much that day either..

#shotoniphone because who brings any other camera with them anymore? Well.. there’s a neat workshop at the museum tomorrow all about iPhone photography - see @mikeyhuff for details
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#shotoniphone because who brings any other camera with them anymore? Well.. there’s a neat workshop at the museum tomorrow all about iPhone photography - see @mikeyhuff for details

*announcer voice* ‘coming up next on Nature Scapes; one minute of waves breaking during sunset at Gillespies Beach, New Zealand’ #shotoniphone
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*announcer voice* ‘coming up next on Nature Scapes; one minute of waves breaking during sunset at Gillespies Beach, New Zealand’ #shotoniphone

Franz Josef, New Zealand
Morning light at @alaskahuts Can’t wait to get out there with all the fresh snow we’ve received!
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Morning light at @alaskahuts Can’t wait to get out there with all the fresh snow we’ve received!