In an effort to better understand the effects the drought is having on the ancient redwoods of Northern California, professional climber Chris Sharma free climbs to the canopies of the giant redwoods using only his hands, his feet, and a rope and harness to protect him from falls. Once reaching the tree tops, Sharma collects branch samples to help two UC Berkley Tree Biologists study the redwoods by measuring the tree’s water status at different levels to use as an indicator of how they have been affected by the California’s severe drought.
23 June 2015
Let’s hope this next winter is a good one here in the Sierras! If not we might all need to take a trip to Peru and get some turns in SandSkiing!
The film Do More With Less is an epic trail documentary that you won’t want to miss out on watching. This film features conversation between over 100 Pacific Crest Trail thru-hikers. It discusses the emotional and psychological challenges encountered as well as what it takes to live on the trail, abandon the grid, and spend weeks on end in the wilderness. Check out the trailer above and if you’re still interested you can watch the whole film for free on Vimeo.