Links of the Week (9/23/2019)

The addition of any new lens is a pretty big deal. You might remember my excitement when we gained the “telephoto” 51mm lens with the iPhone 7 Plus, and today I’m just as thrilled to be putting an entirely new Ultra Wide lens in my pocket. It gives us another format to tell the story, another perspective to visualize, and a better rounded tool for doing our best creative work.

​Ok, one last iPhone link…this professional photographer captured some amazing pictures with the new 11 pro.

iPhone 11 Pro Camera Review — Austin Mann

But with untold millions of miles of roadways tracing the globe, it can be hard to pick the best route. Here are 10 of the world’s best road trips.

​Some of the “roads” have some amazing views…but also some serious pucker factor. 😳

Here are 10 of the world’s most spectacular road trips

Wherever you choose to go before the busy holiday months, you’ll find that a trip to somewhere new or to an old favorite destination is the ideal transition between summer’s end and the winter season ahead.

​If you’re looking for a last trip before winter, this article shares some cool places from Nashville to Egypt.

The Best Places to Travel in October

We asked the experts the best ways to cure, or at least, semi-indulge your wanderlust when you really can’t travel.

Bonus: You don’t have to brave TSA.

​I fall in to this category.

12 Ways to Cure Wanderlust When You Really Can’t Travel

Over the last year Ten Sleep Canyon in Wyoming has seen heightening tensions between climbers with differing perceptions of what constitutes good route development ethics. Although bolting routes in this area has always involved some degree of rock manipulation, many in the community feel that many routes that have gone up in the last few years violate reasonable ethical standards—specifically routes with holds that are manufactured, sometimes a significant number of them, including drilled pockets. This tension recently came to a head when a group of 18 anonymous climbers chopped the bolts from about 30 climbs within the canyon. In a statement on Reddit, they explained that they could not chop the bolts from every heavily manufactured climb due to their abundancy. In an effort to inform others as to which routes those were, they placed padlocks, painted red to be more attention grabbing, on the first bolt of around 30 more climbs.

​Climbing community drama always bums me out a little bit. We have such a passionate community and I tend to fall on the side of preserving the rock over manufacturing climbs in “unclimbable” spots.

The Ten Sleep Route Manufacturing Controversy Explained

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