Moments of True Happiness Are What We Live For

Deep in the White Mountain National Forest, Mount Liberty. I find out what true happiness is.

The Moments Worth Living for 

I am not looking for a perfect state of happiness and nor do I believe in such but I do believe in moments, I do believe in myself and I do believe in exploring. I do not believe in a perfect state but I do believe so moments are bright enough, strong enough to make you at complete peace and that's worth living for those moments, if you ask me. 

I think we say a lot about who we are as artist through our work. Art is an incredibly personal form of expression. It's something you can not teach, sure you can teach a person to hold a brush, work a potters wheel or expose properly with a light meter in a camera. After those aspects are grasped, the rest is entirely up to you. Photography is such a personal craft to me, it enables me to capture actual emotion in moments that I have been fortunate enough to witness and share them to the world. To be able to capture a moment and share it with my friends and family, that is such a special thing for me.

I fully believe if you are on your right path in life that many opportunities will come to arise. That is why I am happy to say that I'm part of The Outbound Collective. I will be posting more about my journey hiking the Appalachian Trail, 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. 

Published: February 2, 2017

Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations.

Aaron Ibey


Aaron Ibey, aka "Wankles" is a lifelong lover of the outdoors, a travel blogger and a professional adventure photographer based out of Indianapolis, Indiana. In 2016 at the age of 20 years old he decided to grab his c...