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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. 

We want to acknowledge and thank the past, present, and future generations of all Native Nations and Indigenous Peoples whose ancestral lands we travel, explore, and play on. Always practice Leave No Trace ethics on your adventures and follow local regulations. Please explore responsibly!

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...