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Brittany and Gabby butt-sliding at the lower end of Buckeye Flat Campground, October 2014.

Brittany and Gabby butt-sliding at the lower end of Buckeye Flat Campground, October 2014.

Melissa Poe floating in the Kaweah River near Buckeye Flat Campground,  Sequoia National Forest, October 2014.

Melissa Poe floating in the Kaweah River near Buckeye Flat Campground,  Sequoia National Forest, October 2014.

Indoor bath at Yunoshimakan, Gero, Gifu Japan.

Indoor bath at Yunoshimakan, Gero, Gifu Japan.

The roof at Yunoshimakan Onsen.

The roof at Yunoshimakan Onsen.

We took the bullet train from Tokyo to Gero. I have always loved trains ever since I was a kid, I have a tattoo of a train engine on my stomach and I painted and hopped trains when I was younger. This diptych was taken at over 120mph, I couldn’t stop smiling the entire ride, trains definitely bring out the kid in me.

We took the bullet train from Tokyo to Gero. I have always loved trains ever since I was a kid, I have a tattoo of a train engine on my stomach and I painted and hopped trains when I was younger. This diptych was taken at over 120mph, I couldn’t stop smiling the entire ride, trains definitely bring out the kid in me.

Rented bikes for the day in Kyoto, rode for an hour to a vegan spot across town and shot a few pix on the way. Sometimes I wonder if strict formalist photography still has a place in this world.

Rented bikes for the day in Kyoto, rode for an hour to a vegan spot across town and shot a few pix on the way. Sometimes I wonder if strict formalist photography still has a place in this world.

Sitting in one of the outdoor tubs at Yunoshimakan Onsen in Gero, Gifu Japan.

Sitting in one of the outdoor tubs at Yunoshimakan Onsen in Gero, Gifu Japan.

The big pool at Takaragawa Onsen, had to get up at 5am to take this photo cuz they don’t allow photography in the open air pools.

The big pool at Takaragawa Onsen, had to get up at 5am to take this photo cuz they don’t allow photography in the open air pools.

This is Yunoshimakan, the ryokan we stayed at in Gero. I can honestly say this is the coolest hotel I have ever stayed at in my entire life. The entire building is a maze with tons of secret hiding spots, I got lost about 10 times trying to get back to my room and loved every second of it.

This is Yunoshimakan, the ryokan we stayed at in Gero. I can honestly say this is the coolest hotel I have ever stayed at in my entire life. The entire building is a maze with tons of secret hiding spots, I got lost about 10 times trying to get back to my room and loved every second of it.

Walking around Gero in the Gifu prefecture I came across this very Western looking building with a giant empty parking lot. Reminded me of old skate/drinking spots in SoCal.

Walking around Gero in the Gifu prefecture I came across this very Western looking building with a giant empty parking lot. Reminded me of old skate/drinking spots in SoCal.

Bonneville Hot Springs in the Boise National Forest.

Bonneville Hot Springs in the Boise National Forest.

Grand Jean Idaho, August 2014.

Grand Jean Idaho, August 2014.

Is there no greater sign?

Is there no greater sign?

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