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Ghost Writer: Jamie Thomas - Off The Grid

December 29, 2015

TX PUSHING Photo: Jeremy Cannon For our second installment of our Ghost Writer series with Jamie Thomas, we wanted to let him, and his mind wander.  As you have already seen, Jamie is a complex, thoughtful and interesting dude.  We wanted to see where his head was at and in the midst of all the business his life brings, we found him thinking about simplicity.  We hope you enjoy these exclusive words and images from Jamie, off the grid. In modern times, it seems as if our phones and or devices are the only things that have our undivided attention. I always look forward to taking a trip or expedition to a remote place where there’s no service and very little contact with the outside world, but there’s always an initial panic that comes with going off the grid. The feeling that someone is going to need to reach you or that you’re not going be able to keep up with Social Media or your emails, but as soon as you surrender and embrace the moment, there’s a feeling of freedom that is absolutely priceless.  AFGHAN MARKET Solo walk through the markets of Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan ANZA BORREGO Moment of peace after setting up camp in the Anza Borrego desert BUFFALO An american Bison walks his land in Grand Teton National Park CANOE Canoeist in the waters off Vancouver Island, BC If you're reading this and you feel like life has a firm grip around your neck or if you're at a crossroads and you're not sure what's next, I encourage you to take a moment to step back and plan a get away. Whether it be a long weekend or a whole week, hopefully you'll be able to clear your head and see things more clearly in order to approach those daunting obstacles with a fresh perspective. These photos were all shot while experiencing the freedom of being off the grid.    - Jamie Thomas Follow Jamie on Instagram   CAVE CLIMBING Dylan Gordon free climbs a cave off Halong Bay DIRT BOARDING Josh Harmony off the beaten path in the Caribou National Forest IMPERIAL TINDER The tinder of the ‘Cat Ba Imperial’ in the desolate waters of Halong Bay K58 Early morning tent view of K58 south of Rosarito, Mexico LOGGING ROAD Abandoned logging road in the back woods of Vancouver Island, BC MOTOR VIETNAM Exploring the Vietnam countryside with the Roark Revival crew. MOTORCYCLE SUNLIGHT A backlit Brian Hansen riding along the Sequoia National Forest PRETTY GIRL The breathtaking view from our campsite in Pretty Girl Cove, Vancouver Island, BC RICE FIELDS* A Vietnamese woman prepares for a day of work in the rice fields. SUPER JUMP2 Nate Zoller takes a leap of faith in a Vietnamese Fishing village. TAKING IT IN Dylan Gordon admires the beauty of Vancouver Island, BC SLASH STARGAZING Brian Hansen taking a moment to acknowledge the vastness of the Milky Way