• The Only Guy I Have To Beat Is The Guy I Was Last Week

    by Jarric Ramos

  • Recent Thoughts...

    "Build an education off of interesting things, and understanding, and action, and experience." -Chris Sacca

    February 18, 2018
    I have given career coaching to hundreds of college students. But now as I am in the midst of a...
    January 18, 2018
    I am a very goal-driven person, though I don’t set New Year’s Resolutions. I don’t believe in...
    December 29, 2017
    Yuval Noah Harari Sapiens, by Yuval Noah Harari, was my favorite book of 2016, and probably in...
    16,515 days, 9 hours, 36 minutes, 27 seconds. The time until I die. The Death Clock The...
    October 13, 2017
    Running a marathon for me was 10 years in the making. I got pretty into running and the idea of...
    March 22, 2017
    In 2012, 3 friends and I decided to start a mobile app side hustle. The plan was to invest some...
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  • Alabama Hills

    January 2018

  • "I began to realize how important it was to be an enthusiast in life. If you are interested in something, no matter what it is, go at it full speed. Embrace it with both arms, hug it, love it and above all become passionate about it. Lukewarm is no good."

    Roald Dahl

  • Joshua Tree

    November 2017

  • When you grow up, you tend to get told that the world is the way it is. Your life is to live your life inside the world, to try not to bash into the walls too much: Try to have a nice family life, have fun, save a little money ... but that's a very limited life.


    Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact: Everything around you that you call "life" was made up by people that were no smarter than you -- and you can change it. You can influence it ... the minute you understand that you can change it, that you can mold it, that's maybe the most important thing. To shake off this erroneous notion that life is there and you're just going to live in it -- versus embrace it, change it, improve it ... and make your mark upon it.

    Steve Jobs

  • Summer


    Ocean Eyes

    South of the Border

    I love you so much

    Austin TX

    One minute its sunny, glassy and offshore. The next minute its cold, foggy and onshore. So soak it all in and enjoy it while it lasts.



    I love random glassy afternoons at home. Warm water and warm air feels so good. A few good ones rolling through is just a bonus.

    Cancelled our Cabo trip 3 days prior to departure because of Hurricane Lidia. Decided to drive into Baja instead. The conditions were awesome and we saved a bunch of money. Ashley happened to get this pic from our balcony in between chapters of The Count of Monte Cristo. Sometimes it all just works out for the better.

  • So one day in the winter of 2027, what does your whole day look like? Dream big, dreams without any fear. Write it all down, and write like there is no tomorrow; write like your life depends on it - because it does.

    Debbie Millman, How to Design a Life

  • Greece

    May 2017

    Isle of Views

    Blue Hour


    Captain Sparos

    Visions of a Gentle Coast

    Remnants of Last Night

    Streets of Mykonos

  • “The Earth does not belong to man; Man belongs to the Earth. This we know. All things are connected like the blood which unites one family. Whatever befalls the Earth befalls the sons of the Earth. Man did not weave the web of life, he is merely a strand in it. Whatever he does to the web, he does to himself.”

    Chief Seattle 1852

  • Mountain Collective

    Winter 2016-2017

    Sun Valley

    Christmas in Jackson


    Grand Tetons

    Bluebird in Mammoth

    Bombing in Mammoth

    Whistler Groomer

    Downhill Boogie with Babe

  • “How can you buy or sell the sky, the warmth of the land? The idea is strange to us. If we do not own the freshness of the air and the sparkle of the water, how can you buy them? Every part of the earth is sacred to my people.”

    Chief Seattle

  • Tahoe City

    December 2016

    Winter in Lake Tahoe

    Tahoe City Shores

    Pier Sunrise

    Pier Sunset

    The View


  • In Yosemite we called ourselves the Valley Cong. We hid from the rangers in the nooks and crannies behind Camp 4 when we overstayed the two week camping limit. We took special pride in the fact that climbing rocks and icefalls had no economic value in society. We were rebels from the consumer culture. Politicians and businessmen were "greaseballs" and corporations were the source of all evil. The natural world was our home. Our heroes were Muir, Thoreau, and Emerson and the European climbers Gatson Rebuffat, Ricardo Cassin, and Herman Buhl. We were like the wild species living on the edge of an ecosystem –adaptable, resilient, and tough.

    Yvon Chouinard

  • Yosemite

    Black Friday 2016

    Nature Showing Off

    Love The Planet

    Points of View

    The Leaves Have Fallen

    Over The Falls

    Half Dome

    El Cap

  • "Nature has prescribed very little for us. No man is born rich. Every man, when he first sees light, is commanded to be content with milk and rags. Such is our beginning, and yet kingdoms are all too small for us."


  • Trestles

    September 2016

  • "Your audacious life goals are fabulous. We’re proud of you for having them. But it’s possible that those goals are designed to distract you from the thing that’s really frightening you—the shift in daily habits that would mean a re–invention of how you see yourself."

    Seth Godin

  • Baja California Norte 2

    September 2016

    Tres Amigos

    El Faro

    Punta San Jose


    Camina En Las Nubes

    El Sol, Las Uvas.

    Finca Altozano

    Erizo (Sea Urchin)

    La Fonda


  • "You didn't quit skateboarding because you got old... You got old because you quit skateboarding."

    Jay Adams

  • Los Cabos

    July 2016



    East Cape

    Nine Palms

    Farm t0 Cooking Class

  • "The truly free individual is free only to the extent of his own self mastery, while those who will not govern themselves are condemned to find masters to govern over them."


  • Santa Cruz

    June 2016



  • Very little is needed to make a happy life; it is all within yourself in your way of thinking.

    Marcus Aurelius - Meditations

  • Baja California Norte

    May 2016




    Pair of Wings

    More Fun


    Dear Lord, Thank you for waves and tacos, Amen

    El Mejor

    El Valle



  • "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat."

    The Man in the Arena - Teddy Roosevelt

  • The Lost Coast

    April 2016

    Headed North

    Marin Headlands

    Down and Around

    Marin Headlands

    Marin Headlands

    Marin Headlands


    Armstrong Redwoods


    Armstrong Redwoods

    This Is The Way

    Armstrong Redwoods

    Lost Coast


  • “How long your life is really doesn’t matter. What’s important is how you spend that time. I just want to build unique experiences, like little trophies in your soul.”

    Brad O'neal, Follow Your Fears

  • Bryce Canyon & Escalante

    April 2016

    Camping in the Snow

    Bryce Canyon

    Cowboys in the Snow

    Bryce Canyon


    Bryce Canyon

    Inspiration Point

    Bryce Canyon

    White on Red

    Bryce Canyon

    Van Life in the Desert


    The Desert Doesn't Care


    Neon Canyon


    Golden Cathedral


    Lower Calf Creek Falls


  • Big Sur

    March 2016

    On The Road In Big Sur

    Big Sur

    Friday Night Lights

    Big Sur

    View from Camp

    Big Sur

    This Is Your Life

    Big Sur

    Surf Check at Sand Dollar

    Big Sur

    Going Somewhere

    Between Cambria and Big Sur

    A Very Bad Decision

    Paso Robles

    Taking It Easy

    Big Sur

    Van Life

    Big Sur

    Salmon Creek Falls

    Big Sur

    Above It All

    Big Sur

    Back Roads

    Big Sur

  • Money is not the only currency. Time and mobility are currencies. The value of the money you earn is determined by the number of Ws you control in your life: what you do, where you live, who you spend your time with, and so on.

    Tim Ferriss

  • Mammoth

    March 2016

    Video: Powder Day in Mammoth

    Featuring: Jarric, Jordan, Dad, Chris, Derek, Ashley

    Music: Ace of Spades by Motorhead

    Video: Mammoth Part 2

    Jordan and I went back to Mammoth the next weekend again

    Music: Allah Las, 2 remixes

    Wild Willie's


    Through The Trees




    Powder Glow


    Mammoth Crew


  • "We wanted a grown up life that would match our teen lives: optimistic, innovative, and fun."

    Excerpt from Globe's UNEMPLOYABLE - Celebrating 30 years of Hardcore, Skate and Street

  • Oahu

    February 2016


    Kailua Bay


    Sandy Beach

    From the Backyard - Sunrise

    Beach House

    From the Backyard - Rainbows

    Beach House

    From the Backyard - Moonrise

    Beach House

    Morning Lookout Spot

    Kailua Bay

    Bamboo Jungle

    Hike to Lulumahu Falls


    Hike to Lulumahu Falls

    Moss Tentacles

    Hike to Lulumahu Falls

    Dead End With a View

    Hike to Lulumahu Falls

    Taking a Shower

    Lulumahu Falls

    Lost In The Trees

    Waimea Valley

  • Favorite Quote of 2015

    "How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend out lives." ~Annie Dillard

  • Lake Tahoe

    January 2016

    "If you're lucky enough to be in the mountains, you're lucky enough."

    Heavenly Mountain, Lake Tahoe CA

    White Trees

    Lake Tahoe CA

    Powder Day

    Lake Tahoe CA

    No Turning Back

    Lake Tahoe CA

    Chains On

    Lake Tahoe CA


    Heavenly Mountain, Lake Tahoe CA

  • Phuket

    December 2015

    Life in the Fast Lane

    Karon Beach, Phuket

    Patong Charm

    Patong Beach, Phuket

    The Beach

    Ko Phi Phi

    Phang Nga

    Ao Phang Nga


    Ao Phang Nga

  • Tasmania

    December 2015

    Bluestone Bay

    Freycinet National Park

    Through the Lens

    Bay of Fires

    Edge of the Earth

    Freycinet National Park

    Chasing Auroras

    Outside Hobart

    Clifton Beach

    Clifton Beach

    Road Trippin'

    Outside Hobart

    Wine Tasting

    Milton Winery

    Hammock Life

    Freycinet National Park


    Garden Lagoon, Bay of Fires

    Wally the Wallaby

    Freycinet National Park

    Parking Lot

    Roaring Beach

    Remarkable Caves

    Remarkable Caves

    Off the Grid

    Garden Lagoon. Bay of Fires

  • Montana

    December 2015

    Exploring Yellowstone

    Yellowstone National Park

    First Time Hot Springin'

    Boiling River, Yellowstone

    No Friends on a Powder Day

    Bridger Bowl, Bozeman


    Hyalite Canyon

    Hiking in Snow

    Hyalite Canyon

    The Beauty is in the Details

    Hyalite Canyon

    Superman's Lair

    Mammoth Hot Springs, Yellowstone

  • Central Coast CA

    November 2015

    Dawn at the Rock

    Morro Bay CA

    No Waves

    Avila Beach CA

    Two Birds

    Morro Bay CA

    The Pier

    Avila Beach CA

    The Golden Moment

    Avila Beach CA

    And It Was All Yellow

    Morro Bay CA

    The Rock

    Morro Bay CA

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