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Taking 5 With: Josh Blakley

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Taking 5 With: Josh Blakley

Meet photographer, explorer, and adventure seeker from Coeur d'Alene Idaho - Josh Blakley!

What are some of your hobbies or interests?
A few of my favorite hobbies and interests are getting outdoors with my girlfriend Taylor and our German Shepherd, Honey. I love to do parkour when I can, time doesn't allow for it as much as it used to but I still get out there every once in a while. Of course, I love doing photography and creating content for my blog MtnTalk.com as well as for personal work or clients.

Where is your favorite place to explore/travel?
My favorite place to explore? Hmm. That's a good question. I can't pick a favorite place but rather an entire region: the Pacific North West. I would love to go travel a little more overseas, pretty much everywhere. 

What do you like about the Trapper Flannel?
I love that I can be comfortable in the Trapper Flannel in my home or on the mountains. That's right, mountains. Here in North Idaho I love taking my slippers snowshoeing or just plain old hiking in the snow. They keep my feet nice and warm and even dry for the most part, depending on how cold it is.

Why are Staheekum slippers a great choice after an outdoor activity?
After an outdoor activity? How about during an outdoor activity? Okay, both! If I do choose to wear boots or other tennis shoes during my outdoor activities then I love having the Flannel Trapper Slipper in my car to get warmer and cozy right away. They have a nice sole so it's easy to wear them as a casual shoe during the colder months inside or out.

Do you have any tips for first time explorers?
My advice for first time explorers would be, don't be afraid to be curious, break a few rules, and try new things. One of my favorite quotes is:
"If you are lucky enough to find a way of life you love, you have to find the courage to live it." —John Irving

Be sure to follow Josh on Instagram to see his beautiful photography and to stay up to date on his upcoming projects!

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