A bit of a life update for those who are interested - is anyone still here?
The transition back to city life after spending 6 months hiking was more difficult than I expected. It still feels a bit like I’m pretending to be someone that lives here when actually I don’t (It's been a year and a half, I definitely live here).
I’ve been able to get out of the city a few times, mostly up to Scotland where I’ve been taking a few outdoor courses - most proud of my Wilderness First Responder certification which I got from a very intense week of wilderness medical training with @wemsiinternational back in November.
I did manage to find a very cheap flight out to California for a couple of weeks in October to visit my friends Rebekah and Jake. I hiked with them through most of Oregon and a lot of Washington, so it was really amazing to spend some time with them, reminiscing about the good old days and seeing what they’ve been up to since - one of those things is renovating the trailer above into this beautiful little desert home. I also managed to spend a few days back on the PCT which was SO great. These pictures are from that trip.
But yeah, I’ve pretty much spent the last year and a half hunkering down, working and saving everything I possibly can so that one day I'll be able to afford to go away again. I’ve been really fortunate to find a full-time job that I enjoy with people I like spending time with, and to be able to move in with my dad which has actually been really nice and has allowed me to cut my spending down to very little.
Hiking the PCT back in 2018 gave me a taste of a lifestyle I grew to love, and I feel like I owe it to myself to explore that side of my life as much as I can while im still young. SO, I'm aiming to set off towards the end of this year, and if all goes well this time I’ll be out exploring wild and remote places for at least a few years before the city life claims me back (It's good to dream big, right?)
This waterfall easily made it into my list of top 5 waterfalls I’ve ever been to. It had the perfect balance of sketchy AF adventure to get to and insane views 🤯🥾💀
I’ll never forget walking around the corner and just as I saw this 500 foot waterfall crashing down before me @irfaanfoolchand went, “Welcome to... Jurassic Park!” 🌴🦕🦖☄️
Nothing better than an afternoon paddle on a perfect summer day. Tag a friend you’d love to do this with! 👭🏻 Kayaks rented at @the.wild.society 🤙🏼
Away for a Short time 😢 See u soon ♥️
Socially distanced |
In the edit this week. A new film with @moco_arch about their Huntingdon Estate proposal, interviewing different members of the team who worked on it about what it means to them #model #Shoreditch #london
Hoy, antes de una Arqui junta.🧜🦄🌺🏂
I just want to drive until I run out of highway into the purple sky 🌌
What happens when a couple of Canadians go to Iceland and find out about a HOT SPRING RIVER that is at the top of a mountain, surrounded by snow and the temperature around it is -25 °C (-13 °F)? 🥶
The Canadians put their boots on and hike up to the tippy top of that mountain and hop STRAIGHT ON IN to those hot springs 😂🏔
Luckily for us this sunrise wasn’t until like 12pm since it was the middle of Winter... Which means we got to sleep in 😴
I've been taking a break from social media, but still out shooting and camping. Got some fun light last weekend! Hope everyone is doing good!
Happy Friday y’all 🤘🏼 I want to thank everyone who supported the print series with @printersrowcoffee. It ended a few weeks ago, but I haven’t been on here a lot lately. We sold over $1,400 in prints with my portion of the profits going to @igrowchicago and PRCC’s going to their baristas who have been affected by the pandemic. The support means so much—thank you thank you. Hope you’re all doing well & staying safe. 🙏🏼
The wood-fired hot tub build video is up on Youtube! Just search “Braedin Toth”. (All edited using @soundstripemusic)
When editing a video for youtube you have to be very particular with what music you use. The social apps we use allow you to share music in different ways, and we all know the struggle of finding good music for videos that is copyright free.
I’m excited to announce a partnership with @soundstripemusic who provides unlimited music for creators.
My fav part so far which using SoundStripe is having access to the stem files of the songs.
From there I can tweak all the levels of each song layer and remove vocals or include certain parts.
Right now I am able to offer 10% off to their platform by using code BRAEDIN10
Link is in bio 👌🏼 #partner
Maybe this is goodbye. Today was your burial memorial service. It saddens me that I am unable to attend due to the travel restrictions placed by COVID but hopefully I make up for it someday... I have written 2 open letters, countless memoirs and fragmented thoughts scattered all over my Twitter to express my grief and to hopefully cope with reality but I have fallen short each time. This is my third attempt and I hope to get closure from this...
Letters are nothing new. As I am writing these you are probably looking down and laughing at how cringe or crying at how sweet I am. I always felt like I had the words to comfort you whenever you needed, but as I write these I feel like words do not justify your significance. You are a motivating force in my life, in my eyes you were Twitch. You had such an impact on everyone you crossed paths with whether it was for a while or a short period of time, you transformed everyone one way or another. You were insightful on a variety of topics and had a very positive outlook on things despite your upbringings. You had amazing taste in music but better taste in food, I will never forget all the songs you put me on and all the foods you raved about. You wanted me to teach you how to use your camera to do mukbangs and to improve your selfie game but we never got around to that and I will forever regret so.
There is so much more to say but I feel like I am rambling at this point. My favorite line I quoted whenever you were feeling down was, “friends are like stars, you may not always see them but you know they are always there...” I made you cry when I first mentioned it on your birthday a year ago... and here I am now crying and wishing that there were more stars in your sky. I know it’s going to be hard and I know I will have to let you go soon but I will forever cherish you in my memory and I will always tell your story. It’s sad to finally let go and I did say maybe this is a goodbye but it’s more like a see you later. Be well sister, may you rest in eternal peace. You are loved.
Your little brother,
Long Live Lannie
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Right when it seemed we were getting close to crawling out of the cave here in California, now we’re starting to close back down. Just gotta get those good cave views!
ADOPTABLE: Warren, Tabby cat (7 m/o) - via @animalleague, Port Washington, NY
Miss you London 😔
Soo it’s been a while guys, but I saw this opportunity and wanted to jump on it! Got a lot of time for what the boys over at @UK.Shooters are doing for the photography scene in the UK and wanted to enter this sick competition they have put on for everyone! So I’ve tried my best to put my own style on @CyrusNezami and @M.Visuals photo’s! Amazing photos guys and look forward to seeing everyone else’s edits too!