Abbi Hearne - Ep. 004

Abbi Hearne - Ep. 004

Photo courtesy of Abbi Hearne

Photo courtesy of Abbi Hearne

I love to do these things and maybe I don’t push myself as much as the next person, but I could…I could decide to later, and just because I didn’t in the past doesn’t mean I can’t now.
-Abbi Hearne

I met with Abbi in the quiet town of Page, Arizona. Her and husband Cal were posted up there for a couple weeks while Abbi lead a series of sold out Adventurer Workshops with friend and fellow elopement photographer/guide Maddie Mae (along with Amber and Tori) of Adventure Instead.

Greeted by warm smiles and friendly hugs, I quickly felt like I was sitting with old friends as we shared stories and laughs over breakfast at Canyon Crepes Cafe. Within minutes it was easy to understand why, beyond the brilliant photos and ability to guide clients to some incredible locations, you’d want her along for your big day.

Photo courtesy of Abbi Hearne

Photo courtesy of Abbi Hearne

Growing up in Texas, far from the world of life on the road, Abbi never envisioned or set out towards the huge wave to come. Rather, she identified a series of small goals that would allow her and Cal to enjoy the spaces they love and the adventures that bring them closer to themselves and each other.

A self described homebody, it seems only natural that she’d take the adage of home is where the heart is (for her, husband Cal and pup Charlie) one step further and literally tow her home along for the first round of life on the road. Years and iterations later, her world and “home” have gown to levels that she could have never imagined. All because this beacon of a human had a wild idea that sparked into an amazing journey that is, without question, limitless.

Genuine, hilarious and heartwarming - I hope that Abbi and her story will motivate and inspire you the way that it has me. I hope that you’ll find something that ignites your desire to chase your dreams.

To your wildest self, be true.

Photo courtesy of Abbi Hearne

Photo courtesy of Abbi Hearne

Episode Links

The Hearnes Website :: Your gateway to the most amazing elopement experience ever

Canyon Crepes Cafe :: All the yums in Page, AZ

Spiders :: Yikes. Read up, stay safe.

Cryptobiotic Soil :: Glen Canyon specific, but provides a good sense of what to be mindful of.

AAC Accidents in North American Climbing :: Learn from those that survived, and from those that didn’t. This is essential reading for all that head into the mountains.

AAC Sharp End Podcast :: Accidents happen, learn from others and do everything you can to control your own risk.

The Present (Act One of “Meet Cute” - This American Life) :: I’m not crying, you’re crying!

Climbs/Areas Mentioned in the Show

West Face of the Gossips :: Owl Rock :: The Three Penguins :: Castleton Tower

Books Mentioned in the Show

Into Thin Air :: Enduring Patagonia :: Learning to Fly :: Rock Climbing Yosemite Valley (not mentioned, but Yosemite certainly was, so…this is THE book)

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Annie Janssen - Ep. 003

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