Joe Kinder’s Summer Road Trip: Chapter 2–Riggins, Idaho

Rock Climbing

Last week, I kicked off Chapter 1 of Joe Kinder’s Summer Road Trip with some fond road trip memories from my college days. Thanks to freelance photographer/writer Ben Herndon (check out more of Ben’s work at this week’s imagery is all about Joe and at a level of quality my college buddies and I can’t touch.

Photo courtesy of Ben Herndon/

Ben is a freelance photographer/writer based in Moscow, Idaho whose work is the result of  ”following around a handful of genuinely cool people who just happen to play hard in some stunning, photogenic locales.”

Photo courtesy of Ben Herndon/

Ben’s ongoing goal is simple: “to do justice to the relationship between hardcore people and beautiful environments…and to not go sterile from photographing on a rope for hours.”

Sincere thanks to Ben and JP from Tandem Stills + Motion for allowing me to share these images on our blog. Here’s some live action of Joe at Riggins, Idaho that I hope you’ll find equally breathtaking.

Jim Darroch

Jim's love for the outdoors began with family camping trips in "Brady Bunch" style canvas tents and progressed to backpacking adventures with the Boy Scouts. In 2007, he fulfilled his teenage dream by joining Eastern Mountain Sports as Brand Communications Manager. When he's not in the office, you'll find Jim kayaking, hiking, and mountain biking around the Monadnock Region and throughout New England with his wife Brenda and his dog Brewski.


  1. Ben
    July 28, 2012, 1:03 pm

    Thanks for the plug, Jim!

  2. cali
    July 28, 2012, 9:53 am

    I really liked the video. I think Idaho would be an awesome place to climb. Inspiring for sure!

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