Levitating in a stand of Douglar Fir trees on the Washington side of the Columbia River Gorge, the incredible treehouse dubbed The Cinder Cone is the culmination of a full year of creative carpentry and hipster can-do. The 'Cone took a group of friends from around the country, some professional woodworkers, some hacks, to put together the plans and materials and actually build the twin 220 square-foot living spaces, along with the handsome skate bowl and wood fired hot tub. As it stands now, it could easily be a stand-in for a future Wes Anderson homestead.
This is only the latest departure from the norm for photographer Foster Huntington, who quit New York City in 2011 to take his camera on the road, and ended up documenting the lifestyle of fellow vehicle-based vagabonds for a book he published called Home Is Where You Park It. With the road yearnings waning and a desire for a fixed spot in the ground to call home growing, Foster, who grew to enjoy life in small spaces over the course of his time on the road, brought The Cinder Cone to fruition with friends who were thankfully as capable as they were ambitious.
TGR will be stopping by The Cinder Cone on our way up for the unReal movie premiere in Vancouver later this month, so if you've got a burning treehouse question you want answered, let us know in the comments...
From The Column: Base Camp
Dear Bumion, I’ve got a #skitownproblem, About three weeks ago, I Tinder matched with a beautiful woman. Her profile had pics of her doing adventurous stuff that made me feel like I knew her in a shallow, superficial way. It was love at first swipe. The first time we got together, we realized we were both climbers, and I was stoked to get out and send with her, until … we whipped out our gear. When I say I like climbing, what I really mean is that I like bouldering with my shirt off and
Alex Honnold, you better watch out. There’s some hot new competition in the world of free-soloing and it’s coming from this adorable raccoon. RELATED: Alex Honnold Free Climbs San Francisco What started out as a sad story about this raccoon being trapped on a ledge of the Town Square office building in St. Paul, Minnesota has turned into an incredible feat of athleticism: after maintenance workers unsuccessfully tried to coax the animal down, he started scaling the 25-story tower.
Do Alex Honnold and Tommy Caldwell have superpowers? It’s up for debate. Just last week, the two made headlines when they beat the speed record on the Nose of Yosemite's El Capitan by a whole nine minutes, coming in at a time of 2:10:53. In the world of speed climbing, taking off that much of a time margin was almost unprecedented. Then, on Monday, they returned to the climb and did the unbelievable: they came in at 2:01:53. RELATED: Honnold and Caldwell Break Their Own Nose Record Now