Benjamin Bixby

Outdoorsy. Web Developer, Filmmaker, Photographer.


01/27/2018 11:23 am

My Experience with the iPhone 7 plus and iOS 11, iPhone 8/X release

12/22/2017 11:26 am

I’ve had my iPhone 7 plus 256gb for a little over a year now.

​Prior to iOS 11 and the iPhone 8 and X release, my iPhone 7 plus worked wonderfully. Super fast. Long battery life.

As soon as I upgrade to iOS 11 - poor battery life, consistently crashes apps, random restarts and poor performance overall.

Is Apple really “saving your phone” from battery degradation or are they purposely detuning your prior model-year phone to get you to upgrade to the latest and greatest?

I can’t say for sure… but this doesn’t bode well for my confidence in Apple.


12/01/2017 03:37 pm

“Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and then beat you with experience.” - Mark Twain

AEV ZR2 Colorado

11/01/2017 10:26 am


09/29/2017 09:05 am

gotta admire the aspiration. hoping they can make it happen!

a guy at work

09/28/2017 09:54 pm

at sea

09/10/2017 08:10 pm

under an arctic sky soundtrack

09/08/2017 04:31 pm

man this brings back memories

07/11/2017 10:27 pm


07/11/2017 09:52 pm

Timescapes Tom Lowe at it again….

roam the earth

06/30/2017 01:55 pm

thought i saw a

06/21/2017 09:00 am

dog love mtb love

06/08/2017 04:29 pm


06/03/2017 12:45 am

why focus on the past when you have the future


05/30/2017 11:21 am

won’t you

03/23/2017 08:48 am

The Marcus King Band

02/28/2017 03:47 pm

Been watching these guys for a bit now… they make great music. Marcus King, only 20 yrs old… dude’s gunna be big in the future. Will be one of the greats.

What do you bring to the table

02/15/2017 11:18 am

​What do I deserve? What does she deserve?

What do I have to offer? What do I bring to the table? What do I practice that makes me worthy of someone of the quality that I want?

I don’t ask myself the questions, these questions that truly matter. That make a difference in the way I live my life. Too busy trying to keep my thoughts unclear.

couple goodies

01/24/2017 04:27 pm


01/20/2017 02:56 pm

I mean… really?

olivers army

12/28/2016 09:58 am

life and

12/23/2016 09:25 pm


12/16/2016 10:45 pm

Recently a person whom I’ve been friends with since elementary school decided to stop being friends with me because of my social and political viewpoints. It doesn’t really bother me all that much that we’re no longer friends… what bothers me is how that person came to that conclusion (to no longer be friends). That person did so without even challenging my viewpoint(s) - just completely refused to actually debate me on the issues and viewpoints I hold. No talking things over - facts, statistics - not even saying good bye. Just completely shutting down.

When you remove yourself from the conversation you remove yourself from the solution you “so desperately care about” - meaning, you don’t really care. You’re lazy. Perpetual degradation of your own intellect. Sad.

Bye felicia.

podcast with kraig ehm

12/15/2016 09:26 am

I always have a good time visiting and talking to Kraig Ehm of MSU CANR video productions.​ Kraig has a lot of fun little projects he does - including Spartan Podcast. I’m not sure I collected my thoughts very well in this short interview - would be fun to talk more in the future.


12/13/2016 09:57 am

wonderfully different

12/11/2016 07:58 pm

adventure club

12/04/2016 09:09 am

everyday i

11/29/2016 12:07 pm

late morning vibes

11/14/2016 10:57 am

this new milky chance is fire

11/11/2016 10:34 am

men amongst

10/31/2016 07:59 am

the fear

10/21/2016 10:48 am

starting low and building yourself up in the place you want to be?

where do i want to be?

we don’t ask ourselves this question enough.

I want to be outdoors
I want to make films, share experiences
I want to travel
...find love and be in it all day everyday.

That’s my manifesto. My goal.

How to achieve that goal?

That’s the fun part smile

the fear of starting over


10/21/2016 07:35 am


10/18/2016 03:24 pm
  • Annapurna
  • Aconcagua
  • Iceland (everywhere)
  • Norway (everywhere)

it’s doable.


09/30/2016 09:48 am


09/11/2016 11:37 pm

thinking of naming him “Mather” - pronounced “math - er” after Mather Pass, the toughest pass I went over on the JMT.

strollers of fire

09/11/2016 11:35 pm

Evolution Lake

09/07/2016 12:05 am
Spot the planets… @ Evolution Lake / Muir Pass A photo posted by Benjamin Bixby (@benjaminbixby) on

Lake Virginia

09/07/2016 12:04 am
Lake Virginia A photo posted by Benjamin Bixby (@benjaminbixby) on

jmt tunes

08/11/2016 12:51 pm


08/11/2016 12:27 am
Men do not fear death,
they fear the pain of dying.
- Apsley Cherry-Gerrard

dog love

08/10/2016 01:02 pm

going east: a family adventure tour

08/10/2016 12:59 pm

​how cool is this? life goals…

H.W. Tilman

08/09/2016 05:57 pm
"But, sir, how does one get on an expedition such as yours?"
"Put on your boots and go!"
- Tilman


08/09/2016 05:57 pm
I believe in you.
- me


08/09/2016 05:55 pm
Your body won't go where your mind doesn't push it.
- unknown