Jason Rothmeyer Skater Profile
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Hometown: Long Beach CA, Stance: Regular, Age: 42, Status: Pro
Last Update: Friday, March 21, 2014 Submit an Update
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I could post frog photos from my 2012 Peru trip for like 2 months straight if I wanted. I've got so many photos. It rained so hard while we were there that "hiking" at night consisted of wading through knee deep water and hoping you were actually in a trail. Also trying not to trip on any branches and submerging your camera gear. But....it brought out a ton of these Three Striped Poison Dart Frogs. Insane neon green colors on them. I also saw a cane toad so big in the water I thought it was a small caiman because it's eyes were so far apart.
Granular Dart Frog from the small river behind the amazing place we stay in Costa Rica when visiting down there. These guys are tiny little frogs with amazing coloration and are typically found by streams down there. Makes me want to go back and pay another visit. Look up Shelter From The Storm for an amazing place to stay down there near Dominical.
Some people are really good at finding these Rosy Boas...I am not one of those people. This is the only one I've ever found on my own, and it was just randomly road cruising up in the Mojave a couple years back. I need to link up with some people to learn how to find them better and not with just dumb luck. Cool looking snakes though. Not as cool as rattlesnakes, but still cool.
Last year in the winter I rolled out to the Sierras immediately after a big snowstorm to catch Death Valley and the Sierras in some nice winter weather with @sethdedoes We found this big lone tree looking pretty cool while out driving. Might have to head out there again soon if it gets good up there.
These snakes are pretty difficult to find sitting still. This is a Desert Striped Whipsnake (I'm pretty sure, they look just like Racers). I found this early morning hiking on the eastern side of the Sierras right along the trail. As soon a I fired off a few pics it bolted and was gone. They're very fast and before this I've only had fleeting glances of them. I think we saw 3 of them that morning though.
A couple years ago during Super Bowl weekend I went hiking before the game out in Arizona by Maya's grandmas house. It was 55 degrees out and I really wasn't looking to find anything but low and behold this patchnosed snake was hanging out under a rock in the middle of eating down a lizard meal. Probably going to have to hit the trail when we go back out for the big game in a couple weeks.
No nature pics for a while, I need to get back to some. Here's a White Collared Jay from the Manu Road in Peru, 2011. The best birding place I've ever been. Can't wait to go back someday. That area has one of the highest bird diversity of anywhere on earth. Plus, a ridiculous amount of snakes, frogs, monkeys and all types of other cool stuff.
Here's a little advice and history for people out there. If you want to get good at something...be it skateboarding, photography, basketball, whatever....start doing it with people who are better than you. This is my homie Ron Mendoza @rm_pastry back in 1989/1990. Had he not moved over near my house in 1988 i never would have got as good as I did at skating, that's for sure. He was always WAY better than me and just at a whole other level. But I lucked out and got sponsored when he didn't for some reason. Peep these moves, good style and insane tricks especially for that time.
Edited some more old footage, prepare for another onslaught of 90's skate footy. Me skating these 3 stairs was the equivalent of me hitting El Toro. I just never went big on stairs. This is 1990 right after I got on @santacruzskateboards and just random footage from our homie videos. You stole my flatground trick 23 years later @billy_marks I know you do those in games of skate.
Had a photo printed in a magazine for the first time. Top left photo from my Peru trip. It's in the @jwmarriotthotels magazine. So if you're a baller staying at that hotel, peep my game. Ha. It's an article on great birding spots around the world. I had a banging Quetzal photo turned in as well but they went with the bottom right one.
Here was the quick view we got of sunrise creeping over #zioncanyon early this week. A short hike in the dark at around 20 degrees got us to this amazing viewpoint. Sun shone on the tips of the mountains for about 10 minutes tops, then disappeared the rest of the trip. Cool looking highlights though.
Nice little place to start the day with my wife. Just waiting until the light shines through. It came out for a good 15 minutes then disappeared behind the clouds. Hiked in the dark to get here for sunrise. Then as we are walking out everyone else shows up to "shoot the sunrise". Too late suckers. Here's a tip, if you aren't there when it's dark, you're too late to shoot it most likely. Right @sethdedoes ? Zion National Park
I've shot photos at a lot worse places than this. Doing a quick 2 day trip to #zionnationalpark until wed. Never been here before. I'm not one for crowds, so the amount of people is hard for me to get over. That's not saying I'm afraid of people, I just hate idiots and don't have a lot of patience with them. But there's a reason this place is popular, it's pretty damn scenic.
Dave Chappelle said everything looks better in slo mo. I think he's right. Had a great Christmas Eve sesh with @s_hernandez and @clockradiospeaker at some perfect curbs today. My ode to @matthensley22 here. Skate nerds will get the song and reference. Gonna make this a regular spot now that I know it's there. Thanks @heavymetalchuck for the directions.
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