Tim Matsui

I'm an Emmy-nominated multimedia journalist and producer focusing on human trafficking, alternative energy, and the environment.


I tell stories for non-profits, news organizations, and, for companies, I specialize in social media-ready projects relating to corporate social responsibility .


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SHOUT OUT!
Packed house, 100+ turned away, at @featheredfriends1972 as @mikeylikesrocks launches the @patagonia FORCE tour with the hometown crowd last night. A story about passion and community.
“If you don’t risk it and put it all in, you won’t get a lot back,” Mikey said. “If you knew the outcome of everything it would be really boring. I don’t know if I’ll succeed at this but I’m going to go find out.”
Check out @ducttapethenbeer for the view the other way. Yes, that’s Fitz and Mikey up front trying to capture the scene.

I guess you could call this a #tbt that my dad found and my mom sent for my birthday, September 11. I think those are even my favorite Oshkosh overalls. As the story goes, I insisted on wearing them every. single. day. Bad habits start early, I suppose.
#childhood #backintheday #wheniwasyoung #birthday

Between Two Spires.
Apparently there’s a new descent route, but since I didn’t know about it, we took the ‘old’ line into the chasm between North and South Early Winter Spires in the Liberty Bell group at Washington Pass. It involves choss, a free-hanging rappel, and some optional down climbing. Still, pretty cool.

Sadly, across the valley to the east (see previous photo in my feed), a climber fell to his death while rappelling, the second Puget Sound resident in about as many weeks. News report says it was on Liberty Bell, but on Sunday we watched the Snohomish County helicopter hovering near Spontaneity ArĂȘte. Because accidents happen, check, check, and re-check yours and your partner’s systems. Please.
@snohomishHRT #safetyfirst #climbingaccidents #rappel #washingtonpass #wapass #northcascades #northwest #mountain #climbing #landscape #summer #sun

Washington Pass.
Summit shadows of the Liberty Bell group creep across Highway 20 as the afternoon sun bakes the western slopes of the Wine Spires across the glacially carved valley. #washingtonpass #wapass #northcascades #northwest #mountain #landscape #alpine #climbing from atop North Early Winter Spire with @aidanhaley

Thermals.
Para gliders catch invisible columns of air rising over the the Liberty Bell group at Washington Pass, North Cascades. Photo from the top of North Early Winter Spire with @aidanhaley
#alpinelight #alpine #cragging #northcascades #northwest #mountain #landscape #paragliding #flight #washingtonpass #hwy20

The smell of salt water.
I didn’t realize I missed it, but I took the time for an afternoon run at Discovery Park and there it was. Salt water. The gentle waves of Puget Sound, the scent of seaweed and sand. I haven’t been gone in the high desert and continental mountains for long, and I’ve certainly visited some beautiful places, but in spite of the traffic and the noise, there’s just something in the air here. And I think it’s the smell of salt water.
#seattle #pnw #upperleft #northwest #pugetsound #salishsea #discoverypark #trailrun #landscape #summer #sun #saltwater #lovewhereyoulive

The home stretch.
I think this was southeast Washington. Still a few hours to go, but they passed quickly. #latergram #landscape #horizon #roadtrip #travel #straightline #drive #summer #sun

Oregon.
Hours of open plains and rolling hills through a cracked windscreen at 70mph.
#latergram #landscape #roadtrip #ontheroad #summer #sun

Wide Load.
It’s that kind of country and that time of year in southern Idaho when heavy farm equipment shares the road as the fields are harvested. Declo, Idaho.
#roadtrip #climbinglife #idaho #landscape #ontheroad #agriculture #farming #foodproduction #autodorking for @terukuwayama

A camper watches the evening storm pass by at sunset. City of Rocks, Idaho.
#weather #clouds #watching #landscape #cityofrocks #idaho #climbinglife #roadtrip