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  • 2 References 2 Confirmed & Positive
  • Fluent in English
  • 31, Male
  • Member since 2010
  • saving Mother Earth
  • B.S. in Environmental Science from the University of Idaho
  • From Graham, WA
  • Profile 95% complete

About Me


Live simply, play outside and cover as much ground as possible


Although born in Washington, environmental activist James Blakely considers himself a native to Idaho's Palouse region. His passions include wolverines, civil disobedience, community organizing, gardening, landscaping, biking, slacklining, hiking, backpacking, photography and generally being outside. James has worked a variety jobs since graduating from the University of Idaho with a B.S. in Environmental Science. Such jobs include, serving a year in AmeriCorps, and spending a summer working on the Northern Forest Canoe Trail throughout New England.


"You can walk alongside your life, going from point to point, living out your little time-line. Or you can plunge right in, immerse yourself." - Kathleen Deen Moore
"Magic is an experience. It's the experience of finding oneself alive inside a world that is itself alive. It is the experience of contact and communication between oneself and something that is profoundly different from oneself: a swallow, a frog, a spider weaving a web." - David Abram

Why I’m on Couchsurfing


Haven't had the chance to host anyone yet because I keep moving around.


Great so far


Biking, Hiking, Backpacking, Slacklining, Sustainability, Wolverines (Gulo gulo), Saving the Environment, Listening to music, Snowshoeing, Activism, and just hanging being outside, photography

  • photography
  • dancing
  • environment
  • gardening
  • magic
  • music
  • guitar
  • cycling
  • hiking
  • backpacking
  • canoeing
  • snowshoeing
  • science

Music, Movies, and Books

Favorite bands: Michael Franti & Spearhead, Big & Rich, Jay Brannan, The Shook Twins, Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, Elephant Revival

Favorite books: Into The Wild, The Sword of Truth Series, How Shall I Live My Life by Derrick Jensen

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

Lived at a hot spring for six months
Getting arrested for civil disobedience in front of the White House (August 29 2011)
Skinny dipping with beavers (summer 2011)
Climbed Longs Peak (14,259 feet) in Rocky Mountain National Park. (Summer 2006)

Teach, Learn, Share

Things I would like to learn: Poi aka fire dancing, guitar, + lots of other interesting things.

I can teach you how to slackline

Countries I’ve Visited

United States

Countries I’ve Lived In

United States

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