This is a cell phone photo of Jake, a hand for Cevey Pennington in Parker, Colorado. I’ve never met Jake, or maybe I have but didn’t know who he was at the time. I sure didn’t know him way back in 2005 when we came up with the logo for Doubletough. Aaron Enget told the story that inspired the name, which you can read about here, and when I try to envision a guy tougher than a fella ridin’ a grizzly bear, this photo is it. The boots, spurs, worn chaps, bloody gloves, dusty hat and hidden face….damn that guy is tough.
Jake shot this muley on Cevey’s place on November 3 of last year. I’ve been sitting on the photo ever since trying to come up with a post about it. I still can’t. It’s a bit blurry, the color is off with almost an antique appeal. Still, the photo speaks for itself.
Click the photo for the full-size version. Thanks to Doubletough contributor Aaron Enget.