On the way to Wheeler Peak Glacier on a trail that uses the glacial Moraine - ankle support is important! We did some scrambling toward the end on the rock glacier. A little tough on the feet, but a pretty payoff. #wheelerpeak #glacier #greatbasin #nevada #moraine
And I come back changed, I can feel it in my bones.
After photographing the Milky Way at Hatteras Lighthouse I drove up to capture it at Bodie Island Lighthouse. I got there just in time to capture the Milky Way directly over the lighthouse which made it appear as if it was to be coming out from the lighthouse. Click the link in my bio for Milky Way Photo tips. #bodieislandlighthouse #OBX #visitnc @naturalnorthcarolina
Sigma 35mm f/1.4 art
What a wild week it’s been.. a week of scrambling for work, long days, challenges, new friends, people helping people, compassion, lessons, disagreements, beauty, old friends ~ all under the hot Colorado sun 🌞 it’s been difficult but I am grateful. I am where I need to be ~ you are too. We will be okay 💛✨
Image via @adamjk
One of the most fondest memories for our boys was meeting Stuart McKenzie @the_snake_catcher
🐍 It seems like yesterday when they watched him rescue this Carpet Python from behind a customers surfboard. Being present for the release back into the wild was their favorite part. Thanks Stu for being a hero to our boys! 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻
Not sure if my mom is visiting for me or visiting because it's Hawaii 🤔
The most challenging and possibly the best hike I've ever done. And this girl is a bad ass. She powered through scrambles up waterfalls with sketchy ropes and an equally sketchy hike around a crater on a slippery muddy narrow trail with massive drops on either side. She's a keeper
Twas a grand hike today through alpine tundra.
Beers and sunsets.
Only way to finish off a long day on the river.
Brace for impact with these meteorites from #karmaoriginals
you'll have a stellar time 👌☄️
I’ve decided to quit the PCT, for 2018 at least.⠀
I came to the trail for three core reasons:⠀
1. I wanted to meet people and share quality time outdoors. This, as from my previous post, has happened without a doubt, and I’ve made friends I’m sure I’ll keep for life. It’s just such quality time versus our social interactions day-to-day. You can’t help but bond with someone you hike over a mountain pass with.⠀
2. Simplification. I wanted to cut out all of the fat, all of the bullshit. This has definitely happened. The standards for what I need and want have been refined and lowered drastically. Moreover, I’ve just loved the hiker trash lifestyle. Dirty, hungry, and ridiculous. But, simple. The question now is how do I go about sustainably bringing the hiker trash lifestyle off trail? It’s difficult, because, really, society en mass doesn’t really like hiker trash. This simplification, however, has been where most of my growth over the past few months has occurred. It’s been a developing process ever since I moved to Dublin three years back with two suitcases and two backpacks. I remember immensely the burden my stuff became, and what a contrast it is to move from that to living out of a singular backpack attempting to be as ultralight as possible. I refuse to add that fat back in to my life.⠀
3. Deep immersion in nature. I was hoping for those euphoric, “oh my god…” moments out in nature. But, I found none of those moments on trail. The necessity to crush miles was always the prominent feature. Whenever I did find hints of this euphoria, it was always off trail: a detour to summit a peak or to scramble to some high alpine lake...(continued in comments)⠀
We ended the trip in the wind river range. We dropped the campers at a campground and drove to Fremont Lake to find a tent camp site for the night ⛺️ . Spent the day on the gorgeous Sandy Beach staring at the snow capped Wind River Range and relaxing. Talking and looking back at the last two weeks and all the amazing things we saw and did. 🏔
When I returned from volunteering in Vietnam, I looked around my condo and felt overwhelmed by the amount of “stuff” I had. Fueled by jet lag and this anxiety, I stayed up most of the night sorting through my things. As the sun rose, I sat on my floor with 12 bags of clothing and several boxes to donate. The concept of “needing” something has shifted drastically for me. Travel changes you, sometimes in the most unexpected of ways and for that I’m incredibly grateful. // how has travel changed you?
love/hate relationship with the gulf right now bc red tide || 📸 @mama_a_gliha
Looking out over the Swell as summer clouds drift over the desert.
The ring of cliffs surrounding the San Rafael Swell create a pretty imposing barrier. It's why this section of I-70 was one of the last portions of the interstate highway system to be built. The cliffs surround the land in the middle like a natural fortress the size of Rhode Island with very few canyons slicing all the way through to provide entry. Few natural canyons would allow a horse team through, so slicing a 4 lane freeway through the cliffs was a pretty big civil engineering project.
These caves have everything: stalactites, stalagmites, Cave popcorn, Cave bacon, bats, a constant temperature of 50 degrees Fahrenheit, historical graffiti and teeny tiny pseudo scorpions - who knew that was even a thing?!? 🤷🏻♂️ #lehmancaves #greatbasin #caves #nevada
“You must search for the loveliness of America; it is not obvious; it is scattered; but when you find it, it touches you and binds you to it like a great secret oath taken in silence.”
— Struthers Burt, Jackson Hole Dude Rancher, 1934. We all took that secret oath in the Tetons. America has so many beautiful and unique places and we are so lucky to have wonderful friends that have the same passion for nature, adventure, and national parks that we can live in small confined spaces for two weeks at a time. 🏔🏔🏔 cheers to the yes friends who are always down for an adventure and can hold the same stories of our travels 🍻
Knowledge is always good to share. Everyone’s opinion have a great value and is really hard to judge right or wrong when we mix different cultures and historical facts. We can however show different point of views and let people understand what will be the good for them and the society around.
I was so glad that those students had an opportunity to debate and discuss polemic topics with people from all over the world, but I’m the luck one who learned more of their lives.
#zambia #sharetheexperience #futureprofessionals #futuremen #futurewomen