Looking out from the darkness.....
I’m back to work today but still riding the wave of happiness from my short camping trip. If you’ve seen the movie Lean on Me, or It, or the Stranger Things series- you know the feeling of childhood nostalgia they bring on- the feeling of being a kid and exploring, finding fun in simple things, and living the secret life of a kid when adults seemed like a different species. That’s how I feel when I go on road trips and camp. I get to build forts, eat food I packed to make the trips special, read into the night by flashlight, tap into that childlike wonderment that seems to get lost in adulthood—basically, feel free from adult life for awhile. Physically I may be aging, but my mind will always be young and free. (And now back to adulting... another trip will be on the horizon soon enough!) :: Chilicotal campsite at @bigbendnps
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I left another little zipper bag in the bear box at Chilicotal in Big Bend! Inside is a note asking that the plastic bag enclosed be used to pick up trash at the site or on a trail. I only found an old sock and a smashed can that looked like it was from a long, long time ago at Chilicotal, but when I stopped at the Pine Springs 4 campsite to investigate for a future trip I picked up tons of trash- so much toilet paper (I had gloves- ew) ‼️. PSA: toilet paper does NOT dissolve and if you think burying it is okay- it IS NOT. Rain and wind erode the land and that piece of toilet paper you were too lazy to pack out is now part of the landscape. PACK OUT YOUR TRASH- respect our parks! Seriously, how hard is it?
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The setting sun broke through the clouds and it was as if the door to Heaven cracked open, sending a shaft of light across the vast plateau to the South of me, illuminating a path that evoked such a strong feeling of gratitude for witnessing it. The Sierra del Carmen was still in deep shadow, but the range to the North of it glowed with the reflection of the momentary sunlight. As the clouds shifted, the sun lit the tip of the mountain top on fire - making the landscape come alive from its moody blue. When the sun finally sunk low enough to drop everything back into shadow, the sky remained light till well after 9:30. These experiences can’t be captured on film or digitally, they have to be taken in with heart and eye. Memories aided by a photo. I wish everyone could have the opportunity to experience this magic- I often wonder if it would change the hearts and minds of those who see the land as profits gained and not as something to be cherished and cared for at all cost. Texas is so fortunate to have this National Park. @bigbendnps
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Prepare to be bombarded with photos and videos of my 26 hour trip to @bigbendnps
- it was the definition of why I moved out here. Vistas, assorted weather, meeting nice people enjoying the park, seeing the Milky Way, eating a sandwich while driving 10 miles an hour down a rocky road, sleeping in a tent under a blanket in July. This video was taken this morning at the start of Pine Canyon trail. I had it all to myself. Cool rain started the hike and then the sky cleared and I ended the hike with blue sky, clouds, and a wind that felt air conditioned. Being so close to the park now, I can take advantage of weather opportunities- July can be brutal- or it can be like this. It’s the kind of trip you can’t plan, you just have to be able to GO. #grateful
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At 7,825ft, you get to see a whole lot of Texas laid out beneath you. As the full moon climbs the sky, the shadow of Emory Peak recedes. Everywhere you turn, everywhere you look, miles upon miles are painted in rosy golden light for merely a few humbling minutes. Photos never lend the actual experience justice, they just share a sliver of a moment we are lucky to witness.
I didn't know what I was Doing with This back in 96' but To See it Manifest into what it's Becoming is beyond my explanation Shoutout to The Homie BD From Woodlawn Middle #FiL #BBBS #BBNP #followyourpassion
Spotted two handsome elk while driving home today. Their hide and seek skills were lacking in the antler department. 😜 #bbnp
How many powerlifters we got here? I think we need to make a powerlifter tank next so y'all can represent! What do y'all think?
representing BBNP on her singlet.)
Blown away by the beauty and ruggedness that is Big Bend National Park. There’s no place like it.