This earth is truly incredible and I’m glad there are people on it who want to preserve it and protect it. Having places like this where you can be completely alone, immersed in nature’s beauty is a blessing that so many take for granted. Corporations could have easily came in and brutalized the landscape with massive hotels, parking lots, and restaurants turning it into some huge desert oasis attraction. Instead the National Park Service obtained these beautiful sand dunes and made a vow to protect them for generations to come. That’s a good feeling knowing someone cares and that this place will last long after I’m gone.
Sunday morning stillness at the reservoir.
Some graffiti in front of the bar
"No one ever made a difference by being like everyone else". -PT Barnum
Like so many others, I am drawn to and love this river. The Grand. The Colorado. The affair that started for me in Moab - the red silty lady winding her way south carving the most breathtaking landscapes I had ever seen along the way. There’s just so much power in her, so much ancient history. And despite how many times I see her in her mountain-womb in RMNP, running clear, and small, and calm - it never loses its novelty for me. I can just stare at her for hours. I want to tell every drop that passes “you have no idea what you’ll become!”. “You have no idea what you’re apart of! What’s in store! Send me a postcard from Arizona!”. Looking forward to seeing her in her red dress next weekend. #coloRADoriver #coloRADo #RMNP
type two fun...
For the past couple of weeks I’ve had the privilege of seeing this stunning mountain range right outside my window. Every morning and every night. Today when I woke up and stepped outside I decided it was the perfect day to send it 🕺🏻. I had a few panicky moments on the way up and actually almost cried! (Shoulder season snow kinda freaks me out). See, the truth is it never gets easy, and altitude phobia will forever be real. But my feet didn’t hurt as much today and the sky was perfectly blue!
ps: once I finally got to the sharp peak you see in this pic I realized it wasn’t the actual peak lol and decided to turn around because it was late and didn’t bring a headlamp ✌️. #team13er
Hot apple cider🍎🍁👅 my weakness!
If I don't find peace in the valley, it's cause there wasn't any there.
|Dawes - Peace in the Valley🎶|
He's lookin' at our cars below - and laughin' at our rock & roll.
|Joshua James - Mystic🎶|
The windstorm took me all day - blew me half way to Santa Fe.
|Joe Purdy - This American🎶|
And we might have seen something, but we ain't seen nothing yet.
|First Aid Kit - Nothing Has to Be True🎶|
Metal heavy, soft at the core. Gimme toro, gimme some more.
|QOTSA - You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire🎶|
Stand tough and eventually you'll become something worth admiring.
Let me know if I let it fall along a back road somewhere.
|Lucinda Williams - I Lost It🎶|
Cause if you don't know where you are going - any road'll take you there.
|Dawes - From a Window Seat🎶|
You called and I came - stayed tall through it all.
|Bon Iver - 8 (circle)🎶|
Colorado is something else.
Can't imagine too many places in America as cool as this.
Before too long, I'll be back to explore this breathtaking place.