Six days of granite, snack breaks, jumping into alpine lakes, imitating Peculiar Children, bottling meltwater, crossing streams, exploring. Not pictured: snowball fights, frog-catching tutorials, giant cougar prints, and learning to poop in the woods. "The idea of wilderness needs no defense, it only needs defenders." We're doing our best to raise 'em right.
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Be the light you want to see in the world ✨
As we sat and watched this thing (the Spring fire) blow up for what seemed like the 100th time, the estimated flame lengths off the top of this mountian were over 600 ft. As unfortunate as this situation may seem, it was one of the most beautiful and powerful things I have ever witnessed.
What is rooted is easy to nourish.
What is recent is easy to correct.
What is brittle is easy to break.
What is small is easy to scatter. //
Prevent trouble before it arises.
Put things in order before they exist.
The giant pine tree
grows from a tiny sprout.
The journey of a thousand miles
starts from beneath your feet... (tao te ching, 64)
First fire I have seen this year...and close to home. They diverted all of the traffic on highway 21 to Boise over Aldape summit while I crew was making our way down. What a stressful drive! 😬
#usfs #forestservice #idaho
It was an honor to have had the opportunity to hike The Storm King Fourteen Memorial Trail with the crew. July 6, 1994 fourteen firefighters lost their lives battling the South Canyon Fire. The trail is a memorial to those who died on Storm King Mountain, and to firefighters everywhere.
Cool Critters Day in full swing! Come on over to the Nature Station.