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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. . . . #backpacking #desolationwilderness #eldoradonationalforest #forestservice #publiclands #wilderness #kidventures #backpackingwithkids #mountains #lakes #highsierra #raisingmountaingoats
This weekend I convinced my middle school friend, @instabertiryangram , to come cruise some #Oregon dirt roads in my freshly purchased ‘87 El Camino for the #gambler500 . After some new fluids and a water pump replacement day of departure, we made it over 500 miles in an alternative Gambler route spanning down to #Lakeview and back up to #Chemult . Some mechanical snags were hit along the way but we made it back home to #Prineville in one piece. But come Monday morning I set out for another long distance haul to the Oregon-Idaho border for work and blew a head gasket outside of Bend, only to be recovered by an angelic Gambler who towed me to safety. Being part of a progressive off-road community who looks out for each other is pretty sweet. And with that, I can’t wait to return the favor and rally into the future with this wave of fun-hogging off-road stewards. #gambler500 #SonsOfSmokey #elcamino #dirtchurch #havedirtwilltravel #soils #dirtisthenewpomade #fremontwinemanationalforest #fremontwinema #winemanationalforest #forestservice #usda #heypitcrew #rupaulpitcrew
Be the light you want to see in the world ✨
The path that leads to you.... . #mancrushmonday will always go to this handsome fella. I cant wait until our schedules realign again and we get to spend more time together. Super happy to have the coaching opportunity in the afternoon to keep my mind distracted by the facet that you're not here. And thank you for installing the air conditioners so I am not miserably hot when I get home. Ok love you bye. . Also, let's camp this weekend k . . . . . . #husband #besthubby #hubbyaward #handsomefella #mcm #mymainsqueeze #misterwonderful #studly #thepaththatleadstoyou #roadlesstraveled #honeymoonadventures #takemeback #canwedothatagain #letsadventure #forestservice #wifeylife
A gorgeous view while we were trying to locate the ice caves for a couple of campers... didn’t find the caves, next time!! #mountains #forestservice #forest #mountgraham #hiking #nature #arizona
Where’s Wal-doe? Ha... get it??? #mountains #forest #mountgraham #forestservice #nature #hideandseek
Going to check out some of the damage from last year’s wildfire #Arizona #wildfire #fryefire #mountgraham #mountains #forest #forestservice #hiking #ilovemyjob
This was one of the coolest things I’ve seen in a long time. My job gives me the honor of seeing things in nature that most people only see in pictures. We were coming down the mountain and were totally awestruck by this sight. Everyone here loves monsoon season but to see the rain from this vantage point as it was sweeping across the desert was breathtaking. I have the coolest job ever. #arizona #desert #desertlife #mountains #mountgraham #forest #trees #rain #monsoon #forestservice #nofilter #ilovemyjob
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.
This old railroad water tank is quite the site to see. It's really cool to learn about how things were done in the past. I'm glad there are organizations out there that help restore these sort of things so we can continue to see them and not just let them slip away and disappear back into the earth. #jeep #jeeplj #jeepwrangler #coloradowheeling #colorado #historybuff #rockymountains #rockymountainhigh #railroadhistory #adventurelife #neverstopexploring #exploremore #getoutdoors #getoutandexplore #responsiblerecreation #itsallyours #forestservice
We all have mountains to climb. I choose to strap a pack on and make something of it. It’s a tough climb, but the view is worth it. ... .. . #girlswhoruck #hikeit #elevation #altrainathletes #spartan40 #montana #redlodgemountain #forestservice #optoutside #trainhard #ultrabeasttraining #endurance #ocraddict #outdoors #inkedgirls #skiarea
"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now."-Chinese Proverb #MondayMotivation #seedlings #seeds #mthoodnationalforest #samonriver #forestservice
Attempted to climb coldwater peak today at work but called it 2 miles short at harrys ridge. Realized I underestimated the temps and how much exposure can accelerate dehydration. I definitely didn't bring enough water for the 12 mile trip.. #packitinpackitout #stayhydrated #waterislife #mshnvm #volcano #mtsthelens #foxglove #forestservice #parkranger #parkrangerlife #washington #pnw
Not a bad spot to relax! 📷: @aliciabeckworth
Whoever said the small things don’t matter has never seen a match start a wildfire. - Beau Taplin #bushfireservices #mobileshowers #forestservice #forestfire #wildfire #supporttruck #fireengine #fireseason #fireseason2018 #type6 #type6fireengine
Waiting for Dinosaur Camp. 🦖🦕 #forestservice #utah
One week ago today. We like to drive #forestservice roads in hopes we'll see wildlife. No luck that day, but beautiful anyway. With @thegreencanoe in the #superiornationalforest #onlyinmn #itsallyours
Not only did we carry big heavy rocks from one place to the other, but we also made big rocks into little rocks for crush to complete the wall last week. Pictured from left/right, top/bottom: -Plinio, River and Wilderness Ranger, #ForestService -Me! #VetsWork Environment Intern -Kayla, Student Conservation Association Intern, #SCA -Kate, Wilderness Specialist, #SAWS Last week #YCC Crew helped the #SAWS Crew complete a rock wall to help preserve the Chattooga River Trail in Ellicott Rock Wilderness. This envolved carry big rocks from about 100 feet away to the work site. With our team up we were able to help get the rock wall complete, a huge project to take on for only 8 days to work on the wall. We are happy to say the rock wall is COMPLETE! #ilovemyjob #mtadamsinstitute #VetsWork #Americorps #americorpsworks #southernappalachianwildernessstewards #SAWsome #rockwork #weliftheavythingsuptoputthemdown #workinghardtoplayharder #wildernessstewards #keepingitwild 🌲🐾
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)
My current favorite, another forest service truck! #1965dodge #dodge #forestservice #diecast #greenlight
🔥🚒 Shoutout to my best friend and all the fellow firefighters out there saving lives and homes!! You all are some of the hardest/bravest workers I know, and are all very much appreciated!! Love you babe 😘 #besafe #missyou #usfs #forestservice #captain #fireengineer #heros #calfire #firefighters #thankyou
The tranquility of Mother Nature today, not a soul around me, just me, dad, and the 🐟 in the lake 😌 #mammouthlakes #serenity #forestservice #johnmuirwilderness #inyonationalforest #campinglife #fatherandson #dowhatyoulove
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
Feeling The Heat Here On The Coast Today But There’s Always A Cool Place To Swim Nearby!#water #creeks #forestservice #sign #cooloff #swim #creekside #highway101 #pacificnorthwest #ariverrunsthroughit #coolwater #itsgettinghotinhere #streams #rivers
"No sun outlasts its sunset, but it will rise again & bring the dawn." — Maya Angelou #SundayMorning #forestservice #forests #rivers
Looks like it’s about to get busy “er”. #wildlandfirefighter #wildfires #klamath #lightning #forestservice #forestfire #bigbox
So apparently since I didn't go on the scoporion hike last night, this big guy decided to come see me this morning in our visitors restroom... Eeekkkkk.... He left before I got back with the broom to scoot him out the door. So let's take a count, 5 different species of Lizzards, 1 snake, a brood of quail, multiple birds, 2 desert tortoise, noisey chicadias, and a few cockroaches...(still haven't seen the sheep).... What a Job!!! #lovemyjob ❤️ #mycrazyjob #alwaysanewandexcitingday #alwayssomethingnew #payattention #watchwhereyiuealk #nature #desertscoporion #santarosasanjacintomountainsnationalmonumentvisitorcenter #santarosasanjacintomountainsnationalmonument #forestservice #nationalmonument #nature #bugs #hugescoporion #scoporion
My third day of work and I am sent 7 hours away to the panhandle of Idaho. Here is where I’ve been living for the past week, the view outside of my hotel room overlooking the Clearwater River in middle-of-nowhere Idaho. . . . #idaho #id #panhandle #kooskia #kamiah #kooskiaidaho #kamiahidaho #kooskiaid #kamiahid #kooski #nezperce #clearwater #nationalforest #nationalforests #forestservice #usfs #fs #clearwaterriver #clearwaternationalforest #nezpercenationalforest #usforestservice #unitedstatesforestservice #river #mountains #beautiful #water #northidaho #northernidaho #centralidaho #northcentralidaho
Just a tad smokey during mop up on my first fire.😊 • • • • • • • • • • • #wildlandfirefighting #bakerlake #northcascades #forestservice #mtbaker #livewashington #pnw
Took a break from the climbing route for a patrol of the Mount Margaret Backcountry! The views from the blast zone never get old!(My job is awesome) 🗻🌲🌸☀️ _________________________________________ #usfs #climbingranger #rangerlife #publiclands #forestservice #mtsthelens #nationalmonument #backcountry #pnw #pnwonderland #thegreatpnw #cascades #cascadiaexplored #cascadia #trailrunning #choosemountains #mountainrunning #mountaincop #volcano #awesomeness
Alright here’s my next project, first generation Ford Bronco, I’m thinking slightly weathered forest service truck with a snow-plow and some other service parts. Thoughts on what color it should be? 🤠 - - #Cars #Trucks #Chevy #GMC #Modelcars #model #ford #ferd #cummins #powerstroke #duramax #squarebody #America #dodge #carswithoutlimits #4x4 #truck #models #c10 #diesel #mint #builtnotbought #f100 #f150 #beater #bronco #forest #forestservice
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.
I read in a forest service log that "Shorty had a song for every occasion" I would have liked to have met this character! #shorty #oldschoolmontana #forestservice #mountainlife
Cool Critters Day in full swing! Come on over to the Nature Station.
Throwback to earlier this week at work. *sigh* Today is my day off and I really wish it wasn’t... #arizona #desertlife #chiricahuamountains #coronadonationalforest #hiking #idratherbehiking #nature #nofilter #ilovemyjob #forestservice
Here's to our next 16 day hitch! Hopefully the views only get better from here! #forestservice #trails #horseforest #nomoreservice #tothesouthforkwego
Glad to be spending weekends off work, In my own cabin, and in the Rocky Mountains ⛰😍🙌🏼 #forestservice #ranger #friday #westcoast #nationalforests
Seeya AZ! On the road again! Douglas Helitack is headed to WY• • •Thanks to #lifestraw by the Vestergaard Company. The crew has been given lifestraw water bottles and filters. Can’t wait to test them out in the field• • •#wildlandfirefighter #helitack #fireseason #nationalforests #findyouradventure #alwaysworking #wyoming #publiclands #forestservice #optoutside
Searching the web in Sugar Land. #spiderweb
Happy weekend! Any outdoor plans!? 📷: @centerfocus_
Spent the morning collecting dead bees at a friends house in Louisiana. Not normal to find 50 at once in your front yard. What kind of toxins were they exposed to? Neonicitonoids? Or could it be the pesticides used for mosquito mitigation that took these little guys out...? Sending our specimens to LSU to be tested... #bees #bee #savethebees #savethepollinators #savethepollinatorssaveourselves #thesouth #lsu #nola #louisiana #pollinatorsunderpressure #forestservice #agriculture #gmo #nogmo #monsanto #fuckmonsanto
Thanks Caldera Brewing for the amazing non-alcoholic refreshments! Definitely a morale booster on these hot days!! #calderabrewing #klamathonfire #calfire #forestservice #caloes #2018fireseason #hibiscusrosepetal #amazing
A great time lapse video of the #416fire with our shower trailer in the foreground. Awesome video @mattmauro12news #mobileshowers #forestfire #regram #emergencymanagement #bushfireservices #fireseason #fireseason2018
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