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CONTEST TIME! Enter to win free tickets to Free Solo or This Mountain Life at @hotdocscinema , two epic climbing films that will have you crimping the edge of your seats and itching to head to the crag. Free Solo is playing on Jan 4 @ 9pm. This Mountain Life is playing Jan 26 @ 8:45pm. To win, post a Random Act of Fitness (see @alantom3098 and his amazing back bending skills) and tag us! Contest closes Christmas Day. Winners will be contacted by Dec 31. #contest #freestuff #funandfit #climbinglife #freesolo #thismountainlife #movietime #alexhonnold #elcapitan #journeytoalaska #iloverockclimbing #epicfilm
The main road through Glacier National Park was closed due to heavy snowfall, so I was forced to drive around the park. The park is over 1500 square miles mountainous and high altitude terrain. The road I found to shortcut the otherwise very long drive around the park was also closed, but I took my chances and passed around the 'road closed' signs to find a (semi) safe, empty and beautiful passage to the other side. When I got down and around to the lower west side of the park, I found the weather had drastically changed and was now clear, dry, and in the 60's. #bebold #makemoves #winterweather #december #snowscape #snowyroads #sweaterweather #redleaves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #glaciernationalpark #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #toyota4x4 #toyota4runner #2ndgen4runner #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring
Sitting a mile above sea level in the Canadian Rockies, Lake Louise provides stunning contrasts. The emerald colour of the water comes from rock flour carried into the lake by melt-water from the glaciers that overlook the lake. Though the colors show boldy in photographs, to stand on it's shores and marvel in it's wonder is truely a unique experience. #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #lakelouise #banff #banffcanada #alberta #chateaulakelouise #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
Our trip to Alaska next year is in the planning stages and I am so excited. Checked this book out and I am learning so much about Sitka, Juneau, Skagway, Haines and Glacier Bay. I am most excited cause we plan to land on Glacier Bay. This author describes John Muir’s description of Glacier Bay , “Instead of vanishing as suddenly as it had appeared, it spread and filled with a celestial fire. The crimson intensified until the peaks above seemed to glow like molten iron. Later he goes on to say about the sunrise, “we have met with God” I am excited to see God’s creation and all the beauty of Alaska. #tripof2019 #alaska #glacierbay #lastgreatfrontier #journeytoalaska #summer2019 #denalinationalpark #adventures #outdoors #beautifulviews #alaskaferry #smurfarific #smifharific #anchoragealaska #ketchikanalaska #alaskawildlife #alaskawild #tripofalifetime #dreamvacation #bucketlist
♨ The Laird Hot Springs is home to the largest natural hot springs  in Canada. In the cold fall air, I had the amazing opportunity to float in it's natural river of hot water rather, than a spring fed man made pool. There are two hot springs feeding the river with water temperatures ranging from 108 to 126 °F, and the entire spring is surrounded by a warm water swamp and boreal forest where 14 different kinds of orchid grow! Bears and moose frequent the region, and will often feed only 10 feet away from the natural grassy banks of the pools. Thanks @routedelsol for the awesome shot! #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #lairdhotsprings #explorebc #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #hotsprings #borealforest #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
Hello Wonderful People 💜 when The Lord told me and my husband to drop everything and leave to head out to a place He would show us (Father Abraham anyone?), it was the most traumatic and unpleasant thing we had experienced in ALL of our adult lives. We still get queasy when we hear certain sounds or have certain feelings that remind us of those weeks of traveling over 4000 miles to #Alaska . We were among those ignorant of anything to do with Alaska. The land of polar bears and ice right?! I seriously left over 70% of my pumps and pearls and bought snow boots because i thought it would be snowy and cold all time. For real. I did. Really. But to cut this shortish for Instagram, we have grown absolutely immensely in the 4 years since we’ve been here in ways that we could not have in the sheltered #Christian life we led back home. SO! I say this to reiterate just how monumentally important it is to GO on your spiritual journey, even if part of you is resisting going. Soul fragmentation is a real thing and it’s something that needs to be healed. But as for us, we wouldn’t have been learned that there was such a thing as soul fragmentation had we not made our spiritual journey. We were asleep folks, yes we were. Go WHEREVER your spiritual journey is taking you. Even if it’s simply to a new job. It doesn’t matter. Just go. Just go. Really. Have a splendid journey! 💙 #spiritualjourney #journeytoalaska #wasilla #wasillaalaska #soulfragmentation #trauma #emotionalhealing #spiritualawakening #spiritualawareness #walkabout
It was cold and wet that night, but It's never too cold for a homemade one-pot soup over a woodfire. Lentil, mushroom and potato soup, with cracked black peppercorns and sage. Mmmm mm good. 🍜 #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #denalihighway #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #toyota4x4 #toyota4runner #2ndgen4runner #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring
Somewhere in Alaska. Where the weather was nothing short of a dream. I've spent alot of time with my 50mm f/1.8 lens on this trip, and it's speed has allowed me to capture a different side of landscapes. The natural vignetting adds a dramatic feel too the frames. #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
My truck and I chased the sun to the remote boundaries of the great northern Arctic region. ☼ Arktos (Latin for Arctic) means "bear," and refers not to the region’s native polar bears, but to the constellation containing the North Star, Ursa Minor. (Ursa is Latin for “bear.”) The circle itself is the most northerly of the five major circles of latitude, and marks the northernmost point at which the noon sun is just visible on the December solstice and the southernmost point at which the midnight sun is just visible on the June solstice. #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #arcticcircle #northpole #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #toyota4x4 #offroadcamping #toyota4runner #2ndgen4runner #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring
Saw this on @barefootinalaska and it hit me in a soft place. The Lord told me drop everything and move to #Alaska 4 years ago. I didn't know why I had to leave everything behind but one of the many many things that has transpired is a rigorous "unbecoming" of many things. It's been an amazing, challenging, heart breaking, heart mending, unforgettable journey so far. Phew! I'm still alive and the journey continues. How much longer will it last? I guess once the spiritual journey starts it never really ends. So, the rest of my life?! 😊Many blessings to you on your spiritual journeys. #epicjourney #wasillaalaska #lifejourney #spiritualawakening #spiritualjourney #journeytoalaska
Top of the mornin' to ya, from the Top of The World (highway)! This 80-mile unpaved highway runs between Alaska and Canada, and holds a customs/border crossing station when passing between the two. It's only open during summer months, as the winter makes it far too difficult to pass. Though the road itself only averages between 1-2,000' elevation, it gets its name from being one of the farthest north highways on this content! Beginning in the town of Jack Wade, AK the road finishes at the western ferry port of Dawson City on the banks of the Yukon River. I was lucky enough to be one of the last people to cross over this amazing remote highway this year. The highway closed the night of Sept 23rd, the same day I crossed! I was fortunate to have clear, blue skies with huge displays of clouds. It felt like being in a museum diorama. With the skies so huge and low, and the road being on the tops of the hills, it really does almost feel like you're driving on the top of the world, rock-punctured tire (#2 ) or not! #topoftheworldhighway #dronephotography #djimavicair #carcommercial #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #overlanding #toyota4x4 #toyota4runner #2ndgen4runner #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring 🔊 M83- StarWaves
This has to be one of the most beautiful impromptu camera tripods I've ever used. In the field, I often find myself without a piece of equipment or gear that I need. It's just part of life. You can't bring everything with you all the time. But needing a tripod and not having one is most common. Trying to use my surroundings...trees, rocks, bushes etc to support the camera can be very extremely irritating, time consuming, and often also pretty comical. On this occasion though, my impromptu field tripod made the shot. The camera's smooth black plastic against the weathered, splintered, sunbleached old stump made for a kind of contrasting harmony. I'd like my house in the future to contain natural wood like this, as I try to recreate this special contrast. #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
A quick shot of my setup as I prepare to shoot the bright half moon that glows to the right of the frame, as it sits above the snowy mountain peak. I was beyond blessed and so stoked to have found such an amazing remote location to camp upon my last trip ight in my way to the Alaskan border out of Yukon Territory. This gem of lake made for a beautiful landscape to watch the last hours of daylight seep away, and the starry night sky fill its place. The quiet lapping of the breeze induced ripples upon the sand shore underneath the bluff where I camped made for a peaceful rest. #kluanelake #yukonterritory #destructionbay #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #toyota4x4 #offroadcamping #toyota4runner #2ndgen4runner #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring
This little guy made my day. My entire week, actually. Hell, it was the most amazing experience with a wild animal I've ever had to date. I was driving down the road in Northern Yukon Territory, when this little rascal ran off the road. I slowed to a stop, and slowly he began to creep back out from the sideroad underbrush. This little Alaskan Red Fox was limping with one of his front paws, and I could tell he was hungry. Having a limp must be very detrimental to a wild animal, as it could clearly hinder thier ability to hunt for themselves and thier young. I got out of the truck, and after a minute or two, he crept a little bit closer. Soon, it was just him and I, staring at eachother from opposite sides of the road. I grabbed a bit of bread from my truck (I know, I know, don't feed wild animals yadda yadda) and tossed a peice. He was reluctant, but in the end became comfortable enough to come close to me. Check out the video in my 'Stories' for a more detailed look into this amazing experience. Sorry, Nala. But I absolutely would have taken him with me if he would have hopped into the truck. 🦊 #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #redfox #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring
Here's a little self-portrait, in the style of Mccandless. This was from my first night in BC, having spent two days in Washington tied up with border issues. I researched and found the Canadian equivalent to BLM land we have in America is called 'Crown Land'. I then sought and found this land throughout my travels through BC and the Yukon. #bebold #makemoves #intothewild #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #adventurerig #toyota4x4 #offroadcamping #explorethemountains #thegreatoutdoors #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring
The lush, dense and damp forests of Olympic National Park, WA are truely amazing. The trail I found took me deep into the forest, across two streams and up into the mountains. Rivaling some of the forests of Hawaii that I've explored, the landscape was downright dreamy. Moss and ferns carpeted the floor, while legions of trees reached up to the sky, blocking out most sunlight. The smell in the air is one of my favorite scents: a combination of damp wood, moss, pine leaves, flowing water, green grass. Receiving 150" of rain annually (making it the wettest spot in the continental US), I felt pretty lucky when the rain let up for me to freely explore the next morning. The mists and low clouds that hung around and between the trees made for some berry surreal scenes. Between the Hoh Rainforest and Olympic National Forest, I spent two nights here. I could spend a week. This is one of the places I'll be returning to.🌱 #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #toyota4runner #toyota4x4 #offroadcamping #explorethemountains #thegreatoutdoors #2ndgen4runner #rooftoptent #solorpowered #rainforest #olympicnationalpark #hohrainforest #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #soloexploring
While heading through Washington to Olympic National Park on the very North West tip of our country, I hit the Pacific coast for the first time since I started my journey. After what I'd seen, done and came through, it wasn't very impressive. I quickly hopped back in my truck and kept heading north, into the mountains and America's only true rainforest. Before I left I took advantage of the dense fog that blurred the horizon line that normally separates sea and sky and I was able to snap this shot of the couple on the beach before moving on. #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #olympicnationalpark #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
There has been so many dark skies on this journey, it's incredible looking up from a remote and unknown place at a whole sea of stars. My tent is actually on the roof of my truck, 6' above the ground. But you couldn't see the truck, so it just looked strange. I cropped it out. This was from my third night out, I found a really cool road that lead deep into the trees that surround Crater National Park. #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #astrophotography #nightphotography #longexposure #rooftoptent #smittybuilt #umpquanationalforest #craterlake #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
On the third night, I made it to Crater Lake. A special place I've always wanted to visit and see. How epic it truely was, sitting over 6000' above sea level this lake is 6 miles wide. Standing on one side and looking across to the other is hard to fathom, yet looking nearly 1000' down the steep slopes into the caldera itself is unreal. No rivers in or out, snowmelt and rain maintain its 5 trillion gallons of water making up its 20 square mile surface area. Just. Massive. Absolutely. #bebold #makemoves #craterlake #volcaniccrater #wizardisland #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
As I drove North, through the Napa Valley fires and past San Jose and San Fran and smokey Mendocino, the I-5 freeway had been closed at Redding, CA due to more wild fires. So much smoke laid across the freeways and roads along that drive. The interstate was diverted to the east and then north, which allowed me a faster passage to the Oregon Border, then through Klamouth Falls and Crater Lake. All the beautiful old barns, country homes and farms, fields, forests, and countryside I passed was at risk of being destroyed by flame. Not mentioning the countless ones already take and endless acres burned. Truely heartbreaking. But, ironically, people seem to blame arson and technology, or call it global warming or a freak act of God. Don't take it personally, humanity. Wildfires have been an important part of our ecological cycle forever. Before our cities and towns. Before technology. Wildfires have always existed. They clean the land, fertilize it, and allow for new regrowth. We just tent to forget that the beautiful forest we build our homes in could be taken back by flame in our lifetime. 🔥 #bebold #makemoves #journeytoalaska #landscapephotography #overlandadventure #mytruckandI #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #overlanding #followtheroadnorth #lifeisanadventure #forcedchange #forcedgrowth #yolo #soloadventures #soloexploring #pilgramsprogress #adventure_there
My first day on the road heading out from LA, I was given a rare and amazing sign that I had made the right decision and was on the right path. While driving up into the hills east of Big Sur to find a place to camp for the night, I passed a huge creature sitting in a tree on a hill running along side the road. Dusk was quickly setting and I had to hurry, but that quick image from the corner of my eye burned in my mind and I had to turn back. When I returned I found a huge eagle perched in that tree, waiting for me. What a treat and a shock, for I had never seen an eagle outside of a zoo or a book. This eagle stood there in the tree for 10 minutes before flying off, allowing me to photograph him and marvel in His awesome majesty. 🦅 #baldeagle #allthewildlife #morewildlifeplease #naturephotography #exploreoutdoors #journeytoalaska #roadtrip #overlandadventure #overlanding #explorecalifornia #getoutside #adventuretravels #adventurerig #explorethecontinent #headnorth #hernandezreservoir #lospadresnationalforest
Nearly 1 week ago now, I embarked upon the most challenging journey I've ever undertaken. My journey North, to the wild Alaska. And everything in between. Leaving everything I've know behind, and most things to settle in the dust, I hopped behind the wheel of the adventure rig I'd built and hit the gas towards the unknown. The road has brought me through dry, burning countryside, misty coastlines and dense forest. Now, a week later, I'm about to take my first ferry across the Washington channels to the border of Canada where I will cross over and continue my journey north. This past week has been riddled with a number of challenges, from a kidney infection, to my laptop failing, to my truck stalling. But it's also brought experiences, learning and memories that 1 year in LA could never achieve. I'm now ready to begin posting some of the millions of photos I've been taking along the way, as a means for you to get a glimpse into this adventure I have begun. Follow along, and if you know the area, or where I'm passing through, give me some pointers and suggestions. I'll be using my IG Stories for current snaps, and my IG feed for a more specific flow, though will be delayed due to uploading, editing, and just trying to find the time to get on my computer. Cheers y'all, and adventure on! #landscapephotography #alwaysadventure #getoutside #alwaysmoving #alwayssearching #explorethecontinent #journeytoalaska #overlanding #overlandadventure #followtheroadnorth
Day 21- and just like that it’s all over...we have lots of bugs to show for the 7500km we put on my sisters Yukon. What a great trip! #wanderlust #journeytoalaska #summer2018 #yukongmc #vacay #vacation
Day 20- on the way home and saw these guys on the side of the highway. The baby was the cutest! #mountainsheep #journeytoalaska #summer2018 #vacay #vacation #wildlife #wanderlust
Day 19- we caught a few bears today on the ride one brown bear, a brown mama with two cubs, and a black bear to the end the day off. #journeytoalaska #summer2018 #roadtrip #vacay #vacation #wanderlust
Day 18- we had a glitch in our overnight accommodations and ended up finding a new place to stay at the #borealeranch in #Yukon and let me tell you this is one AMAZING place to stay. The view of the mountains from the hot tub is just the icing on the cake. If we’re ever back this way we know 100% where we are staying!!
I may be back stateside but I’m still gonna be posting pics for a while because there are just too many good ones from my trip. #journeytoalaska #bordercrossing
Day 17- headed back to #TokAlaska today and being treated to lovely views. I am captivated by the views again on this side of our vacation travels. #journeytoalaska #tok #mountainsfordays #roadtrip #vacation #vacay #travel #wanderlust
Day 16- Today was spent relaxing, packing up for a long drive home, and reading Kim Rich’s book #anormallife #agoodread #summer #journeytoAlaska #vacay #vacation #roadtrip
Day 15- Another day of rain so indoor water park it is. I am missing searching for seaglass this am. #Anchorage #journeytoAlaska #summer2018 #roadtrip #vacay #vacation
We made it!! Was a trip for the record books! #journeytoalaska
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