Quickly becoming one of my favorite fish to catch (and consume).
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. @stepholive
Riverside camping in a field of wild flowers in Hells Canyon 👍👍
An unbelievably cool backcountry campsite.
Our preferred camping style has always been boondocking, dry camping, or whatever else you’d like to call it. For those who don’t know, this refers to camping for free on public lands with no hookups. Sometimes there are others around, but we often find sites where we are the only souls around for miles.
Some people don’t seem to quite understand our love for boondocking, but, for me, this picture sums it up quite clearly. While parked out on public land, we enjoy quiet, unadulterated views of beautiful sights, for free. What else could be better?
I’m currently working on a blog post with all of our tips and tricks for finding the perfect sites. Ask us any questions you may have, and I’ll be sure to answer them in the upcoming post. 😌 Happy Sunday, folks!
The diversity of the NY public land experience is unmatched in the East. From NYC - you are an hour and a half from world-class trout streams, three hours from the Adirondack North Country, four hours from Great Lake fishing, and the Atlantic coastline is right around the corner!
Here’s my ‘water with good views’ photo. I wish that I could post the original size. Tuolumne hasn’t been letting me down- tolerable temperatures, trails, climbing routes, no cell reception, crystal clear water, and open spaces. Caution: be prepared for lots of mosquitoes and good times! 😉
I wish I could show you each and everyone of the magnificent trees that grow in our National Forest lands of N. California. They are majestic. Pines, fir trees, and so many other varieties it's enough to make your head spin. I also wish I could include the smells wafting from this incredible landscape. Sweet, pungent, soft, delicate, intoxicating, heady would be some of the words I could use to describe them. Snags, as we call a tree like this that is "dead" are also found in many places. Snags are illegal to cut for firewood unless they have fallen. They provide habitat for critters and eventually food as well hosting ants, termites and other delectables for the wildlfe. Many times you will see a huge eagle nest on them or even osprey closer to the rivers so they can hunt for fish. Shasta Trinity National Forest.
A man could be a lover and defender of the wilderness without ever in his lifetime leaving the boundaries of asphalt, powerlines, and right-angled surfaces. We need wilderness whether or not we ever set foot in it. We need a refuge even though we may never need to set foot in it. We need the possibility of escape as surely as we need hope.
Hope everyone taking advantage of the weekend and getting into the wild this weekend!
Summer is here.
Can you tell?
Just another day on the river...
Pride comes before Yosemite Falls
Not my best pun, but if you know me, you know it’s also not my worst #WHP
These were my first set of larger earrings, I love how the colors and texture turned out.
Soon they will be on their way to @thewanderingbeaver.
Thanks Misty for falling for these!
As Jason walked back down towards us and @lurasoar
, thunder rumbled above. We doubled checked with one another to make sure of what we heard and picked up our packs to head down from the open tundra.
Jumping over snow-melted creeks and walking through marshy meadows was when it started to snow. Just a few flakes at first, enough to make me question what I saw. And then a few more before it started to dump. This was Jerud and my initiation to the Colorado mountain weather that everyone warned us about.
When the sky started to clear, we sat down to enjoy the mountains one last time before heading down into the trees.
Cheers to everyone today. We are on the shuttle to be airport for the first part of our adventure which is a trip to Cabo with my family. Beyond excited and hope I can find some of our #mountainwhiskey
that is also our adventure whiskey. Thank you to everyone who has supported us going after our dreams!
HAPPY TRAILS and enjoy the weekend, everybody! 🏜
Whether you’re exploring a new National Park or headed down to your secret local spot with your friends, enjoy our public lands!
Weekends were made for exploring the wild.
And if you can, remember to help keep them wild! Pack a trash bag to pack out any litter you find, follow Leave no Trace principles — and just as important: share your enthusiasm for our public lands with others! Talk about what they mean to you, how you think we can be better stewards, and listen to what others share, too. Sometimes a simple conversation can lead to lasting change.
We’re humbled to be a part of this community of folks that truly care about our wild areas - and we’re constantly learning from you all about how we can best care for these special places. Keep being amazing and never stop seeking more wilderness! 🙌
The weekend is finally here!!!
Have fun. Be safe. Practice Leave No Trace and make sure to Pack It In Pack It Out.
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