Daydreaming at night. Endless greenery, towering mountains and crystal clear glacier water lakes. This place was pure magic. I am getting antsy for another road trip soon!
I just returned from a weeklong trip to @yosemitenps.
We spent a day exploring the valley and the next five backpacking from the valley floor to Tenaya Lake. I’ll be posting more images from backpacking over the next week, but for now, here are photos from sunset and sunrise at Glacier Point.
Waste in the backcountry. What do you do?
Today I posted a blog about the third @leavenotracecenter
principle: Dispose of waste properly.
There was a literal pile of human poop on the trail to this viewpoint, which is why I'm highlighting it today. Not to the side of the trail, not under a pile of poorly placed sticks, just right in the trail.
We can do so much better than this, friends. Learn some strategies for managing human waste, pet waste and garbage by clicking over to the blog at hike366.com
And thanks for packing it out!
#lnt #packitinpackitout #sedona #hiking #mypubliclands #arizonahiking #desert
Great video put together by @coastalangels
of our Great Kern River Cleanup.
Hangin’ in the wild 🍂
Can’t believe the weekend’s adventures are already over!
Share where you explored in the comments below - and where your hiking boots will take you this next weekend!
"There is nothing so American as our national parks.... The fundamental idea behind the parks ... is that the country belongs to the people, that it is in process of making for the enrichment of the lives of all of us."
-President Franklin D. Roosevelt
Canyoneering teamwork at the infamous Stairway to Heaven.
Sometimes it’s important to stop, look upwards, and remind yourself that you are in good company. We are a part of something so much bigger, vaster, deeper. Happy Monday to our fellow weekend adventurers!
Jedediah Smith State Park, Crescent City, California
Ancestral land of the Coquille, Umpqua, Chetco, Tolowa, and Tututni peoples.
#52hikeschallenge #adventureanywhere #alltrails #diversifyoutdoors #exploremore #fatgirlshiking #findyourpark #forceofnature #getoutstayout #hikecalifornia #honornativeland #honortheland #livebravely #modernhiker #mypubliclands #optoutside #queerhikers #rei #sheexplores #thegreatoutchea #travelcalifornia #unlikelyhikers #whiihike #qtpoc #delnortecounty #visitdelnorte #redwoodstateandnationalparks #wehikecalifornia
It can be rough to spend 12 hours of a weekend in the car, but it was worth it to escape the rain at home and have two days of climbing in this little paradise!
Nach zwei wundervollen Tagen in den Bergen, spüre ich Muskeln in den Beinen, deren Existenz ich mir bis dato nicht bewusst war. Aber: Mega wars!
I need hiking, backpacking, photography, adventuring friends to learn from each other and create, you know? Feeling that creative growth stunt.
Fall, from above the White River National Forest. Also, I have decided to return my drone. It provides some amazing photographic opportunities but I just can’t get passed the noise and how disturbing it is to wildlife and other humans who might be out trying to enjoy the peace and quiet of nature. If you do have a drone please use it responsibly and courteously.
I went on a short hike this weekend and saw patches of autumn colors coming in. Found this little yellow patch across the pond and couldn't resist taking a photo of it. Who else is excited for autumn? 😀
This is a view of Shasta River Canyon in N. California. The road on top over the mountains is Interstate 5. The road in the canyon is the old stage coach road. You can just see the hairpin curve of the road I am on to the very left center of the photo. If you pull in you will see the yellow sign. This is the back road that goes from the Klamath River to Yreka, California in the Shasta Valley. This river canyon is so wild and changes all the way through, it defies what most people would think of a mountain/river canyon.
Palouse Falls is 200’ of ancient beauty and power.
Today was the final day of Painting the Peaks - a weekend watercolor class taught by Nikki Fumkin, @drawntohighplaces.
We are so excited to host Nikki for the next couple of weeks through our Artist in Residency program.
Swipe right to see the beautiful work from class participants >
See our story for more scenes from this and previous Painting the Peaks weekends.
Don’t forget to take a photo with our #northcascadeslove
sign for a chance to win a trucker hat with Nikki’s art - we are giving away 1 per week this month!! Link to learn more in our bio.
#watercolor #watercolorpainting #workshop #artclass #retreat #natureart
I wouldn’t complain about a road trip in the near future.
Camera: Canon 50D
Lens: Canon EF 75-300mm
Adobe Lightroom CC
Thank you to all who participated in Kern County’s largest river cleanup.
More photos and video coming soon.
Thank you to U.S. Forest Service - Sequoia National Forest for stepping up as our partner and coordinating the teams on the river.
Thank you to BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse in Bakersfield for donating and feeding amazing food to our volunteers. Big shout out to Troop 47 and US Naval Sea Cadets for rolling in big numbers today. Thank you to Kern Valley Sun, 23ABC Bakersfield and KGET - TV 17 Bakersfield for covering our event. See you next year for the 6th annual Great Kern River Cleanup.
Letting go of expectations.
Yesterday Aaron and I went in a mission to find some of the ornaments that were hidden in the Willamette National Forest. I looked at the updated map of trails where there were ornaments remaining. I planned out a driving route that would bring us to 6 hiking locations to search for ornaments.
As we drove out to our first trailhead I pictured how the day would go. We'd walk out of the forest with an armload of ornaments. Or, would we choose to leave some for others to find? I couldn't decide.
After hiking many miles at a snail's pace, meticulously searching the trees for the ornaments, hitting all 6 locations on my route, we walked out empty handed. We didn't find a single one.
We both looked at each other, exhausted and frustrated.
But then I realized what we did find: * Immense old growth trees
* A huckleberry patch think with ripe berries
* Gorgeous fall foliage
* New trails I'd never even heard of before
* Viewpoints overlooking the cloudy forest
And we got to spend the whole day together on an exciting adventure.
While it didn't play out the way I'd imagined, we found exactly what we were looking for.
#scavengerhunt #forest #oregonhikers #willamettenationalforest #mypubliclands #exploring #expectations #deepthoughts #fallcolors #foliage
1. Boat packs on bike. 2. Bike packs on boat. 3. Repeat. #bikerafting