Happy Friday! This dog is hoping for a chance to play in the snow this weekend....tomorrow we are going to try and find some for her. What are your weekend plans?
This is a complicated time of year for so many. I have a great deal of love, blessings and access to grace —like the Bells in this photo— in my life and want for nothing material, but do long for the company of those who have left and think of the ghosts of Christmases past. Here is an annotated blessing courtesy of #johnodonohue
for us all, especially the most vulnerable : “May the nourishment of the earth be yours,
may the clarity of light be yours,
may the fluency of the ocean be yours,
may the protection of the ancestors be yours.
And so may a slow
wind work these words
of love around you,
an invisible cloak
to mind your life. “
Fort Selden ruins series. General Douglas MacArthur lived here as a child.
Hi everyone! It’s about time we jumped on #introductionfriday
because things are ramping up with our website launch (link in bio) and pre-registration drive for our 2019 youth climbing camps! We are a locally owned and operated climbing guide service and we’re proud to say we’re the first of its kind in the Bighorn Basin. This place is part of us as much as we are part of the place. The raw geology and varied landscapes - desert honeycombs, deep dolomite canyons, glacial bites of granite - are engrained into our soul, our business model, and our responsibility as a private company operating on public lands (shout out to all our awesome permit handlers at the BLM and USFS!). @wyoguides
we place more emphasis on sustainability than anything. Our whole mission is to make climbing in this part of Wyoming more sustainable, and by sustainability we mean two things. For one, helping to preserve these invaluable resources by teaching beginning climbers how to have fun and be safe, better appreciate and protect our public lands. Sustainability for us also means making activities like climbing more beneficial to the local community. We want to draw more destination tourists with our custom guiding services, bringing in more money for other local businesses. We also have to be accessible to locals, exposing community members to climbing through our youth camps, mentorship programs, and community climbing clinics - stay tuned, more info on these coming soon!
#wyomingmountainguides #wyoming #mypubliclands #thatswy #bighornbasin #bighornmountains #climbing #iceclimbing #visitwyoming #wyomingwinter #lovellwyoming #fivespringsfalls
Greetings from the highest peak in North America, Denali. I'm on assignment to look into the impact of Climate Change on our glaciers and, of course, I had some time to explore the mountain. It was a surreal experience and based on what I've heard, seen and felt: it was uncharacteristically warm, which made the hike treacherous. I fell 100 feet down at one point and broke a very expensive lens. So much respect is due to the Mountain herself. Beautifully treacherous, intimidating in every way. You could sense her, feel her movements, her violent weeps as the ice cascaded down and her lashes upon every gale. At times she was calm and serene, but you could sense she was not comfortable in the heat. You mourn for her receding glaciers, her brown, dark patches once laden with ivory walls and spikes of ice. Climate Change is real and you don't have to trek a peak to know. You just have to open your eyes. #climatechangeisreal #denali #igshotz #stayandwander #ourwild #optoutside #mypubliclands #alaska #usinterior #nationalparkgeek #outdoorphotography #landscapephotography #visualsofearth #denalinationalpark #climatechange #nationalparks #nationaparkgeek #naturelovers #nature_perfection #alaskalife #nationalparkservice #modernoutdoors #outdoorasian #unlikelyhikers #amongthewild #trailchat #hikersofinstagram #hikingadventures #wildernessculture #visitalaska
Skipping over four hundred million year old rock by day, sleeping under a hundred thousand million stars at night.
“A thing is right when it tends to preserve the integrity, stability and beauty of the biotic community. It is wrong when it tends otherwise.”
-Aldo Leopold, writer and conservationist.
Where do you feel the greatest sense of community? Among nature? Where you grew up? Surrounded by friends and family?
Yes, all this is covered in snow now and I still am stuck indoors, so I am left imagining this with its winter blanket ❄️❄️❄️
From a cold morning in Canada 🇨🇦
Pic 1/2 from Arches at night. Looking straight up to the Milky Way through a natural skylight 🌌
Interested in working at one of the most exciting jobs at one of the most spectacular locations on the planet? Get In The Wild is looking for a Lead Canyoneering Guide/Instructor and a Canyoneering Intern for our office at Robber's Roost for the 2019 season. If you have lead technical canyoneering experience, or are an aspiring guide please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
to explore this great opportunity!
Note: We are willing to train potential candidates who are willing to commit to the extensive training required to guide and instruct commercial trips and courses.
Flying into the Holiday’s like 🤙🏽
Throwback-Thursday. Last year for Christmas my Mom and I went to Bend to visit my sister for Christmas. We had such a blast! This year, our schedules didn’t work out to do a repeat. I’m kinda sad about it....and I’ll miss seeing my sister for Christmas. Until we meet again, Oregon, I’ll be dreaming.....
Time to introduce our beast, Widget. Photo courtesy of @kkmckee
My first eagle rays, and I’m in awe of their beauty! The ocean is filled with such stunning creatures, each with their own special purpose. Together they form a successful ecosystem. Some directly depend on one another, while others have indirect impacts; nonetheless, important to one another. #repost @sciencecedes
flows through a deep, wild and remote desert #canyon
and abuts several Bureau of Land Management wilderness areas. Forty miles of the Bruneau are designated as a wild and scenic river, offering challenging whitewater, evidence of thousands of years of Native American habitation and amazing geologic history. It also looks really cool. Photo by Bureau of Land Management - Idaho (@mypubliclands
). #mypubliclands #usinterior
Have been workin off sleds last couple days, one of the funnest parts of being a BLM ranger are all the different, modes of tranportation you get to use. I believe life is fuller when you're learning new things, i'm fortunate to have a career that helps me do that. #parkranger #mypubliclands #colorado #learningisliving
Storm cloud casting a long shadow.
Location: Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area, Nevada (@mypubliclands
Specs: Nikon D7100 w/Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-6.3G AF-P VR DX, raw edited with Adobe Lightroom (@nikonusa @lightroom
I watched this nannie lead her kid down the cliff face to join me for breakfast. Sure it was exhausting trying to keep them from eating the straps off my backpack, but that didn’t make it any easier to leave. I wanted to stay forever, at the head of that lonely valley, and learn from her all the secrets of the mountain.
Just playing ball out on a random salt flat....happy hump day!
Coopers Hawk fleeing an aggressive Mockingbird.
There are never shortcuts to get to the top.
But sometimes it’s so beautiful out that I don’t even want one.
After nearly 4 years of dating, I had I had no idea he could do a flip! Hence the small squeak at the end of the video 😋
I love the feeling of finding out new things about each other, about the world, and about those around us. The thirst for knowledge drives us forward. The opportunity to help clean our planet and work with y’all along the way motivates us, and we can’t wait to see what the future holds!
I've been reflecting a lot lately on how seemingly small things can make such a large impact down the line. Take this patch for example. When I became involved with Women Who Hike I had no idea how many wonderful things (and people), it would bring into my life. I had rarely hiked with anyone other than Mike, and the idea of going into the backcountry with anyone other than my #1
travel buddy seemed daunting. Flash forward to the end of the summer: I've lead 4 successful packing trips/hikes, met some of the coolest women out there, reconnected with old friends and family, and have grown both in my abilities as a hiker and as a person. These personal changes have largely occurred due to the amazing people I have met over the past couple of months, and I am so excited to have fostered such an incredible tribe. So here's to all of you who made this summer the best of my life. I'm pumped to see where the trails will lead us next next year, and for the beer we'll drink along the way. Cheers, y'all. @womenwhohike #TheWindRiverRange #ThatsWY #WWHMember #WWHAmbassador #LikeAMountainGirl #MyPublicLands #MountainChicks #TrailViews #SheExplores #PackingTrips #Backcountry #OptOutside #HikerTrash #SweatyDirtyHappy #HomeSweetWYO #SummerWrapUp #ForTheLoveofNature