Kyle and I hiked up Skyline Trail to watch the sunset behind Mt. Rainier. This place is magical
Hidden Lake is a real gem once you find it.
Cascade Pass has been one of my favorite trails so far! We got to hangout with a family of mountain goats at the top
Canyonlands National Park, Moab, Utah. Mesa Arch. 105• degrees. Interesting bathroom facilities. #nationalparklife
This scene projects serenity, but sometimes traveling with kids means anything but.
Here are some things I’ve learned while on the road with them:
1️⃣usually if one kid is happy, the other is not because heaven forbid BOTH kids be happy at the same time
2️⃣the iPad/iPhone is both a blessing & a curse
3️⃣kids love spending their parents’ money
4️⃣clothes get dirty a lot faster than you would think
5️⃣teenagers are picky about their hair
6️⃣do not give your nine year any kind of upper while spending the day on the road. These include but are not limited to: caffeine, red dye #40
, & sugar
7️⃣”No I don’t have to go potty” is not an excuse to not go potty because guaranteed ten miles down the road they WILL have to go potty
8️⃣the kids will always be hungry, especially for the anything that contains those aforementioned “uppers”
9️⃣siblings get along best when conspiring against you, especially when they outnumber you
🏜Advice from a Canyon🏜
Carve out a place for yourself.
Aspire to new plateaus.
Stand the test of time.
Don't get boxed in.
Listen to the voice of the wind.
It's OK to be a little off the wall.
Reach deep! (Ryan is the person in the white shirt- this pic shows you how small we as humans really are) #nationalparklife
"Heaven is under our feet as well as over our heads".
One of the worst things about working again is having to wear clothes that need to be ironed...and then having to iron said clothes.
Spring Beauty - Claytonia lanceolata. These wildflowers have such wonderful names! Nearing the end of these wildflower shots from a backcountry trip over the 4th...maybe one more. I didn’t think much of this one right off, but it’s grown on me and now it’s one of my favorites.
🔸️QUESTION🔸 What do all these states have in common? How many have you visited?
Discover your America and its National Parks with us every week! Will you #see_them_all
When you’re on a mountain and you look down at the valley floor. It kind of looks like veggies to me. 🥦🥦🥦
This was taken on my camera looking a thousand feet down from Going to the Sun Rd. This was NOT taken with a drone.
Somewhere over the rainbow 🌊🌈
is completely different from anything you will ever see. such a unique experience.
Table for one, please.
Bull Moose. Gros Ventre River Campground. Fall 2016.
I used to believe a beach sunset could never be challenged by any other. However, seeing the desert lit up in fluorescent orange has me questioning that stance.
(Side note, I did not alter any saturation or warmth in these photos. I tried to set everything to perfectly match what my eyes were seeing. The ground glowing neon happens every night I it’s my favorite part of the day!)
Today officially marks one month on the road, and as we look back, it’s pretty surreal the amount of experiences we’ve gained in such a short amount of time. But this trip has definitely come with its own set of challenges...
Living in a 13ft trailer full time can be hard. We got our first flat on DAY 2 (not a single tire we left with is still on the truck or Scamp 🤣). We’ve learned a ton about what we actually need, and about each other. We might even know each other *too* well at this point. 😝
Ultimately, we’re having the time of our lives on this once-in-a-lifetime trip, and there’s no one else I’d rather share this cute little shoebox with. Bring on Month 2! #🧀
Sandhill Cranes and meadow of flowers..
- Part 1- Morning hike on the western southern rim of the canyon. About 2.5 miles... Hamilton made it to the canyon. We also came across a Roosevelt Elk. #nationalparklife
The Grand Canyon. If you look to the left, you can see the Colorado River flowing- its murky brown at this point... #nationalparklife
- Scenic 🚙----> to the Grand Canyon. Last picture is because taking family pics is never easy. #nationalparklife