Sorry folks, my pal hates cameras😎
Did you know that Boreal Forest or Taiga is the world’s largest biome other than the oceans? Interestingly, Alaksa’s supports relatively a low diversity of species and abundance of individuals as compared to temperate or tropical forests.
Combine that with the sheer amount of protected lands in Alaska and I feel privileged to have seen many interesting creatures in the last few weeks including moose, red fox, black and brown bears, lynx, caribou, hoary marmots, eagles, gyrfalcons, beavers, belted kingfishers, Dall sheep, Arctic ground squirrels and more snowshoe hares than I care to count!
#alaska #thelastfrontier #OptOutside #ProtectTheseLands #EnjoyYourWorld #LeaveNoTrace #OurWild #NatureForTheNextGeneration #conservation
#djimavicpro #drone #dronestagram
#30bunkclub #airstream #airstreamlife #airstreamfamily #liveriveted #endlesscaravan #modernnomad #homeiswhereyouparkit #roadtrip #wanderlust #travel #explore #alltheplaces2go
I got to go on this epic adventure, I got to experience a new environment and I got to put some mountaineering skills into practice. All this, less than an hour from my doorstep. How epic is that!? Coming home from an expedition is made easier by living in a place where I can literally walk out of my home and into the mountains. I’ve always felt claustrophobic when people mention ‘settling down’ and ask how I’m going to make a living, where will I work and what will I do. I hate feeling the pressures and expectations of others, but when I am constantly asked these same things I can’t help but doubt my ‘lifestyle’ choice, I doubt that I’ve made the right choice to chase my dreams, do what I’m so passionate about and not be financially stable with guaranteed income. Then I have moments like this, moments when I’m filled with adrenaline and joy and full of the epic buzz of adventure, and I know I wouldn’t have it any other way.
We found a shipwreck! Anyone up for swimming out and checking for treasure? None of you? Oh, okay.
🐶⬅️-➡️: Pippi, Luna, Harley.
Favorite cabin in the clouds
It only took us a few evenings of fighting mosquitos in the van to master our gaurd with the double mosquito net, we now (we hope) got our ish on mosquito lock down👊 !! Also, at this spot near Caribou Creek we first tried our luck at gold panning- but it didn’t pan out 😜so we need to know, what is the secret?! #wewantthegold #alldagold #getrichordietryin #vanlife #dino
So, this place is real. (Real full of mosquitos! 😂😅🤪 JK, I loved it and wanted to stay longer despite the pesky bugs)
A grassy field in the golden dew of dawn. The deer, they walk, wealthy with wonder. #caughtintheheadlights #shineonyoucrazydiamonds
After a colorful sunrise on the solstice I packed up my dew covered tent and jumped back on the road north. The early sun had just crested over the Bob to the east and poked through the tall trees of the Seeley Swan. The Missions appeared sporadically to the west, a beacon of snow covered peaks. When I passed by this field, I spooked the commuting deer, only to flip 180 and catch them mid gaze in a sea of diamonds. #solsticesunburst #threedeerdelight
We are OOO and hope you are too! Shipping will resume Aug 1.
Good night MN / good morning Iceland 🇮🇸!
So glad I put a ring on it 😏
We hiked through the clouds, convinced a sunset just wasn’t in the cards. So we busted out our ciders and dinner and sat around chatting. After a half hour, the clouds parted just enough to reveal Mount Rainier, the moon high above. Next a sliver of color popped through, and before we knew it, a carpet of clouds lowered into the valley and the sky behind the lookout glowed gold. So thankful we decided to wait it out!
A female Gorgeted Woodstar—the smallest Woodstar and just a touch bigger than the Bee Hummingbird—in NE Ecuador. This inconspicuous hummingbird is scattered in cloud-forest from N Ecuador to extreme NW Venezuela. As likely the most competitively subordinate hummingbird in their range they’re cautious when feeding. They timidly buzz to tiny flowers and sometimes feeders taking care when approaching other hummers. The birds I’ve observed all quickly feed when hummer activity is low before buzzing back to their perch to wait for a lull.
Dirty Good Provisions this week includes a throwback to Sedona and redefining the #happiness
I believed I was on a quest for happiness. My search was both rigorous and exhaustive. I scaled mountains, explored ocean depths, spilled poetry from my gut, rambled to anyone with the patience to listen, and devoured pages upon pages of text. What I’ve found was the futility in the pursuit of happiness as a quest to some specific end. Happiness is not a tangible thing with a clear distinct form, there is no beginning nor end. It is a state of being; defined as good fortune, pleasure, contentment. A state of being that’s been grossly redefined with an elevated baseline comprised of higher expectations of abundance in the tangible and intangible, all whilst maintaining such indefinitely.
As a result, happiness has become about filling voids — redefined from a perspective of lack. Industries have sprouted with the purpose of educating us on our lack, then providing solutions; typically in eight to ten easy to follow steps. Articles, books, seminars, products, diets, and retreats blatantly or subversively use lack of happiness as the foundation for their value. Professing that happiness can be found in the exclusion of a basic food group, a yoga pose, colored sugar water, or a viral status update. Regardless as to whether some truth lies in their statements, our discontent as a society continues to escalate, and so more solutions are sought. The Huffington Post reported on a Harris Poll in 2013 which concluded 1 in 3 Americans are “Very Happy”, while LiveScience.com cited the same poll headlining, Two-Thirds of Americans are Not Very Happy. That same year, Forbes ranked the United States the 11th Happiest Country in the World.
If we’re the 11th happiest country in the world and two-thirds of us are not very happy, then we have an alarming problem...
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#getdirtyfeelgood #getoutstayout #optoutdoors #naturetherapy #trailrunner #mentalhealth #neverstopexploring #adventuretravel #roadtrip #vanlife #findyourselfoutside #digitalnomad #adventure #lifeontheroad #writerslife #livesimply #amwriting #mountains #ourwild
Eager for more amazing views like this? Read our latest blog post about “Around the Mountain” trail at Bogus Basin! 💥link in profile💥
Chillin on the Willamette River last week.
Guatemala is known for its textiles and everywhere we went these brilliantly colored weavings were for sale. This shop was run by a man named Adrian and his clothing, bags, and quilts were extraordinary works of art. As we talked his two children played at a table in the back of the shop and their cat amused itself by climbing the bolts of fabric and balancing on the beams above our heads. #travelstories #throwbackthursday
To twist in the butter blue of the afternoon, to stretch with the aspens and dirty up boots, to fill my lungs with wooded air and soak with sun bursts in stillness. Gimme a whole lot of that and wispy clouds to hold all my daydreams. Maybe someday, you’ll get a little piece of me in a raindrop. 🌥 #tbt
I JUST GOT OFF WAITLIST FOR THE @rainshadowrunning
DECEPTION PASS 50k AND OFFICIALLY AM SIGNED UP TO DO IT!
So freaking excited!!!! First 50k while I’m still 31 ❤️ sooooooo anyone else doing it this year?
Spent last night hiking above the clouds to eat chocolate macaroons on the summit with some lovely women as the sun dipped below far off peaks, 👆🏼and tonight I’m headed out on a quest to trudge uphill in the snow and stare Lady Rainier in the eye (and between then and now I watched My Little Ponies, read a pile o’books to my kids, cleaned up pounds of glitter, made play-doh monsters, folded laundry, cooked grilled cheese sandwiches, and considered a shower). Life ❤️✊🏼✨
The last rays of sunlight on a pack of happy hounds.
We’ve stumbled upon yet another dirty gremlin incident on the river. Someone thought they could outsmart us by hiding their empty beer cans between these two rocks. Bless their hearts. 🧐
Sometimes you just want to look at a river from 5500 feet above as it slithers through the gorge.
Today we explored the world of Mechanical Engineering x Youtube with queen of Avacado Kingdom @wabosha_maxine
22 n taking over ke's YouTube scene!! Her secret? "Be consistent n nothing short of AUTHENTIC"