Go afield with a good attitude, with respect for the forest and fields in which you walk. Immerse yourself in the outdoor experience. It will cleanse your soul and make you a better person. - Fred Bear
🔸 "She was never crazy. She just didn't let her heart settle in a cage. She was born wild, and sometimes we need people like her. For it's the horrors in her heart which cause the flames in ours, and she is always willing to burn for everything she has ever loved." RM Drake // @thetinalewis
Location: Hoover Wilderness
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Commitment. Engagement. Action.
Forest planning is in full swing across the Gallatins and it's your chance to shape the management of our National Forest. Last spring, @zach_altman and I skied across the range to better understand the land under review. To see this landscape through our eyes, check out the link in my bio.
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I posted this image in haste last week and wasn’t happy with it so I took it down. I tried to make it something it wasn’t. This is more of how I saw it.
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You know how when you’re in the Adirondacks and you snowshoe to a pond and when you get there it’s really crowded and noisy? Yeah. Me neither.
A perfect evening at Iceberg lagoon. It was probably 9:30pm at this time and we were so tired after hiking in Skaftafell. But we couldn’t resist stopping to enjoy the sunlight and practically vacant tourist spot. Fun fact: did you know the whitish water in this lagoon is caused by rock flour? It contains tiny particles of rock that stay suspended in the water making it appear milky.
Last week I had a moment that made me aware of just how much life is constantly unfolding and pivoting around us, and we totally miss the wonder of it because we’re not really giving the stuff of *life* our attention. With the speed of everything these days we just try our best to keep up, and we’re missing the way the light changed, or we’re not amazed by all that our bodies are constantly and faithfully doing for us even as we sit here on our phones (or on a frosty tree stump to take in the sunrise), or we don’t show up for our loved ones the way they need or the way we would like to.
We’re chasing all these other things that are “supposed” to give us meaning and identity, not realizing we haven’t given either a chance to catch up to us. Maybe we don’t so much have to go out and find what we’re looking for (if that were the case, I think most of us would have snagged it by now), but we learn to let it find us. Hiking for me is not an escape from reality but my favorite way to *slow down* and venture more truly into it, and maybe be found by something I didn’t even know was looking for me~
PNW | Curving and winding and twisting through an unknown path, moving forward with faith that everything will work out. The trail always calls with its simple splendor, never asking for attention to the beauty that it displays. It reminds me of a quote that I can't quite place it's source, but it says "the most beautiful things don't ask for attention."
With all my time hiking these humble little dirt paths through the woods, I can't agree more.
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Beach vibes😜, spot the people in the photo. What’s your favorite coast to visit?