I’m heading west in a couple weeks to make these mountains my home and office. I won’t believe it until my boots are on the ground and I get to work, but I’m pretty excited. I’m looking forward to giving back and working hard to conserve and restore our public lands and wilderness areas. I began to feel very selfish for my frequent use of public lands, while giving little to nothing back. When I got the opportunity to work in the mountains that I love, it was an offer I couldn’t refuse. I have a feeling I’m gonna learn a lot alongside some great people, while also challenging myself in ways that I haven’t before. I’m not doing this for money, because really, I’m going to make almost none. I’m just hoping for some experiences that will outweigh any amount of money. The mountains are calling. See you soon, California. ✈️⛰✈️ this photo was shot a little bit south of Lake Tahoe in the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the Pacific Crest Trail.
Completely surreal that it’s a year today since setting off from the Southern Terminus of the Pacific Crest Trail in the hope of reaching Canada, alongside strangers who became the greatest of friends. Although there was and still is so much to process, the decision to move on after three months on trail, in an insane year, is still something that thankfully holds only contentment and no regret. That doesn’t mean though that the trail, it’s people and experiences aren’t constant companions, influences and inspirations in so much of everything since and to come. 🙏🏻 // 📷: @twerkinthedirt