I really enjoyed the trail to Half Dome. My least favorite kind of trail is a chemtrail. 🛩💨💨💨💨
We had the pleasure of driving through Nat’l Escalante and having dinner at the famed Hell’s Backbone Grill in Boulder, UT. Learned a few things about the fight to protect these lands. “President Clinton established the 1.8 million acre Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in 1996, and in 2017, President Trump shrunk its boundaries by 45 percent. We’re defending the original boundaries of Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument in court.” Read more about protecting 3 national monuments and the surrounding 1.8m acres of land here: https://www.grandcanyontrust.org/grand-staircase-escalante-national-monument
#escalantenationalmonument #protectourpubliclands #nationalmonument #escalante #sprintercampervans #vanlife #vanlifediaries #protectourland #bearsearsnationalmonument
“Take only pictures, steal only time, leave only footprints” 📷🕰👣 — I saw TOO many signs put up by our wonderful NPS in the High Sierra this summer warning hikers that wildlife had already claimed the unguarded food of errant hikers and pleading with all to be more diligent and leave no trace — accidents seldom happen; rather, incidents occur readily as a result of carelessness — the burden rests on ALL of us to protect the places that we love! (2nd pic is of a black bear walking undeterred right through our camp at 6PM—unnatural behavior)
Wendy Rose, of the Hopi and Miwok people, wrote:
"parts of me are pinned
parts of me undermine song,
parts of me spread on the water,
parts of me form a rainbow
parts of me follow the sandfish,
parts of me are a woman who judges"
- from 'the parts of a poet'
And I resonate with her words, as a creator, a woman, a human at home on earth.
These thoughts, and many others like them, inspire the tone of my personal #work
these days. When I'm not after the unique character within a portrait, I'm after my own inner, lyrical garden of emotions growing around Natural and societal injustice.
This painting begins to touch on my relationship with the idea of America, allegiance to the Land, and #native
And it'll be available end of the month!
#figurativeart #allegoricalart #contemporaryart #artandpoetry #totemicart #totemicon #americanicon #ipledgeallegiancetotheland #figurativepainting #contemporarypainting #modernart #artoftoday #artlovers #womeninart #womenpaintingwomen #womenartists #baldeagle #thisland #protectourpubliclands
Peering into live, active volcanoes makes it hard to go back to your desk job, volume 3.
This weekend’s Moab 240 aid station/exploring adventure was a lot of beautiful, chilly, sleep deprived fun. Congratulations to all of the runners for going out there and killing it for 240-ish miles!
n a t u r e i s m e d i c i n e
we’re heading into an annual event in our mountain town called SHIFT. this year the theme is connecting the outdoors to our physical health and wellbeing. we’ll be sharing highlights from the event on our storyboard so tune into our feed! 🤙
a b o u t S H I F T
this year features two tracks:
1. communication: how do we communicate the evidence behind the health benefits of time outside to the health-care community, the policy makers and the public at large? this “top-down” track will showcase ways we can disseminate the research, data and information critical to the success of the Outside Rx movement.
2. activation: the health care community needs support from other sectors if it is to succeed in making Outside Rx the next big medical revelation. this “bottom-up” track highlights best practices from around the country that are connecting Americans to time outside in impactful, innovative and replicable ways, with a particular focus on the civic planners, community-based organizations and natural allies in outdoor recreation, conservation and land management who are successfully connecting people with nature via their programs and initiatives
@shift_jh #publiclands #protectourpubliclands #parksandrecreation #gateway #health #wellness #hiking #biking #camping #kayaking #skiing #trainrunning #hiking #getoutside #betterheath #bewell #bettertostandthansit @waywardmountaineer #thankyou #goodwork
* sighs deeply from the sheer beauty of it all *
40 years ago today Congress gave final approval to create the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Wilderness! We spent the past 5 days here filming to raise awareness about the ecological dangers of sulfide mining in Minnesota. Conditions were harsh and we are grateful to be home safely. In this photo, Josh and my Dad break a path home through the ice. For more info on sulfide mining in MN, check out the link in my bio. 📷: @forrest.town
The spotted lantern fly has unfortunately been spotted in Frenchtown, NJ located in Hunterdon county. This little bastard of a bug is utterly devastating to all types of plants, especially flowering trees. If you see these, please kill and report to the number below. This is CRUCIAL to stop the spread of this species. Please share.
, #invasivespecies #naturegirl
“Hiking and exploring the outdoors has been an excellent reminder to ‘hike your own hike’ - that is, to stop and smell the forest, to quit doing things out of obligation, to take life at my own speed, to not compare myself to others, and to let my own heart, mind, and soul lead the way.” -Dainen / @lawdawg076
Location: Bandera Mountain, Washington. Ancestral lands of the Duwamish, Salish, Wenachi+ #banderamountain
to be featured!
[Image description: person standing at rocky summit of mountain with verdant mountains in distance.]
The outdoor industry is a powerful economic force, rooted in values that prioritize protecting public lands, supporting sustainable business and addressing climate change. In 2018, let’s #VoteTheOutdoors
Find out more at http://bit.ly/2O9caoG
In 2018, I’m going to #VoteTheOutdoors
. I’m voting for public lands, healthy communities and healthy economies. Are you? Explore the Outdoor Industry Association Congressional scorecard to see where your reps stand on outdoor issues–and vote accordingly: http://bit.ly/2O9caoG
One of the objectives of the @11thessential
is to make being a good steward as easy as possible. .
It's as easy as adding a trash bag to your essential items. Now, you can pick up that water bottle tossed to the side, the banana peel, the doggie poo bag left behind.
By adding a trash bag to your essential items, your adventure now doubles as a mission of stewardship. .
Through every adventure, with every bag, with every person we start a conversation with, we can make a difference and help protect the places we love. .
It is up to us to protect our beautiful places because if we don't, who will??
You can make a difference by also helping us spread the message of the #11thessential
- a message of stewardship and protection for our wild and natural places. A simple act of adding a trash bag to your outdoor essentials can help save our wild places #onebagatatime
Tag your friends below who agree that our wild places are worth protecting. Or, tag someone you want to help convince! 🌎 Let's spread the word because stewardship is our best line of defense! .
Thank you to my momma for capturing me in my element on our adventure this weekend! .
#leavenotrace #leavenotrash #leaveitbetter #leaveitbetterthanyoufoundit #protectourpubliclands #pickupone #greengirlsgang #lnt #wwhsteward #stewardship #getoutside #forceofnature #keepitwild #keepearthwild
File this under Things I'd Rather Be Doing Than Going to Work on a Monday. #summitpush
“I will lead the blind by ways they have not known, along unfamiliar paths I will guide them; I will turn the darkness into light before them and make the rough places smooth. These are the things I will do; I will not forsake them.” Isaiah 42:16
What a great way to kick off the Fall season! A week full of awesome hikes and beautiful colors 🇰🇷⛰🍁