Welcome to the first of our series of giveaways! We’re kicking it off with not one, but two carabiner mugs for you and a friend. Rules to enter:
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3. Tag a friend in the comments
We will randomly select a winner this Friday, 1/18. There’s no limit on the amount of entries, feel free to tag as many friends as you’d like!
Bryce is amazing in winter. You can tell it's an older winter pic because the spire "The Sentinel" finally fell a few months later. 😞
It shows just how quickly the park changes.
Join us as we kick-off our 2019 bilingual hikes with a casual discussion and meet-and-greet with District 37 Assemblymember Limón at Rattlesnake Canyon in Santa Barbara.
The hike is an opportunity to meet your California assembly representative and staff, and to enjoy a guided hike by Los Padres ForestWatch staff - Graciela Cabello, director of community engagement, and Bryant Baker, conservation director.
Visit LPFW.org/hikes for more information
Acompáñanos en una caminata para iniciar las caminatas bilingües este año con una discusión informal y oportunidad de conocer a la asambleísta Limón del districto 37. La caminata es una oportunidad para reunirse con la representante y el personal de su asamblea de California, y para disfrutar de una caminata guiada por parte del personal de Los Padres ForestWatch: Graciela Cabello, directora de participación comunitaria, y Bryant Baker, director de conservación.
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It breaks our hearts to hear that some of the trees in Joshua Tree National Park have been destroyed by visitors that have carved new off roads paths through the protected desert during the government shutdown. Other visitors have broke down government chains to reach restricted areas. 😓Please do your part during this time and don’t take advantage of these natural areas. #protectourparks
A guy and the moon, throwback road trippin’
There are many things I enjoy about the outdoors. 🌲
The peacefulness of nature, the opportunity to take inventory of your thoughts (ie. which ones are “good”, which one are “bad”, are you happy with the current direction of your life? etc.), and alternatively, the option to be fully present in the moment.
I tend to go back and fourth, but enjoy doing the inner work, while also literally stopping to smell the roses — or local flora. 🌺
Walking a dirt path, brushing your hand against some moss, listening to the tickle of a stream, or howling at the moon can be incredibly healing.
It offers the opportunity to create some space from any challenges you may be facing (however big or small), to regain your footing, catch your breath, and tackle the challenge from a new perspective.
And given time and presence, you’ll be blessed with the answers you seek, or simply beautiful moments such as this. 🌄
I’ve been giving some thought into what I want to share on Instagram.
I haven’t figured it all out yet, but I hope to provide some more value. I may be a more selective with my posts, but I also enjoy the social aspects that come from posting more frequently.
However, I’ve realized that sharing “Insta-ntly” doesn’t always allow you the opportunity to share something of meaning or value… nor will there be earth-shattering meaning in every moment. 🤯
And sharing lessons from my own journey is challenging, because I think it takes time to actually learn those lessons before they are worth sharing.
If there is one thing I’ve learned, it’s that places like this are far more than a few trees, dirt, and some tall rocks.
They are the places we go to find solitude, to catch our breath, to gaze in awe at Wonders that expand our mind, heal our soul, and shift our consciousness. 🕉
I’m not saying you have to live in a tree, but don’t live under a rock either.
And if you’re ever looking for suggestions on HOW or WHERE to sort through it all, hit me up. I’ll be here.
A few last pics front the city then I'm done, I promise.
The view from Graham Peak looking south over City of Rocks National Reserve. You can see most of the granite outcropping of the "Pluton" in the reserve. There is also a large outcropping to the north (out of frame to the left). I've noticed similar outcroppings seem to be exposed all doen the Nevada Utah border in the depths of the Great Basin. I might have to take some time in the Spring to investigate them to see how they compare.
The "Bread Loaves" at the top of the City of Rock Emery Canyon road.
From this angle it doesn't look as much like a loaf of bread but you can see the amazing colors and texture of the granite in the area.
Does anyone else feel like they feel physical pain when our public lands suffer? // 🏜🏔🌊
Ripley and I had the most perfect run and continued to be bad at selfies. Matt made us burgers because he's the best. ❤️
Tent Rocks National Monument and the bluest of New Mexico sky’s. .
This spectacular monument was shaped by water… as much of our landscapes are. The reason for the teepee shape of the rocks is due to a caprock that is less erodible (aka - harder) than the rock beneath it. Eventually, the softer layers beneath the caprock will the erode and the tent shape pillars will come tumbling down into the slot canyons hidden beneath these beautiful spires. #geologyrocks #scienceissexy #hydrology
As promised, as long as the shutdown lasts I am going to keep taking you to the beautiful places impacted by indecision and uncompromising representatives of our democracy. #americaisgreat #learntoadventure #protectourpubliclands
In case you are looking at these pics thinking, “Wow, that looks glamorous and amazing!” I would like to share the behind the scenes. On the approach, I fell down in the deep snow so many times that I started just crawling up the ridge with the 200 foot rope on my back. It was not a cute look. 🙈 But totally worth it. #utahsucksdontcome #beutahful #utahunique
Today we add another year onto @evergreencj6
It’s been a good five years of love, laughter, learning, and wandering.
Good ten years of friendship and shenanigans before we dated.
I wouldn’t be who I am today without Tom. He helped me find my love for fish. For the wilderness.
Tom is one badass. And I’m so stoked to get to call you my best friend and lover.
#protectourpubliclands #flyfishing #lakelife
Really fortunate for all the opportunities Ive had and all the future opportunities that lie ahead. Just when I felt lost I got sucked into the outdoor lifestyle and never looked back. Heres to many more parks, rivers, mountains, and deserts 🍻🏕⛰🏜
Please enjoy this beautiful picture of a Washington State Park while our National Parks get absolutely destroyed in this shutdown because we can't have nice things and an orange baby is throwing a temper tantrum. #notsorry
Circle Creek Rock House site in the middle of the park, the area is private land so you need to do some tricks shooting through the fence.
"While the vast majority of those who visit Joshua Tree National Park do so in a responsible manner, there have been incidents of new roads being created by motorists and the destruction of Joshua trees in recent days that have precipitated the closure,". While the government is still shut down PLEASE stay out of the national parks. Fragile ecosystems are being damaged. Trashcans and bathrooms are overflowing. Unless you are going to the parks to participate in a cleanup, please visit your state or local parks during this time instead. #fucktrump #protectourpubliclands #joshuatree #joshuatreenationalpark #leavenotrace
Wanna know a secret? One of our secrets to sustainability is using locally sourced ingredients. Our soap might not taste as good as Grandma’s apple pie, but thanks to this Berkshire lard from our farm friends, this amazing goodness becomes a rich, luxurious lather in our shower bars.
Fun fact: lard and palm oil (the more commonly-used ingredient in soap) both contain a substance called Stearic Acid. It’s what makes soap hard and long-lasting. We choose lard because we can source it locally, from farms we know are thoughtful about how they feed and care for their animals. In contrast, palm oil production is a significant cause of deforestation and loss of wildlife habitat today. Besides, why ship something from the other side of the world when you can get it from your neighbors?
#thisiswhy #palmfree #tonsofsuds #supportlocal #thoughtfullyclean #knowyoursource
Pano 3 of 3 - CLICK NAME TO SEE FULL PANO. Hayden Valley is one of those magical locations in a magical place. Beautiful in scenery and a haven for wildlife, it’s one of those locations that holds a special place in my heart.
I run here a couple times a week and I almost always take a picture of this spot😂
Some of the isolated monoliths on the road up into the "City". I'm really ready for warm weather like this again...
There are people in this world that go out of their way to vandalize and destroy protected lands during a shutdown. It’s fucking unbelievable that people are this fucking disgusting. They take advantage of this shutdown to cut down protected Joshua trees to make roads and trash the place. What the fuck is wrong with people? #JoshuaTree #NationalParkService #California #protectourpubliclands