Happy Summer Soltice my friends. When the summer memories of your journey ARE the destination itself, you'll always right where you need to be. When you assemble a kick ass River Rafting Crew on top of that... well its bound to be an unforgetable trip, no matter the location. Team effort shot of @mikeschafer13
with @nick @nick.reedy
lighting in front of our home "the beast" for a few days in Brown's Park.
Thanks for letting us wreck your home, similar as if a gang of raccoons broke in! 😂 @3rng_design
😉 #Utahtravels #summersolstice #packrafting
Mysteri positively chuffed to descend the chute.
Big Ivy has important botanical, zoological, geologic, scenic, and recreational resources. It’s unique attributes are currently under represented across the Pisgah – Nantahala. Wilderness and Backcountry designations for Big Ivy would protect the unique attributes intrinsic to the area. #dontcutbigivy
Sometimes, the trailer just gets a little too comfy... we gotta get out in it! So we’re heading out for another family camping trip today!! This was my solo camp from a few nights ago, high above the Nooksack River Valley. Should we camp here?? #nomadlife #ontheroad #pnwonderland
Sleeping under the stars along the Colorado river near Moab, Utah
Katahdin’s Knife Edge — Finally got to climb Baxter Peak (northern terminus of the Appalachian Trail) from the Roaring Brook trailhead, up to the summit via the Saddle Trail and back down via the Knife Edge and Helon Taylor Trails—one of the coolest ridge I've hiked. The Penobscot Indians named it Katahdin meaning "The Greatest Mountain". Here we are making our way down from the south summit on the lower half of the Knife Edge to Pamola Peak, named after the legendary bird spirit inhabiting Katahdin and responsible for cold weather — Baxter State Park, Maine
It’s been a less than stellar fog season so far, but I’ll be sharing some fog images for the next few uploads. In this one, I was trying to make the best of some high fog before it completely engulfed me.
Acadia National Park
The center of our Milky Way galaxy through a 45mm lens... Virginia does not have the darkest or driest skies compared to some of the more premier astrophotography spots in the world, but it is still mind-blowing what is still out there to be seen when you get away from the city lights. All the dark veins are the dark gases that block light from the galactic core’s dense star field. I took this from Pinnacles Overlook on Skyline Drive in Shenandoah National Park.
"The dude abides. I don't know about you, but I take comfort in that."
and happy solstice 🌞
Hype post b/c I get to head out to this area next week. Been way too long since I saw these mountains.
Eastern Sierras, CA • July 2016
Spent some time exploring + scouting in Page, AZ the past couple of days. I’d love to book a few elopements or engagements in this area in the near future (Lake Powell and Antelope Canyon are all included in this area.) Tag a friend that’s coming my way for a major discount on their session of choice 💗💗 @thewildwithinus
Enjoying my first hitch out west on the McKinley bar trail
This past weekend I was finally able to cross off a bucketlist item of mine in California - hiking out to Thousand Island Lake. We did the loop in two days, crossing alpine lakes and meadows on the regular while the Ritter range loomed large in the distance, and I can honestly say it’s one of the most beautiful stretches of trail I’ve ever been on, and definitely in California. The winds were fierce all day, ruining any chance of getting a reflection shot of Banner peak (but keeping those famous eastern sierra mosquitos away), and the skies were clear, so not much to work with photography wise, but the area was beautiful and the hike was even better. Slightly more of a challenging hike than I envisioned, but really just a drop dead gorgeous 25 mile loop to hike through.
The Canadian mining company Glacier Lake Resources recently staked claims on Colt Mesa, in an area that was formerly protected by Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. It is far to early for mining companies to be buying land, as Trump’s (illegal) revocation is still being debated in court, but it is horrifying nonetheless. Colt Mesa Mine falls right into my favorite section of the Hayduke, between Capitol Reef and Escalante; and in all of my thru-hikes around the country, I can honestly say that this is the most beautiful place I have ever been and a large reason why I am still in Kanab. I haven’t seen much information regarding the lawsuits in a while, but @grandstaircasepartners
are both monitoring the development in this region and have plenty of ways to get involved in protecting southern Utah’s wilderness, whether through volunteer programs or donation. There’s a volunteer session in manti-la sal through SUWA on my birthday if anyone else is interested!
Happy summer! I keep hearing my hoomans talking about some huge road trip we are going on next week, and that it’s for me!
Blissful mornings wandering around the lake
HER WHOLE WORLD - a mare attends to her foal on the Blackfeet Reservation with Rising Wolf Mountain in the distance.
scenes from a quiet life.
"I could never in a hundred summers get tired of this."