Helping those impacted by California's wildfires is as easy as drinking beer. @SierraNevada has recruited hundreds of craft breweries to brew their Resilience IPA and donate 100% of the proceeds to support those impacted by the Camp Fire. The beer will be available on Giving Tuesday (November 27th). Drinking has never been so charitable. Cheers! 🍻
Almost ready to hit some winter hiking this year. Just need a couple more pieces of gear, then its game on. Hopefully I can get my winter Saranac 6 and Lake Placid 9 this season. Anyone plan on doing some winter challanges?
"Study how water flows in a valley stream, smoothly and freely between the rocks. Also learn from holy books and wise people. Everything - even mountains, rivers, plants and trees - should be your teacher." Morihei Ueshiba
I never dared to romanticize these mountains. I thought I’d curl into a ball of loneliness and die here... at least that’s what I told myself to expect. My first 4 days went something like this: work, sit in my apartment awaiting death by loneliness, work, lonely ball, work, sad ball, work. However, on my first day off, I set out to hike a bigone, something that would keep me occupied all day. On each false summit, I contemplated heading back down, “this is good enough for a first try hiking alone.” But then I thought about sitting in a ball in my apartment - NO FUCKING WAY. I kept on. When I finally made it to the summit, I sat with my dogs for a long long time. Hours. I didn’t want to be alone (I didn’t realize I was alone?!?) Hiking was my way of avoiding loneliness when I moved here. It kept me from rotting in my apartment before I had friends to fill it with. And somewhere somehow along the way, these mountains taught me how to ENJOY being alone... whether I was in the woods or not. What a gift.
Side note: I have many wonderful, beautiful friends and they help with not being lonely & not rotting too. ❤️