things are not always going to go as planned. this life isn't perfect, and it can be frustrating. it can feel almost impossible to accept. it can feel defeating.
but, life and the universe come together and come up with their own plan...for us.
i'm still learning to accept this. i struggle with this. but, when it's really put into perspective, it can be freeing.
the universe and life have our backs. we may have something planned in our minds...a path paved out for ourselves, but the universe/life leads us to the paths destined for us.
the plans we set for ourselves may not always be the right ones for us. take the bumps in the road as a sign...the universe has something better planned. something pretty g r a n d awaits us😉we just need to breathe, trust & find peace on that path✨🦋 •
Besides coming here to see the beautiful @rebeccafoos get married, we also got to see the largest and most voluminous ice cap in all of Iceland! And we learned that this is where they filmed the ice planet scene from Interstellar! #glacier#iceland#adventure
I’ve been struggling a LOT to determine which picture I wanted to post first from my recent trip to Banff, because I don’t feel my photography really captures the beauty of the place. So, here’s to biting the bullet and getting one out there!
KINGS PEAK | Day 1 | 7 miles
I woke up at 5 am in a Denny's parking lot near Salt Lake International to the police searching, and then eventually towing the vehicle parked next to me. Not sure what that was all about, but now I'm awake. Day 1 of summer adventures!
At 8:15, I picked up @kwormrad from the airport. After a quick stop for coffee, and some last minute items at REI, we are leaving Salt Lake for the High Uinta Wilderness.
The Uintas are a high and remote mountain range which harbor all of Utahs 13,000ft peaks, including the state highpoint - Kings Peak. It is also one of the few mountain ranges in North America which runs east-west.
Our plan is to hike from the Swiftcreek Trailhead to Kings Peak, and then traverse a high ridgeline connecting 7 different peaks to Mount Emmons. This is one of the highest continuous ridgelines in the lower 48!
After a 3 and 1/2 hour car ride, we arrive at the Swiftcreek Trailhead. To our surprise, there were 3 vehicles already parked at the trailhead on a Tuesday afternoon. But we wouldn't see another human being for the entire trip.
We organized our food and gear, and then begun the long ascent up Swiftcreek Trail towards the high country.
The trail initially climbs a forested ridge which offers a glimpse of what's to come - large boulder spewn peaks which jut out of vibrantly green tundra basins.
Eventually we dropped into the Swiftcreek drainage, crossed the creek several times, and then continued up the drainage towards a series of alpine lakes.
Just before dark, we reached an unnamed lake where we made camp and enjoyed excellent views of the high ridgeline we planned on traversing in a couple of days.