Probably my favorite sunrise of 2018. Don’t know how we got so lucky to have the sun crest right over the East Mitten with the clouds sitting just over head but it happened and I’m thankful for it.
Stoked be heading back up here this weekend for some more exploring and fresh perspectives!
Whatever we lose ( a you or a me) it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.-E.E. Cummings .
Like mountaintops, the ocean is always a place of self discovery and adventure. May all you mermaids have wonderful electrifying adventures to awaken your true self.✨🧜🏼♀️
This gorgeous photo is from @yoursashfully <—follow her for more beautiful, adventurous photos. .
📷 credit: @max_lau_photo
#tb to our magical hike in Paris Canyon/ Buckskin Gulch. After hiking several miles in a large open wash the walls started closing in and the sand got colder and wetter the further in we got. Every twist and turn brought more incredibly detailed sandstone textures and colors. We could smell the damp and feel the humidity rise before we ever saw water. At the confluence of the canyons we found tiny puddles teeming with tadpoles and soon water covered the narrowest channels deep in the canyon. I love that canyon. Hopefully we can go back and get a permit to spend the night. 20 miles of hiking was worth it to get in there but not nearly long enough
We've both been working loads for the past week, which is great because we won't have any income for a while but also means we had no time to escape in the wild..
We'll have plenty of that next week, and I can't wait. But for now.. let's buckle up !
Did any of you catch some wild time ?
The early wake-up and freezing temps were worth this sunrise light show on the Towers of the Virgin.
Right before the light appeared was my favorite moment, because a herd of deer walked right by me towards the cliffs, and everything was so still 🌒
Stars sparkling in the sky like Christmas Lights. .
This isn't our first time seeing the Milky Way, but it was the clearest night we've ever had to see it. Laying on a beach in Acadia National Park, we listened to the waves crash against the shore.
This spot on the beach is surrounded by cliffs, making it extra secluded from the rest of the world. There are no lights but the stars, no sounds but the waves, and no where to be but here. Shooting stars zip past every few minutes and each time I wish for more trips just like this one with my favorite guy by my side.
*I’m taking requests*
I was reminded that I haven’t put up any winter shots. Challenge accepted @jamesbackpack . So what nature scene do you want? I’ll go through my image and find the best I have for you. Taking requests. Or if there is something you want me to write about just says so! I will if I can draw from a relevant experience!
I’m starting to get restless between my adventures. Dreams of summer road trip, mountains, flowers and wildlife fill my head and intermingle with the idea of going international on some big trips. Trying to decide where to go first is so difficult! -
What are your suggestions for trips in January-March? Or where do you dream of exploring in 2019? Drop ‘em below in the comments 🤗🌎🌍🌏
This picture was taken during a road trip with Keenan a while ago. We went from Washington to Montana then up through the amazing landscapes of Banff to Jasper before looping back around and down to Bellingham. After, I took of solo headed to Arizona.
Side note: a month long road trip in a Kia Rio isn’t so easy and requires staying very organized with your gear.
Picture by: @keenanbrookman -
Get to know our amazing Calgary Ambassador @peakermama7 with her five fun facts!! ✨
1. I'm terrified to dance in public
2. I slept with socks on for most of my life until my hubby teased me enough that I stopped 😂
3. I met my biggest celebrity crush of all time last year (Sam Heughan)
4. I started taking Brazilian Jiu Jitsu a few weeks ago, and may have fractured my nose in the first class. 🤭
5. I became a whisky lover after going to Scotland last year. Hated it before, now can't get enough!
Update on Züki: after xrays, blood work, anti-nausea medicine, an internal “backpack” of fluids, and fecal testing.....the answer to our scary problem is: nothing. Literally. “It looks like Zuke didn’t want to sit still for one of his xrays but I can see from the other one, it’s a little clearer, that he looks healthy!” It has been the most incredibly frustrating week, between having an entire vet clinic that can’t seem to communicate properly with pet owners and being charged out the ass for inconclusive tests, I pray we’ve seen the worst of it with these poor dogs. Thank god we have options for vet care in slc and we can put this vet behind us. Züki seems to be doing okay today; he is running and jumping again, playing with Max, and eating like normal. Hopefully all remains and we get to get out into more snow this weekend!
Update on Max: they believe he is allergic to the smog in slc. He is on some more antibiotics for an acute upper respiratory infection. He is still wheezing every now and then but is otherwise in good spirits and utterly stoked about the new snowfall we got today!
Just before dropping in. It’s no secret how popular LCC and BCC are for ski touring/split boarding, if you’re not up there at the crack of dawn, consider your tracks leftovers hahah. I mean this all with sentiment, turns outside of a resort are always worth it, I mean shit, you climbed the damn mountain for them. We still got some of our own lines too though, even with starting at noon 😂
Chris’ friend from high school, @slarvingarden , just happened to be in the area and made a pit stop in SLC before heading to Cali; he took us on our first tour of the season up in Big Cottonwood Canyon. The by-product of having not grown up in the US, is that I am sort of thriving off of how cool it is to meet so much of Chris’ past....his friends are incredible, we’ve gone on so many adventures with them from Big Sky to Moab, and it’s serving as a direct reflection to who my partner is. We’ve had such a good weekend, the boys went touring again today in LCC, my tired ass self stayed behind and took the dogs up into the mountains for a different adventure.
Yay! We are all wrapped up with our vet visits and the boys have started their first round of meds! Poor Züki, our vet today called me with an update and noted “how pale” he looked. Say what?! Didn’t know a pup could look pale! Big thank you to the folks who reached out about these two 💙!! Hoping our Barkbox comes quick because the boys have about two toys right now 😷
The verdict is in, our boys have giardia. 😥 we had to throw out all our toys and bones, I feel so bad for these two. Züki goes in this AM for his examine so they can administer meds, Max is just awaiting me picking up his meds. PSA, we are confident they got it from Big Cottonwood Park in the Murray area, Tanner Park still seems to be a safe bet as the water at least is flowing there and there aren’t hoards of ducks. I wanted to share the unfold of how this all happened so you don’t wait as long as we did to have their poop examined: about a week ago, Max began having accidents frequently and about 4 days in, he vomited all night one night; Züki began showing symptoms about 6 days in, last night was his worst night. Max has the sniffles but not a lot of wheezing or coughing and neither dog had any audible gas gurgles coming from their tummies this entire time. We even had a vet visit about 2-3 days in from Max’s first accident and none of us knew that they might have giardia!
They have otherwise been the same active, playful pups which made it that much harder to know something serious was going on. But we are finally fixing the problem, YAY!
The same land that makes you feel small, also encourages you to stand tall. Thursday’s have become our new Friday’s; shop, gather, pack. Arriving in the dark doesn’t matter much, it’s all the same when you find yourself under the blanket of stars. This week, we found cravings in detachment that’s driving us into the lands of no service. I think Züke is beginning to wonder if it’s our second home...