Thank you for letting my spirit fly. For reconnecting our bond after many years of showing you no love at all. The intimacy you’ve shared with me over my lifetime has been beautiful beyond measure. I am forever grateful of your gifts, Sedona.
We live for quiet moments with nothing but red rock beneath your feet and a big sky overhead, where self and nature blur after days spent in the wild.
When you wake earlier in the morning and with a hot cup of coffee with the sunrise. When the trail stretches long beneath your feet. And when you lie beneath the stars knowing you’ve get to do it all over again tomorrow.
Wilderness to the people of America is a spiritual necessity, an antidote to the high pressure of modern life, a means of regaining serenity and equilibrium.
A different view of #monumentvalley by @ryantoswald. 🐴⛰ It really is desert beauty! ❤️ “I was lucky enough to get to spend quite a bit of time following this mustang and his new born calf roaming the open ground! Shooting these guys is one of my favorite reasons for visiting Monument Valley!
If you know me personally, you're aware I consistently overestimate how much I can get done in a given amount of time... which is a diplomatic way of saying, I'm always fucking late. As the sun was setting I left Joshua Tree - (the original plan was to get there early in the morning, so I would still have daylight on my way back to Vegas) just a few minutes into my drive, I hit a random rock in the road at 70 mph and was convinced I fucked my shit up from the impact (my Jeep is 13 years old and I beat the shit out of it in Minnesota, so this was a reasonable concern) - pulled over to check, as I was about to head out into no-service-land between Joshua Tree and the 15 (open desert and Mojave National Preserve).
Everything seemed okay so I decided to continue on, driving with my windows down so I could listen for any signs of damage. This was the most remote drive I have ever done alone - It was windy that night, and I ended up having to drive through an effing sand dune that had formed over the road. I'm laughing as I type this - because this was definitely the most ridiculous part of the journey... As twilight faded, darkness closed in on me like I've never experienced before. After driving for over an hour and not seeing a single light or other vehicle on the road, I started to panic with thoughts of breaking down out here with no service. A close family member of mine who recently passed promised he would always be looking out for me - so I decided to talk to him in this moment and let him know I was scared, and to please keep me safe - Not long after that, I caught up with a semi - which ended up making every turn with me all the way to the 15 -- coincidence, or something more? 😊