BE IN THE BHAV // We can’t believe a week has already passed since Bhakti Fest. The yoga, workshops and music were great! @mikeypauker was 👍 and recommend checking out if you have not already. Some of his songs have a reggae vibe and the lyrics always positive. The best part at @bhaktifest was all the amazing people we met...like these two beautiful souls who stopped by our yurt! Have to admit, our Wanderer lumbar pack lookin good! Don’t you agree? Have a great Sunday everyone! #bhaktifest#wanderlust
Shoutout to all the crushers out there! A week from today I’m hosting a crag clean up at stoney point. I will bring some gloves trash bags and possibly some trash scoopers for all that glass out there. Please visit the Facebook page, Crag Clean-up Crew for more information, or dm me directly if you are curious and don’t have a fb.
Western Sandpiper | Bécasseau d'Alaska | Bergstrandläufer | Calidris mauri: As promised, here's a second photo of the Western Sandpipers that landed at my feet not so long ago. I'm especially glad that they chose to feed and rest on moss-covered rocks.
Taken September 12, 2018, at Iona Beach Regional Park, Richmond (British Columbia), Canada, with a handheld Nikon D7200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 400 | 500mm | 0 ev | f/5.6 | 1/1250, cropped - 80% of full). Wild, as shot; not baited, called in or set up.
Yokottah /ˈyohˈkōtə/ n. 1 the bliss felt whilst hearing singing birds at sunrise. v, to act upon the craving of being outdoors. Etymology: Swedish; Gökotta
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I'm so ready for the bittersweet light of fall. Spent some time in the trackless woods yesterday, walking past long fallen-in foundations and overgrown charcoal mounds. Colonial ghosts in a sleepy forest. Move along quietly.
I tried to hike my cold out of me yesterday. I felt like death. But these views were worth seeing for one last time! Little 6 miler for Saturday. •
On trail, I found zero waste (yay go humans using it) however I did see two things that were mmmm not so respectful. (Check out my story for pics) 1) violates the #LNT principle of “minimize campfire impacts” as there were two, side by side in one location and others scattered around the lake. 2) this one violates the second principle of “travel and camp on durable surfaces” as folks were using a “cutoff” trail instead of taking the whole switch back. In turn, it was creating what looked to be like a normal part of the trail and therefore beckoning the use from our lazier outdoor hikers. DONT BE AFRIAD TO SPEAK UP: if you see people being disrespectful in the outdoors, you can tell them nicely about what it is they are doing wrong. The folks I confronted about the trail misuse were apologetic and understanding (and I was pooling with nervousness bc I knew I had i say something). •
I married an exceptional man, but did not realize the extent of it when we made our pledge to each other. In this world of alpha males and alpha stances, his humility, kindness and compassion are that much more precious. I rarely see him use his intellect for any other purpose than feeding his curiosity about the world, though he will challenge arrogance and entitlement in human form. He is wicked funny, stays clear of making assumptions and is principled. He has a penchant for bright floral shirts. All of this loveliness spills over into the lives of his family , as a father, brother, husband and son. Another thing to know about Daniel — he always keeps his fly rod at the ready because you never know when you stumble onto that spectacular drift of water. So glad you are here, my love. Happy Birthday.
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