Join us tomorrow for National Public Lands Day!
We will hike out to the Peppermint Waterfall for some trash pick up followed by a hike to the Natural Slides for some fun as we close out our 2018 volunteer season.
We will me at 9:30am in the parking lot of the Kernville Chamber of Commerce and carpool to our destination.
Meet location: 11447 Kernville Rd, Kernville, CA 93238.
This will be 4-5 hour day so bring a backpack, water and pack a lunch or snack. We will hike a total of 2 miles so dress accordingly. ( bathing suits recommended if you plan on experiencing the natural slides)
To join us, sign up link in our bio.
This September, celebrate something we all share: our public lands!
On our second night on the Teton Crest Trail, we camped near this awesome, seemingly dead tree, which I immediately found inspiration from. Unfortunately, my camera malfunctioned in the middle of the night mid-timelapse, so I didn’t get the shot I envisioned. So instead, I made one later in Photoshop by compositing in a Milky Way I shot from earlier this year. I specifically like how the tree looks like the branches of a black river among a valley of stars. Or a shattered phone screen. What do you see?
Tomorrow is #PublicLandsDay and what better way to celebrate than getting outside with Friends + Family. The possibilities are endless. You can: go on a hike, visit a National Park for free, sign your 4th grader up for a free National Park Pass for the school year, visit an educational center, Be a trail steward, pick up at least 10 pieces of trash, pledge to vote the outdoors this November, go for a run on your favorite neighborhood path, kayak one last time at your favorite lake, visit a wildlife refuge.
The options for you are truly endless. Maybe that’s the best part about outdoor recreation- you have the freedom to choose and create an experience that is uniquely your own, and as long we continue to advocate to protect our public lands + be good stewards, then no one will ever be able to take the freedom to recreate away from you.
When I bought my first camera I found out it quickly that it pushed me to travel more. I started off exploring around the house and eventually branched off further and further from home. I grew up spending much of my time outdoors, but the camera pushed me to travel more than I had imagined. I can say the same about the FJ Cruiser. I originally bought it for adventure. To this day, it is one of many things that inspires me to go explore more.
Tomorrow is National Public Lands Day and we are celebrating with a challenge!
1. Hit the trail with your favorite humans and collect at least 20 pieces of trash.
2. Post a story or photo of your adventure and proof of your trash hunt, tagging @pnwoutdoorwomen!
One lucky winner will receive a prize pack including one of the stickers from @drawntohighplaces and PNWOW goodies from @sugarsky! Who will you hit the trails
with? Have fun and good luck with the trash hunting!
Soon (hopefully) I should be able to actually climb mountains again instead of just staring at them. However, I have found they still can make for a quite fulfilling spectator sport. #grandteton#alpenglow#sunrise
Looking through Window Wind Arch atop Fiftymile Mountain on Day 25 of the Zion to Arches Hike (Spring 2018). New video posted covering the loooong stretch across the Kaiparowits Plateau. Link in bio if you wanna follow along. #Utah
Who else wants to find this dream view for their next campsite?
We’re halfway through the week, which means we are halfway to this weekend’s adventures!
What do you have planned for this weekend? Are you headed out in the wild with some friends? Hittin’ you local trail for some me time? On a road trip through our national parks? Or spending the weekend inside and planning your next trip? Wherever your weekend takes you, we hope you find some quiet moments in nature to recharge!
This coming Saturday is National Public Lands Day, a day where those of us who love the outdoors will come out in support of these places: our wilderness, parks, forests, memorials, historic sites, scenic trails, wildlife refuges, conservation areas, and Monuments.
This past spring I spent six weeks on the road all throughout the Southwest with @elisabethontheroad. This trip and project was a labor of love that took us to thirteen different public lands, and this coming Friday I’ll be sharing the first video and a blog which details where we went, what we learned and how you can get involved in protecting and preserving these places, our public lands.
Check back in later this week to see the first one-minute teaser and also over at @merrell to see how we can all come together for Public Lands Day. A big thank you to everyone who has followed along so far, hope that you’ll join me this weekend by watching, sharing and getting involved, because if there was ever a time, ever a reason for us to come together on something, it should be this: protecting and preserving our public lands.
LV's off-grid features are designed to bring you closer to the beauty of nature and open land. ⠀
Some of our favorite off-grid spots to take LV are the environments maintained by the Bureau of Land Management. The BLM protects a vast amount of public land in the U.S. that is available for free recreational use with the goal “to sustain the health, diversity, and productivity of the public lands for the use and enjoyment of present and future generations.”⠀
If you're looking to reconnect with nature and unplug from society, head to the Bureau of Land Management website or visit @mypubliclands and see if there's a location you'd like to visit. ⠀
What questions do you have about living off-grid?
Gosh this hike never gets old. Throughout the entire trail you have insane views of the park in just about every direction. Once you scramble to the top of the peak, then you’re truly blessed with a 360° panoramic dream.
Snack break! Perched on a cliff dangling our feet high above the valley floor. There is no other feeling quite like adrenaline; it is quite indescribable. Rad day bagging a peak with an old friend from high school. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photographer: @drew_silvers ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Model: @isabelleagray ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #dkcollective
Protected as part of the National Wild and Scenic Rivers System, the South Fork of the John Day River flows from south to north through central #Oregon , providing unparalleled recreational opportunities including fishing, swimming, hiking, camping and birdwatching. The views here are colorful, striking and unique. Basalt outcrops, Ponderosa pine, and Douglas and white fir intermix with juniper, sagebrush and native bunchgrasses to create a distinct pattern on the rugged canyon slopes. Photo by Greg Shine, Bureau of Land Management (@mypubliclands). #FindYourWay#mypubliclands#johndayriver#travel#usinterior