I can never get enough of nature. What made this hike even better was catching the smell of a nearby campfire soon after taking this picture.
Can anybody guess which trail I was on when I took this photo? Here’s a hint: It’s in Harriman State Park, and there’s a lake just a few feet from this spot.
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Van doesn’t make a lot of appearances on my instagram, mostly because he doesn’t rake in the likes that the dogs do. Kidding, but not really. The people have spoken, and they want dog pictures. Also, we don’t necessarily see each other that much. It’s hard to take pictures of someone if you never get to see them. So here’s a rare sighting of Van. He’s weird, and smokes a pipe, and sometimes makes moonshine (I’ll thank you for not telling the ATF about that one), and stays married to me even though I fill the house with dogs that aren’t mine and then disappear for weekends at a time to photograph weddings or go hiking or just disappear for the sake of disappearing. He says things like “I only work enough to keep my job,” and he’s not entirely sure when my birthday is. Or Mylo’s. He might not even know when his own is. Who the fuck knows. He buys me bourbon and pretends not to know that the house is a mess, and he loves me in spite of, and until, and forever. And he will never read this, and that’s ok. He’s a weird piece to my own weird puzzle, and I like him. .
Hidden treasure in the dunes behind Jones Beach.
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#WildlifeWednesday - A Hermit Thrush rests amongst the changing foliage in McAllister County Park. The Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) is an unassuming bird with a lovely, melancholy song. They're known to lurks in the understories of far northern forests in summer and as frequent winter companions across much of the country. Walt Whitman evoked the Hermit Thrush as a symbol of the American voice, poetic and otherwise, in "When Lilacs Last in the Dooryard Bloom'd" - his elegy for Abraham Lincoln.
McAllister County Park, Port Jefferson, Long Island
Photo by @heynardo
6X46!!!!!!...At 4:25pm on the eve of his 12th Birthday Jackson reached the summit of Wright Peak to complete his 6th full tour of the 46 Adirondack High Peaks. While both Jackson’s birthday and finish are milestones that make me proud, that proud feeling pales in comparison to the love that was felt as Jackson took that last little jaunt up to the top of the rock that is Wright Peak, where 12 of our friends, from different walks of life and many whom had never met stood waiting in windy wintry conditions with smiles on their faces to give my best friend a heroes welcome with big hugs, rubs, and treats upon arrival. (and those noise makers haha)... To anyone that reached out this past weekend with birthday wishes and congratulations to Jackson I seriously can’t thank you enough, it has meant a lot. To the 12 friends that accompanied us on Saturday from the bottom of my heart I thank you and I will never forget it. To Jackson thank you for over 11 years of unconditional love, adventures, and bringing a group of good people together that would otherwise not be at the same party...10/13/18🙏🏼❤️🐾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾🍾
SERIOUS POST ALERT (but don’t worry, I threw a pun in there for you to find) ↟
Since it’s currently in the middle of leaf-peeping season, now seems as good a time as any to talk about some major issues currently affecting the outdoors we all love: overuse, unpreparedness, and social media. More and more people are getting outdoors these days, as new hiking challenges pop up in seemingly every mountain town, while social media is increasing exposure to special and unique places all over. This is leading to major overuse of trails, with unpreparedness running rampant as people chase after their next Instagram post without doing any research beforehand. Social media accounts with very large followings (such as travel accounts) are not doing their part in educating their followers on the proper steps that need to be taken when heading outdoors. The impact this has is evident as trails become destroyed at greatly increased rates, and overcrowded trailheads prompt people to park illegally, causing a safety hazard for themselves and others driving or walking along the side of the road. These popular accounts share others’ photos, often with incorrect information about the location, giving the idea that these views and experiences are just a walk in the park. They also show people who are quite unprepared (i.e. wearing a button-down shirt and jeans), not to mention photos that show a disregard for rules, regulations, and LNT (leave no trace) practices. This can lead to increased search and rescue operations by NYS forest rangers, which have risen over 50% in the last 6 years ALONE. In one day last week, rangers had multiple back-to-back rescues, some working 19 hours non-stop. However, current forest ranger staffing levels are lower now than they were in the 1970s. If you are reading this, I urge you to use 2 hashtags in all of your social media posts going forward. The first is #AddNYSRangers (which is self-explanatory). The second is #CairnForTheOutdoors which I am hoping will help start a fun, positive conversation on outdoor education practices. If we can start teaching people the proper LNT and preparedness practices, we just may be able to make a difference. ↟
Meander through an 18th-century riverside landscape and discover a breathtaking display made entirely of jack o’ lanterns. The tri-state area’s biggest, most electrifying fall event is here. Find other ways New York State will get you in the Halloween spirit. Link in bio. #NYLovesFall 📷: @missconciergenyc