Why would these pictures be included on @publiclandownersunited ??? Simple - Montana's governor Steve Bullock is a staunch defender of our public lands and the Missoula Pearl Jam show was in support of MT Senator John Tester who is all about keeping public lands in public hands... these are two politicians who we support! And, you should too. @publiclandownersunited @governorbullock @senatorjontester @mtraerae @pearljam #plou#publiclands#keepitpublic#publiclandsproud#yourpubliclands#mypubliclands#streamaccess#holdourground#publiclandsinpublichands @backcountryhunters @nationalparkalliance @montanatu @thetrcp @rmef @keep_it_public @usinterior @montanastateparks @backcountryhunters_mt @mypublicland @artemis_sportswomen @brownpeoplecamping @outdoorindustry
Off the grid we go!
Next stop, the Ochoco Mountains in Southern Oregon with @soulriver_runsdeep. It’s our last deployment in the 2018 season and this time we get to delve into some controversial land and natural resources management practices close to home.
More info to come when we are back next week!! ☺️ for now here’s a throwback to the Ivishak river by
The Pacific Northwest. You have my attention. Eight days basking in all of the rivers, lakes and oceans gives our family inspiration to travel this amazing country more.#publiclandsproud#publiclandowner
The last of the series of photos from last weekends blacktail hunt. After we bed the two bucks down on Friday we weren’t able to get back on them. The goat scouting went great and the trip overall was a blast. 28 miles in three days was a lot but it felt great to be back mountain side.
Crappy picture but this public land bull made my day... Following a steep hike up out of the Salmon River canyon an abrupt descent ended in a creek bottom tangle of blackberry brambles and poison ivy. Picking my way through this boy exploded out of his bed 20 feet away! Blowing straight through the thicket across the creek and up the bank. Lingering for some time not wanting to run up into the 100degree heat. Awesome. And exactly why public lands are so important. @publiclandownersunited #plou#publiclands#keepitpublic#publiclandsproud#yourpubliclands#mypubliclands#streamaccess#holdourground#publiclandsinpublichands#belowthehighwatermark @backcountryhunters @nationalparkalliance @montanatu @thetrcp @rmef @keep_it_public @usinterior @montanastateparks @backcountryhunters_mt @mypublicland @artemis_sportswomen @brownpeoplecamping @outdoorindustry
Went on an absolutely stunning and steep hike up to Blanca Lake yesterday with @womenwhohike. With the road closed permanently it’s certainly not a hike for the faint of heart. However, apparently it is a hike for folks with poopy buttholes because on the way back down I picked up an ENTIRE trash bag of toilet paper and baby wipes (and a sock and a couple cans and some dog shit left behind in a plastic baggy). Did I want to touch thin, flimsy paper someone else wiped their nether regions with? No. I did not. But LNT will drive me to do a lot of crazy things. If you want a verbal PSA about toilet paper check out my stories where I try not to loose my shit over the shit I had to get up close and personal with yesterday. Or just keep reading. I have two main messages to share after yesterday:
1: Never leave behind toilet paper - don’t even bury it. Pack it out. Every time. Yes, technically it’s “okay” to bury your toilet paper if you do it right, but I assure you, it doesn’t decompose as fast as you want it to and animals will dig it up and spread it around. Just take it home with you!
2: LADIES! Is it really necessary to wipe your lady bits after peeing?!? Personally no, drip dry and rinse your undies later. Or, if you like to dab the drops get yourself a bandanna or a @kulacloth. Problem solved. Why am I targeting women in this post? Cause most of the toilet paper I found didn’t have poop on it... you do the math.
If you are a LNT warrior consider carrying a trash bag and gloves when you go out and pick up what you find - and then share. I got a lot of great messages yesterday from folks apologizing for doing this and wanting to do better! We can do better but we need to raise awareness! @leavenotracecenter @thegroundskeepers @granitegear @montemlife
One of the best times to watch the sunset is after a storm. A powerful rainstorm had just swept over the lake, leaving behind the perfect clouds to capture the colors of the setting sun. Check out the link in my bio to see the full photo on my website.
Proud to get out and take a stand for our land this evening with an awesomely diverse group! Hunters, fishermen, ranchers, skiers, bikers, hikers, herbalists, and outdoors people of all kinds came together on a Friday night to send a message to #zinke that public land is not for sale. 🌲👊 I'm also proud of my little protester who loved getting the chance to yell in public and show off her own sign. 💚
Been getting the trout fishing out of my system before hunting season kicks off. And the lights out high-country brook trout action in Nevada sure sent me off in style. In a state that has become the epicenter for much of the anti-public land movement (home of the Bundy’s, for example), it was encouraging to see so many people - of all walks of life - enjoying some of the most beautiful public land I’ve seen in the entire country. We shared this Wilderness with hikers, fishermen, horse packers, hunters, retirees, toddlers, and a whole pack of very loud (but having fun) teenage boys. All of us sharing and enjoying our public land in our own way. It was a perfect reminder to me of what makes these places so special, and so worth standing up for.
The hike was pretty easy all told, but having just moved from Annapolis to Denver I wanted to make sure that I wasn't biting off more than I could chew on one of my first acclimatization hikes. Total distance was only 2.5 miles with 334 feet of elevation gain. There are seven lakes interspersed along the trail with the last lake at the foot of the mountain containing the Arapahoe glacier. The view is stunning. My ankles ache from the rocky path but it was absolutely worth it. Next time I'm bringing my pack rod and binoculars.
The coolest thing about the hunting community is those you admire most are only a handshake or call away & sometimes they even come to your party & lead a public lands chant with 300 people. We are extremely lucky to have passionate public land owners like @brian_call among our ranks. He chooses action over complacency, education over misinformation & uses his platform for the betterment of our hunting & public lands heritage. Two new awesome episodes of the Gritty Podcast (@grittybowmen) are out - Public For All with BHA’s Ty Stubblefield and Public Or Die with Ty, Land Tawney & Brian Mcelrea of @gethushin. Thanks to Land, Ty, Brian, B-Mac & all those in Utah that showed up to our SLC Pint Night this last week making it our biggest ever! BHA Utah is crushing it. // @landtawney @ty_k_stubblefield @backcountryhuntersut
I did a few of these smaller paintings in this particular color palette and think they have a very calming feel to them. Like early in the morning as the first light of the sun is burning off the fog that had settled in overnight.