Muir Woods national monument... Since the government can’t allow these trees to be cut down for profit, they charge you $10 each to see them. Trees. That grow, naturally. In our beautiful country.
Not complaining but realizing that is the reality so whatever. They were beautiful and I wish we could have stayed longer but it was getting dark 🌚
Oh California, you are so lovely 💗
365 days ago we hiked up to Cathedral Ledge on a beautiful sunny day and Jesse proposed. 🏞🌤💍Today, we returned as a married couple only to find the trail closed due to last night’s snow storm. 🙃❄️🌨 It’s amazing how so much can change in a year! #Engageiversary#MrAndMrsCole#ToHaveAndToCole#WatchOutForBears
Fun fact of the day: a sedentary lifestyle will kill you faster than smoking. 🕺🏻Get. Moving. Every. Day. 🏃🏼♀️10 mile run. 60 min yoga. 15 min HIIT. Casual walk with the kids. Doesn’t always have to make you sweat, just move!
The most stunning evening for a walk in the provincial park. My kids were hiking with their local Beaver Scout group and I was taking advantage of the scenery. There were several beavers swimming in this lake at the time (not the scout ones!) #beavers#coldlake#hike#beaverscouts#woods#watchoutforbears
Inside @visit.banff there are a million things to do, including #horsebackriding and #mountainbiking
If riding horses sounds fun (and it is!), check the Park Visitor’s Center for flyers that offer deals and packages. We found one that had a half day (about 90 actual minutes on the horse) of riding plus gondola tickets for less than the regular rates for just riding.
#ProTip - Wear pants, long sleeve shirts, a hat and bring bug repellent with Deet, the mosquitoes are thick and relentless on the horse trail. Spray it all over your clothes, neck and back of hands and you’ll be fine. Then just sit back and enjoy the casual clippety clip through the woods. It’s super kid friendly and perfect for first timers.
If pedaling through the woods is more your speed, grab a free trail map from the Visitor’s Center and start on the Tunnel Mountain Trail from the Tunnel Mountain Village Campground, then ride clockwise. It’ll lead you around to plenty of options and loops, then end at the Star Wars trails and more, which have a wild mix of berms, technical trail features and rippin’ fast sections. Just mind the connections at the bottom, it’s easy to end up stuck between a hike-a-bike into town, or backtracking a ways back toward the campground (but on the other side of the road).
You’ll want to ride with a friend and talk loudly to alert any nearby bears to your presence (never startle a bear!), or wear a bear bell. And kee your eyes peeled for Elk and their babies! Elk are one of the most commonly seen animals in Banff, and its best if you slow down and give them some space if you doo see them, especially if they have young ones.
Last day of trekking in Big Bend. This was the Balanced rock trail and because the National Park is sooo big (801,163 acres!) the terrain so different from the vast desert on the other side and maybe even more spectacular!
We were originally meant take the Lost Miners Trail but it was shut due to so many bears but it led us to this amazing place! Every cloud! 🎒👫
SOLD - There are some fall colors for you! Ooooh, and I forgot to tell the fun sorry behind this plein air painting I did last month! I mentioned I was standing in a dry riverbed, and painted it as if water was flowing beautifully. What I forgot to mention was the unfortunate deer carcass that was about 20 feet away from where I set up. When I brought my kids back to the spot a day later to show them the awesome river rocks...no deer carcass. We searched and searched and finally found some evidence of it - some deer hair and a bone or two. And a perfect bear print in the sand! Soooooo that means the persistent rustling in the bushes on the right bank while I was painting that I’d tried to convince myself was just a squirrel despite it sounding ... larger ? 😳🐻 .
Even though we're still gearing up for the Pesca Panama 2019 season, and still have some openings, I'm going to get the word out now for a limited openings Alaska mixed species June 19- July 1 trip. Guests will come for 4 or 5 day trips, your choice, and can attend from single angler to groups as large as 6 anglers. This magical time period will give you chances to catch sockeye, pink, king, and chum salmon, plus halibut, ling, and rockfish, all on different days in different locations by boating to remote islands or flying to remote rivers. Cost will run $2200 to $2700 depending on how many float plane days. Scenery is specatacular, trip is unforgettable, price is one of the great bargains I've found. Email or check Facebook for details and to reserve.