The Sierras that house the highest point in the continental US (Mt. Whitney) are just 100 miles away from the lowest point in the continental US (Death Valley). It amazing how the landscape changes so quickly and so dramatically here in California. West coast best coast!! 💯
Is anyone else fascinated by hot springs and geysers and other geothermal oddities? 🙋🏻♀️ I cant get enough of them (and can’t wait to be surrounded by some of the best in just a few weeks in New Zealand)!! This particular smoking pool is the Excelsior Geyser Crater in Yellowstone National Park’s Midway Geyser Basin. The geyser here is more or less extinct, but the water is still super heated and steamy all the time! Such a cool thing to watch all that steam writhing around on top of that turquoise water.
What cool geothermal features have you seen on your travels? 🌋
3 931 hours ago
The road goes ever on and on
Down from the door where it began
Now far ahead the road has gone,
And I must follow, if I can,
Pursuing it with weary feet,
Until it joins some larger way,
Where many paths and errands meet.
As I snowshoed around with Kintla today I kept thinking about how lucky I was to end up with such an amazing dog. While driving home from my job last summer I had heard he was being taken to the shelter unless someone took him. I'd agreed to meet his owners in a Walmart parking lot in Missoula to check him out. I envisioned what this mutt that I'd only heard of would look like. As time went by I started to second guess if he was even coming. Three hours later I watched the 'a' on the Walmart sign flicker while I figured I should probably just leave. Then this old souped up truck pulled up right next to my window where my feet were resting on the dashboard. "You Sky?" asked the man in the passenger seat, looking down from his window. Surprised, I nodded yes. He then turned into the cab then handed me a ball of dark fluff. Just as quickly as they came they took off. Now there we were, this tiny puppy sitting in the shotgun seat and me behind the wheel. We stared at each other for a couple minutes, Kintla and I both very confused by what was going on. "Umm.. you like jerky?" He wagged his tail a little. "Okay cool here ya go... So I hope you like hiking.." His tail kept wagging.
I slept outside under an array of bright stars in the dark night. It was my first time not sleeping in a tent while camping. Joshua tree is one of my favorite local-ish national parks to get away from the city to revamp and connect in the wild. My favorite is jumping all around the massive rocks and climbing to the highest peaks. #nedventures#changa#NinjaNed
6 951 hours ago
Our selfie game wasn't strong at the time 😋 but I'm thankful for every bit of teamwork and adventure back then and ever since 🏞
0 221 hours ago
When people talk about climbing in California, Yosemite dominates the conversation. Skip the crowds and don't sleep on Sequoia & Kings Canyon National Parks 👌
Yesterday, I saw my future (it does NOT include the child or the woman using this dream trailer as her personal snack bar). Super smart design, open feel and can be towed by my SuperRoo. Let the fundraising begin! #taxa#cricket#chicagorvshow
5 242 hours ago
D: I don't think we've seen any Joshua Trees yet.
Me: I don't even think I know what they look like.
D: Well they're trees with name tags that say Joshua on them.
Oh okay. 🙄🤦🏼♀️😂 #joshuatree#nps#getoutside#nationalpark