#advertisement Did you know that Americans across the country are spending on average 95% of their time indoors? I can't even imagine how unhappy I would be if that was my reality, and it saddens me to know that there are so many that do not make time to appreciate our wonderful natural world. That's why when @ClaritinUSA invited me to create a post encouraging others to spend more time outdoors, I was happy to share the info. This world is too beautiful not to enjoy it! Post a photo of your best outdoor moment by June 30 and hashtag it with both #beanoutsider and #claritin.
I recently finished watching my first tv show - Breaking Bad, which took me five months from start to finish. How have I made it this far in life without watching an entire tv show you ask? Have I been living under a rock? Well, I grew up without tv. So, kind of. Anyways, Breaking Bad. Oh my God you guys, it was so good! I'm so glad I grew up without tv because if every show is as good as this one I can definitely see how I could waste way too much time on this. 😂 Also, here's an unrelated photo of the beautiful yucca plants in Nevada, which I loved because they are so unlike any of the plant species where I live. @TravelNevada #travelnevada @MatadorNetwork #travelstoke
It's finally starting to feel like summer and I can't help but think of upcoming road trips. @mtn_michael and I have a few fun climbing/mountaineering inspired travels coming up that I'm super excited about! Do you have any fun summer trips planned? Photo taken by my mom on a very unique Nevada road. @TravelNevada #travelnevada @MatadorNetwork #travelstoke
Can't resist scrambling around on all of these beautiful red rocks. I love the desert! It was awesome to test out the new #threadborne line from @underarmour while I was down in Nevada. These layers are so light and perfect for hot days! #sponsored
Back in February, @subaru_usa and @matadornetwork did a couple films featuring long time Subaru owners to showcase how their cars fit their lifestyles. Here's a short clip of mine. Love my hearty little adventuremobile, I'm glad it made the cut! #travelstoke#meetanowner#ad
Got on a new (to me) section of the Colorado river last week. After rafting sections of it in Colorado, Utah, and Arizona, it was awesome to continue down the river in Nevada with a two day kayaking trip of the Black Canyon. I love this river! @TravelNevada #travelnevada @MatadorNetwork #travelstoke PC: Mom
That one time we did some ski filming for @subaru_usa in a white out during the Jackson snowpocalypse. Props to @kyehalpin and @kylie.fly (📷) for sticking through it! @matadornetwork #travelstoke#meetanowner#ad
I was a college sophomore on spring break when I first experienced the American Southwest. My friend and I had never been before and didn't really know what was out in the massive open-ness of the desert, so we picked the two national parks in the area (Canyonlands and Arches) and made a trip of it. Since then, I've discovered so much more about this wonderful place; climbing to the tops of sandstone towers, canyoneering into deep caverns, and rafting whitewater beneath huge canyon walls... And though I love this place more and more with every unique corner of it I discover, I can't help but appreciate that first time seeing the desert. That first time having my mind blown by a place I couldn't believe actually existed... That's an experience I wish I could have back. So if you haven't been, go. There is nothing like experiencing something for the first time. @keen #terradora#keenambassador PC: @doinglinessince07
As you may already know, President Trump signed an executive order yesterday calling for a review of national monuments, saying that national monument designations "create barriers to achieving energy independence.. and otherwise curtail economic growth." Perhaps what's being ignored here is that the outdoor industry provides the US economy with $887 billion in consumer spending annually and also provides 7.6 million Americans with jobs. This poses a very real threat to lands that have been preserved for future generations as well as posing a threat to the livelihood of many. If you'd like to help to defend America's public lands, voice your concerns to Secretary Zinke at 202.208.6416.
Open spaces, quiet places, and allowing the mind to drift past the chaos to return to what's good and important. There are a few things that really matter in life, and a whole lot of things that don't. It's places like these that help to distinguish between the two.