We made it to DC! Teaching my kids about the pillars of democracy. Visited the National Archives yesterday to view the Declaration of Independence, Constitution, and the Bill of Rights. Then we toured the Newseum to learn about the importance of a free press. Great day in the nation's capital! . #pocketfulloffreedom @newseum @usnatarchives #keepitpublic#keeppubliclandsinpublichands
The mountains of Central Idaho are one of the country's hidden gems. They are distant from any major metropolitan area larger than Boise, Idaho's population density ranks near the bottom of all 50 states (or near the top, depending on your perspective), and they are REMOTE. Getting back into them may require a multi-hour drive just to get to the dirt road, that you may drive on for 2 to 3 hours just to get to the trailhead, at which point the real trek begins. And it's worth it, because there are times when you won't see another person all day long unless you bring one with you. . . That was the case when I hiked with my brother deep into the Sawtooth Mountains. There were a few folks camped at Imogene Lake, but it's big, and only 6 miles in, but there's room to spread out. But the day we hiked all the other lakes in that cirque? Not one other person all day. And the next day when we climbed Mt. Cramer? Not a soul. . . It's true in the backcountry the way it is in all of life: you get what you're willing to work for. Days like that when it's just you, your brother, the crags, the lakes and the sky -- those days are worth the work it takes to get there. . . #idahome#myidahome#myidaho#idaho#getoutside#optoutside#mountainlife#centralidaho#sawtoothmountains#resist#savethewest#keeppubliclandsinpublichands
Scout Camp ll 3.19.2017 _____ John took me on this hike. He had not been in this zone before. We were both familiar with the landscape in the region, and really loved it. However on this day we were completely surprised! The river down below is the Deschutes. The canyon walls were lined with striations. Layers of million year old rock. Some solid white, others like exposed aggregate resembling a handful of stones thrown into wet cement. To be amongst this prehistoric area -BLM land (*public land) mind you - was humbling. I couldn't help but imagine a Pterodactyl swooping above me as I cautiously maneuvered through the hills. And oh my how Oregon never ceases to amaze me with it's wonderland! _____ #orefun#stayoutside#wild#adventure#geology#getoutside#staywild#keepitwild#keeppubliclandsinpublichands#rivers#highdesert#centraloregon#oregonexplored --------------------- *keep up the fight for public lands! Stand up and be heard!
I won’t sugarcoat it. I’m missing my happy places and already feeling pretty stifled in southern California. If you tell me I’m being negative, I’ll drop kick you. I need room to breathe. It is what it is. This is somewhere in north-central Nevada, on a killer hike up to a secret bristlecone grove. There’s no place like a b-cone grove.
The world is changing: I feel it in the water, I feel it in the earth, and I smell it in the air. They come with fire, they come with axes... gnawing, biting, breaking, hacking, burning! Destroyers and usurpers, curse them! The withering of all woods is drawing near- Tree Beard #lotr#keeppubliclandsinpublichands