Running like sasquatch towards the views 🐒
Running like sasquatch towards the views 🐒
We met some new friends on the trail who snapped this endearing photo of me and Dad. New blog on Glacier National Park is live- link in bio.
I realized I never really shared photos of Glacier with you guys. I was so focused on being present and connecting with so many wonderful people that I only succeeded in getting a few sub-par shots. Be sure to check out my blog on it (that I will be frantically writing tonight because I procrastinate) tomorrow at 5:30 west coast time 😊
While the rocky snow-capped peaks and deep mossy rainforests of the PNW still have so many secrets left to share, I can't help but miss Virginia's familiar and friendly Blue Ridge trails a little.
Closest thing I have to a rainbow to honour those who fell prey to hatred in the Pulse shooting. It was terrifying not knowing if any of my numerous friends in Orlando were present or hurt during that tragedy, and I know the hurt felt by the friends and family of those who never went home again is even greater. They just wanted to dance 🌈
Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge- when Happy Feet so perfectly portrayed the tragedy that is a Monday 🐧
Learning that rain in the PNW is different than rain in Florida. Back home, rain is a torrential downpour like clockwork. Here, rain is a palpable mist that sometimes manifests as a sprinkle.
Yellowstone expectations vs. reality. I really struggled to love Yellowstone as much as I thought I should- it is everyone's favourite park and basically the only place in the world like it, why did I have such a hard time loving it? Check out the blog on it, link in bio.
I saw Mt. Rainier on my drive to work the other day and was mind blown- normally it is very cloudy and so I never knew I could see Rainier from where I live. Imagine my surprise when, driving to work in the morning I passed a break in the buildings and saw it rising above the landscape.
The PNW is amazing and larger than life- trees so big that my arms can't reach all the way around their trunks and they tower up into the sky and lakes that spread across a wide expanse until they meet mountains so high that snow still caps their peaks. However, if you look closely and pry yourself from the massive wonder, you see the details are there, too.
Love working at my internship but Monday mornings have me wishing I was roadtripping and doing everything on my own time again 🌞
Some keep the Sabbath going to Church – I keep it, staying at Home – With a Bobolink for a Chorister – And an Orchard, for a Dome – Some keep the Sabbath in Surplice – I, just wear my Wings – And instead of tolling the Bell, for Church, Our little Sexton – sings. God preaches, a noted Clergyman – And the sermon is never long, So instead of getting to Heaven, at last – I’m going, all along.
Saw so many people on the trail today without food or water. Every time I head to the trail, I am packing the 10 essentials. I get that not everyone wants to pack that much for every little day hike, but to hike 7 miles with about 2000 feet of elevation gain in the mid-70s, you NEED water and a snack. God forbid, but if anything goes wrong, you'll need the essentials too. Let this be a PSA to everyone: TEN ESSENTIALS!!
"Here in the corner attic of America, two hours’ drive from a rain forest, a desert, a foreign country, an empty island, a hidden fjord, a raging river, a glacier, and a volcano is a place where the inhabitants sense they can do no better, nor do they want to."
You took a picture on a mountain to make yourself feel free, But real wildflowers hide in the forest and dont need to prove their majesty to anyone. After a whole life of hanging out in the shadows of others, I'm going to stand in the sun.
Went on my first solo hike in WA today. Brought bear spray and a machete to protect myself and definitely looked crazy compared to every other hiker on the trail 😂 when you guys go on solo day hikes do you bring weapons or do you feel safe?
Baptizing the new boots in some moonlit dirt. Got home at nearly 2 AM last night after bailing on the hike halfway through. Taking a personal day before taking on the Olympics!
To be a photographer, it helps to be crepuscular. I am not. Here's a shot waiting for the sunrise. Only ones awake are me, the bears, and the swarm of other photographers waiting for the sunrise with me.