I post mostly outdoor activities, dogs, and photos of my travels in North America.

"One cannot violate the promptings of one's nature without that nature recoiling upon itself."
-Jack London

Mechanical troubles 200km from our destination. We were sitting there and a woman from New Brunswick pulls behind us with a flat tire. So I changed the tire for her, got the part to fix my truck, and we were back on the road.

Overnight stop at the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.

Overnight stop at the Manitoba/Saskatchewan border.

Tom and Maya on the north end of Superior

Tom and Maya on the north end of Superior

We left Tuesday morning and got to Calgary yesterday afternoon.

I’ve been camping out of my truck with my dog for the past 2 weeks but haven’t ventured too far from my stomping grounds. I found some cool spots in the area but now that I’ve got this figured out I think we’re ready to head west and stay a while.

Sunset and sunrise.

outofreception:

July on Mt. Hood

mypubliclands:

Located on the Colorado Plateau in northern Arizona, the Vermilion Cliffs National Monument in Arizona includes the Paria Canyon-Vermilion Cliffs Wilderness. This remote and unspoiled, 280,000-acre Monument - a part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands - is a geologic treasure, containing a variety of diverse landscapes from the Paria Plateau, Vermilion Cliffs, Coyote Buttes, and Paria Canyon. 

Visitors enjoy scenic views of towering cliffs and deep canyons. Paria Canyon offers an outstanding three to five day wilderness backpacking experience. The colorful swirls of cross-bedded sandstone in Coyote Buttes are an international hiking destination.

A permit is required for hiking in Coyote Buttes North (the Wave), Coyote Buttes South, and for overnight trips within Paria Canyon. Visit the BLM Arizona’s website to learn more about this beautiful area and plan your visit.

Photos by Bob Wick, BLM Wilderness Specialist

(via arizonanature)

longlongwinter:

last winter year four friends and myself drove down the entire east coast of the USA, from Maine to Texas.

(Source: longlongwinter)

63mph:

Wildfires burned the sky red as we pointed north, seeking the cool, clear waters of Crater Lake, the deepest lake in the United States. It formed when the ~12,000 foot Mount Mazama collapsed, creating a giant caldera that eventually filled to a max depth of 1,943 feet. 

When we arrived at the lake’s rim, smoke filled our lungs, but it didn’t deter us from filling our bellies with tacos and tequila. We jived to music that jived with the land and watched the cotton candy fire sunset.

When day became night, we each packed a small rucksack and hiked to a clearing on the crater rim. A buck, two does and a fawn joined us at camp for a bit, but eventually jumped off their own way. A small hole opened to the stars, and eventually our banter yielded to silence. 

The red sunrise was cold, colder than it should’ve been. The orb in the sky failed to shine its warmth through the smoke. But, sunrise signaled it was time to play in the sky clear waters of Mazama’s core. She doesn’t get too many humans visiting her chilly waters, so she begged us inward…

Nice view

Nice view

single track dirt road

single track dirt road

regressingforward:

Red Rocks, NV hiking trail

regressingforward:

Red Rocks, NV hiking trail