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
Love the white Pantera

Love the white Pantera

Evening walk

Evening walk

Welcome to Canada. Where we get snow in the summer.

So it’s been three weeks since I got to my new home. I had a job in less than 12 hours and stayed at a friends until my place opened up last week. Things have been moving so fast it seems like. This whole past year was basically me preparing for this. And I realized that this is what I wanted all along. It feels good to finally be in a place that I like. Instead of always wishing I was somewhere else. That somewhere else is here. For me it was easy to let go of where I used to live and the people I used to hang with. To put it bluntly it was all very lame back there. I’m putting my motivations and skills to good use here. Yea it’s not all roses and peach pie every day but at least i can say I like where I am. And my dog loves it too.

Weir

Weir

This is where I live

This is where I live

I got to meet some wolves.

I got to meet some wolves.

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.

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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

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