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

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

fuckyeahhiking:

DONE WALKED TO MAINE YALL #Appalachiantrail #atthruhike2014

fuckyeahhiking:

DONE WALKED TO MAINE YALL #Appalachiantrail #atthruhike2014

(Source: forgottenships, via forestland)

thecindercone:

Making a ladder out of a Douglas Fir 2 x 12 in the bunk house.

Nice ladder

thecindercone:

Making a ladder out of a Douglas Fir 2 x 12 in the bunk house.

Nice ladder

(via outofreception)

morning hike

morning hike

Of course, we need some amount of money and things to meet our most basic needs: food, clothing, shelter, etc. But beyond that, the way we spend our money would be better spent on cultivating the types of experiences we love rather than just buying things to fill our homes.

http://www.desktodirtbag.com/stop-buying-things-and-start-doing-things/

On our way back from the island we ran into some rain. We waited for the worst to clear before heading out.

On our way back from the island we ran into some rain. We waited for the worst to clear before heading out.