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Come hang out by the fire!! Nothing like sleeping in the woods in a tent at 10,000 feet. I love that there is zero light pollution up here, you can literally see a billion stars after dark. No wifi, no tablets, no power and no distractions. Just brisk evening temps, hoodies, dirt bag coffee, fishing the creek and my famous rocky mountain sausage chili! 🤙 🌲🌲🐿️. . . . . . . . #intothewoods #camping #dixienationalforest #brianhead #getoutside #tentcamping #naturelovers #campfire #southernutah #mammothcreek #duckcreekutah
It’s right around the corner. 😳 “Winter Sunset” edition of 100.
Hiking last night a man said to me, "I mean I sometimes even get nervous hiking alone and I'm a grown man, I just can't believe you would do that, that's very dangerous you know!" • This occasion reminds me of Amy Poehler's quote "It takes years as a woman to unlearn what you have been taught to be sorry for." • I immediately felt sorry. I felt ashamed of my decision to bring up my life and my hobbies. I felt inexperienced...like a fraud. I looked down at my "designer dog", my shorty short shorts, my cute sports bra... I saw flashes of my bright pink hair in the wind and I knew he was thinking, " you silly silly stupid young girl"! • Ultimately, like so many times before I was being told "you don't belong here". Or worse I was stupid for thinking I could do what the "boys" do!!! • I went on to explain all the ways I prepare for my safety while hiking alone and all the things I do while hiking to continue to be safe. I went on to saying "why should I wait around for a man to take me on these adventures when I am fully capable of taking myself". He was pleased with my ability to debate. I had successfully "justified" my actions. • And in the end he said, "you remind me so very much of my own daughter". I was able to open his mind a bit. He had a new perspective after our conversation. He did listen with an open heart and mind and I give him credit. There is much we ALL need to be untaught, and listening is the key to change. • However, what kept ringing in my ear was if I had been a man he wouldn't have questioned my decisions. As a women I had to "prove" to him that I was capable, intelligent, and aware. But honestly I shouldn't have to do that. • When are we going to learn, as a culture, as a country, as a world, that we need to stop putting limitations on what women are capable of. Luckily, I'm a grown woman with insane confidence and unbelievably thick skin but what if I wasn't. A statement like that could keep me out of the outdoors. • While nature accepts me with her arms stretched wide sometimes I'm reminded that society just doesn't quite feel the same way. And we're damaging individuals self confidence and self worth by telling them they don't belong!
Road trips aren't bad with views like this ⛰️ . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #vanlife #roadtonowhere #roadtrip2019 #explore #neverstopexploring #campsandydune #camperlife #feelthebreeze #ig #redrocks #grandstaircase #dixienationalforest #gowest #mountains #mountainliving #manbun #neverendingtravel #doit #takearisk #driveacrossamerica #usroadtrip #onedayatatime #redcanyon #dodgeram #optoutside