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#nynowfinds : Paddywax National Parks Collection Candles! Soy base and wooden wick, for a clean burn. Reusable containers. Portion of proceeds donated to our national parks. Boom! 🏞️
Get ready, they'll be in the shop in a few weeks!
What I love most about national parks is the chance to see iconic wildlife in their natural habitat. From bison in Theodore Roosevelt and whales in Channel Islands to California condors in Zion and this black bear in Shenandoah, I’ve been lucky enough to see quite a few beautiful animals in the wild. Next up are the Roosevelt elk in Olympic. Visiting the park next week and not leaving until I see a herd!
Fall is around the corner and I’m curious if the lack of rain will change the vibrancy of the colors. I also hope our forests don’t all burn to the ground. It’s dry everywhere. We can all hope for more moisture in the following months. Come on rain do the damn thing!!
I’ve got a super sick little guy this morning 😭 but luckily we can stay home, cuddle, and eat pedialyte popsicles all day.🙏 Also, there may be a Paw Patrol🐾 marathon in my near future...so wish me luck😬
as this place burns, it is a reminder than not everything about natural processes is beautiful. sometimes the ugly has to happen to give birth to new, beautiful things.
however, these fires raging over our wild places are being fueled by rising temperatures & lack of stronger action against climate change. we must do all we can to combat climate change, at a personal level, the community level, national level & global level. this is a fight for the beauty of our planet. 💔
With wildfire season in full swing here in California, this is also the time of year unfortunate hikers tend to go missing in our National Parks. Paul Miller is still missing in Joshua Tree, Scott Tenczar was last seen at the Bridgeport Ranger Station in Yosemite on July 25th, and David O’Sullivan strayed from the PCT near Idyllwild and has not been heard from in over a year.
If you are in these areas, you will inevitably see missing persons posters and be urged to keep your eyes peeled for any signs of these missing souls. I can imagine the anguish these hiker’s families have to endure on a day to day basis. I can because I lived through that type of suffering when my father went missing.
Unfortunately, there will be those that are quick to jump to criticism, to judgement, to plain cruelty in these delicate situations. Hiking and adventuring solo is a deeply personal and rewarding experience. Like everything else in life, it is a calculated risk you take, with the said risks being mitigated by always carrying the ten essentials, being aware of your surroundings, and staying on trails you are familiar with or have read up on before hitting the trailhead.
I will vehemently jump to the defense of those who trek alone. I, myself, prefer hiking solo but always enjoy the company of partners or friends when they are present. I love the liberation, self reflection, and much needed self care hiking solo affords me.
If you are thinking of doing your first solo hike or backpacking trip but need a supportive push in the right direction, feel free to slide into my DMs. 🙂
Rad girls hike together and alone. Join our community of wild, wonderful women today and tag your next adventure with @gogalavanting using #GoGalavanting 🌸
These amazing views are on a trail on the northwest side of Lake McDonald in Glacier National Park. The trail is called Rocky Point and it starts at the Fish Creek campground. It’s kind of hard to find, but it’s not too busy, and definitely worth it!
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Yosemite Valley reopens today!
Here’s a memory from that 24 hour trip ☺️
Sunset hangs in Olympic National Park with some new friends! — #StayWild
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Sunrise high atop the north cascades. From here you can see many of Washington’s volcanoes - in this picture alone, you can see Mt. Rainier as well as Glacier Peak in the distance!
Went back to my archive and re-edited one of my most favourite photo from @deathvalleynps !! This Mars-like landscape amazes me. It goes to shows how diverse our planet 🌎 is and if we don’t start to protect these places, we will soon not have a home to live in.