Sometimes your sunrise hike turns into a rainy, fog rise hike...and that’s ok because you can stand on this rock and see intense green forests in every direction, with a mystical fog resting on it all. #ozarknationalforest#whitakerpoint#hawksbillcrag
Milky Way at Moonrise - What is better than hiking to Hawksbill Crag ? Hiking to Hawksbill Crag at night with @astrodrama Who helped me navigate my first star shot. How did we do? We captured this in a single exposure using a small LED panel to slowly illuminate the Crag. Even though light from the moonrise did washout some of the Milky Way, any light from the galaxy in the middle of the wilderness is a beautiful sight 👍
So today is the 1st day of Ramadan which reminds of my 3 months in Arkansas back in 2016.
I wanted to really juice each weekend so a few intern friends and I planned to hike Whitaker’s Point (note, when I was fasting). It was all fine until on our way back, we got lost. Being sorta lost turned into being hopelessly lost.
It wasn’t until we resorted to call out for help that we found two other people setting camp there that were willing to help us out (none of us had cellphone reception there which in hindsight we should’ve really had)
On the way back, all us friends actually laughed and cringed at this amazing adventure we had. I personally couldn’t believe I walked upwards of 3 miles while I was fasting. Good ol McDonalds was my first actual meal of the day and this trip was one for the books. @ashsash17@lifeofrickie
3 536 days ago
We’ve come to fear what we can’t explain.
Lay it all down.
hi hello nature boy smoosh. it is thursday may 10 2018 & we just got back in town. we left fay at 2pm to go on a nature adventure to devils den or brentwood park. but, we figured out halfway to brentwood that we both thought about driving to hawksbill crag. so we did it. and this morning, we blessed our new home, slept, then came back with plants and hugs. i’m so happy we have taken this time out of our lives right now to share, & love. life is hard. and rocky and bumpy. i have a hard time a lot just processing. but this feels like moving forward. i’m so grateful for the time we’ve spent together & especially these last few days of leaning on each other, and climbing literal mountains together. i love you smoosh!!!! 🌝💗💕😘🧜♂️🌲🌳🌿🍃🌱🌵🦌🦒🦎🐍🐢🐛🦋🐗🦅🦉🦆 #queer#trans#natureboys#imgay#gay#imqueer#boyfriend#nature#hawksbillcrag#arkansaslife#acansa#arkansas#whitakerpoint@dothe_stagger
Hiking to Whitaker Point at sunset ✔ was it a complete fail or the best hike of my life? I'm exploring my thoughts as I write and cringe at the disgusting gash on my knee... .
Sign up for the mailing list to find out more about our time in the Ozarks. I'm writing all about it in my upcoming blog post!
Follow the link🔗 in my bio to subscribe!
1 3212:15 AM May 11, 2018
Who else is ready for summer? Longer days to do more things, dipping your feet in cool water on hot days, chasing fireflies, and staying up all night watching the Milky Way with best friends.
Cool find today in used bookstore (they found it hidden in a book). I took a pic of a vintage pic of explorers. They thought it was in Diamond Cave up on Henson Creek near Jasper, AR. Caption says “1 1/2 mile from daylight”. No idea on the date.