Good day hiking!
I did not take enough pictures of this trip so here’s 4 random ones that don’t go together, yearly camping trip with the boi @trainer_khy was hecka fun. Can’t wait for next years
Fresh huckleberries picked from the Umatilla National Forest!!! 😍
Sheep herding in a national forest! So many...blaa-aaah🐑🐑🐑🐑🐑
exploring umatilla 🌲🍃🌿
Without a minute to spare. . . . #viewsfromwork #protectourwest #publiclands #americathebeautiful #nature #photooftheday #wilderness #wildernessculture #getoutstayout #optoutside #theoutbound #earthofficial #discoverearth #visualsofearth #rei1440project #alphacollective @sonyalpha @mysteryranch #BUILTFORTHEMISSION #AWEstorieswithMYSTERYRANCH #MYSTERYRANCH #wildfireexperience #AWEfirestories #thesmokeygeneration #lifeonthefireline #wildlandfirefighter #hotshot
Go where the trail takes you. If you’re lucky it will lead to open vistas, filthy ankles, a newfound enjoyment of cricket protein bars, and a fancy schmanzy chocolate shop on the way home. #trailrunning #runningismytherapy #earnyerchocolate #getyermilesin #exocricketproteinbar #isitnaptimeyet
Pine sap is the number one killer of flies in the wild 🙃
Every year for the last seven years we have stopped at the same viewpoint on our way to Joseph, Oregon and I have taken a picture of my boys. Here is the first and the most recent. A lot of crazy things have happened to our little family in the past seven years- but we have found our way with a lot of laughter, a lot of love and a bit of luck and of course, the love and support of our family and dear friends. #myhappyplace #dadsofinstagram
‘I hope you find what you’re looking for out there. I hope you find the the kind of happiness that exists on your own terms. I hope you truly take the time to figure out what moves you, what encourages your soul, what you deeply crave from life, and I hope you have the courage to chase that. I hope you have the courage to believe that you are deserving of everything you desire, that you are capable and worthy of curating the kind of life for yourself that sparks something within you. You have a fire inside of you, I hope you never let convenience, or comfort, or the easiness of standing still put it out. I hope you show the world what you can do with all of that passion inside of you’ 🏔✨⏳👁✨ . . The first time I tried this hike I didn’t make it to the top, for reasons other than not being able to make it but if I had a choice I wouldn’t have hit the summit round 1, but attempt #2 I felt ready and hit the summit. And it felt amazing! Thanks for trekking it with me to the top and for the awesome pics @ayeshaleighedwards! . . #embraceyourbliss #wakeup #timetorise #risingwomen #pnw #womenwhohike #summit #optoutside #getoutside #exploretheworld #hikeitup #adventurer #yoga #mountaintop #meditation #pause #yogaoutdoors #yogapractice #sanctuary #sugarcanepose #yogaeverydamnday #enchantedforest #humbledheart #soulfood #namaste
Contemplation of a sunset. Silent men.
Cool little ranger station a mile above the sea
Everything is so much bigger than me here and it's so unbelievably beautiful.
Threadleaf fleabane and a humongous mushroom! Fleabane is common on Indian Ridge Trail and the South Fork of the Walla Walla River. This is one of my favorite flowers, particularly as it first begins to blossom. #fleabane #mushroom #wildflowers #bluemtns #umatillanationalforest #umatillaforest
. We all travel the Milky Way together, trees and men. • John Muir •
Umatilla National Forest, near Walla Walla, Washington
Out for an evening stroll in the blues
Dan looking pretty cool
Wild flowers along our trip in the Umatilla National Forest
Some of us think that the meandering drive up to Harris Park and the hike along the south fork of the Walla Walla River are equally pleasant. And with the longer days, you can take in the views even after work.
Now we know why they call it Grouse Mountain! We made this friend while working on the trail last week. #bluescrew
Working legs We go up the trail, then down the trail. We dig, we cut, we blister, we bruise. We go up the trail, then down the trail. We carry our tools, we carry our water. We are one team.
camping with my roommates was super fun except for that one time kim made us think our cabin was inhabited by a demon and we all started crying. also the chipmunks name is moseby and he guards the cabin and we are very grateful for his service
Rock climbing at Spring Mountain June 22
Backpacking is fun
This was taken last night! You’re looking at Saturn, Jupiter and the Serpens Cauda 🤩
Kim and I celebrated 13 years of marriage camping in the middle of the National Forest. No cell service, nights by the fire, it was paradise.
Had a lovely time floating the wild and scenic Grande Ronde river this weekend with some quality folks. 40 miles of quality class two wild and scenic in a wilderness area, followed by another 20 recreational miles. #whitewaterismagic #classtwoheros #floaton #publiclands #nationalforest #wildandscenic #itsallyours
Seattle and around Walla Walla, WA. Running, driving, horchata, lengua, and barbacoa burritos (amazing!), attempts to climb but just ended up with a swarm of ants on my leg and literally in my pants. #antsinmypants #seattle #umatillanationalforest #wallawalla #dayton #washington
Thunderclouds make great reflections in mountain ponds. Yesterday we paused by a water's edge during a wildflower field trip to one location off Summit Road in the Umatilla Forest. Love Blue Mtn. Audubon outings. #thunderclouds #reflections #pond #audubon #audubonwashington #umatillanationalforest
Sunday morning in the blue mountains.