Oddly, that which takes you clear over the Colorado Rockies isn't a rocky road at all. It's actually super smooth and very well-maintained. Nothing like a solid road to get where you're going. #travelstoke
I stared in complete and total awe for that brief ~2 minutes. I didn't expect to be, but I was genuinely moved. I didn't take many photos, a rarity for me I know 😬 but I did snap a few before soaking it all in. The experience was ethereal, transcendent and unlike anything I've ever felt in my life. ❤️ #totality#totaleclipse2017
So many pagodas but this one was my favorite. We caught it right before sunset after my first time using a motorbike and it was mostly off-roading. Thankful for @jesbek for being supportive and pensive company.
The first leg of our Arrowhead Traverse was bicycling. We biked a 65-mile section of the Mesabi Trail in the Iron Range of Minnesota. Eventually the Mesabi Trail will run over 155 miles which will make it one of the longest paved trails in the US. But, the trail isn’t complete yet so we chose to ride the largest chunk of it we could do without road biking. We wanted to avoid roads for our family’s safety. The trail winds through the history of the Iron Range as you cycle past mining relics of rusting, large machines and open pit mines that are now flooded with turquoise-hued lakes. It’s not an easy flat rails-to-trails route either. Instead it connects old mining roads and undulates over hills at up to 8% grade. Definitely a challenge when hauling 100lbs of kids and trailer behind you!
We had originally planned to cycle the 65-miles over two days. But, a few weeks before our departure we made the wise decision to take an extra day and split it up into three ~20 mile sections. This was one of the best decisions we made as hauling that heavy trailer definitely wore us out after 20 miles. We were also conscious of how long the kids would have to sit inside the trailer given the 80+ degree temperatures. A stroller fan and a water bottle inside the trailer helped keep them comfortable as well. -
We were lucky and the kids did wonderful in the trailer. For the most part Rowan just slept as we tried to time our ride during her morning nap before it got too hot out. Jack has gotten really good at just staring out the window from all of our long drives to trailheads so he was a champ and entertained himself for the most part. When he’d get antsy we’d give him some snacks and sing songs. His favorite activity was going down the big hills and yelling “Wheeee!”. I could always tell when he was asleep because there would be silence from the trailer when I’d be cruising down one of the 8% grade descents!
Watching the eclipse with the fam at 100% totality today was incredible! Good thing I bundled up because who knew it was get freezing cold once the moon covered the sun?! I mean you could probably figure that would be the case but.... you know lol Brrr We we're at the coolest spot with an amazing view, couldn't ask for anything more! #monday#blessed 🙏🏻
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"The sun shines not on us but in us. The rivers flow not past, but through us. Thrilling, tingling, vibrating every fiber and cell of the substance of our bodies, making them glide and sing. The trees wave and the flowers bloom in our bodies as well as our souls, and every bird song, wind song, and tremendous storm song of the rocks in the heart of the mountains is our song, our very own, and sings our love." (#JohnMuir ) 🙌🏽
After a long drive from PEI to Nova Scotia, I spent a couple hours just like this - in the hammock, melting away the miles and re-energizing for a sunset hike of Cape Split. Hammock time was amazing, made even more so by the fact that someone STOLE my hammock from the campsite while I was away on said sunset hike. I LOVED that hammock - a gift from someone dear to me 😩 I will miss you, dear hammock...but I choose to remember this evening not by your loss, but by the awesome people I met whilst HELPING some folks caught out on the trail without lights after dark. It was QUITE the adventure, and THAT is the memory I'll keep. 🙌💕 #hammocklife#focusonthegood#eventhoughthatpersonisahugejerk#karmaisabitch#vanlife#campeveryday#collectmemoriesnotthings
The sullen face at first light looking back at the summit of Tyndall and Williamson after making a wise decision to descend Shepherds Pass after we were 10+ miles and 5k in due to these things called lightening, thunder and downpours. After 7pm bedtime and a 3am wake up too! It was still an adventure and we got down safely to a beautiful ridge to watch the Eclipse. We'll be back, maybe even next weekend. 📸 @mountainliar @telegraph_hiking_club 👯 🗺 🏔
For centuries the color red has been used to communicate many things and prophecies, but for us it just communicates a vivid color on a land where skies are limitless and the roads to conquer are only done so by a few crazy aventureros and bad ass engineering @jeepmx