August 11, 2015

When I go camping, I always have this image of a lone tent set high up on a bluff at night, the sky generously grated with stars as bright and yellow as cheddar cheese. But it’s never like that. Not really. 

 

Take, for example, the sounds. Where that beautiful lonely ca...

August 8, 2015

We woke up to an ominous black line of storm clouds closing in on the campsite. But we didn’t care because we’d be traveling the 61 miles into Canada to hike the Bertha Lake Trail in Canada. 

 

The drive there was scenic, but everything is around here. There’s a Beautful...

August 7, 2015

 

 

 

 

Today was our first day of hiking in Glacier. When I say this place is not real, I mean that when you hold a lens up to one of the mountains with the sun glistening off of the sparse snow packs, sprinkled with the most beautiful spruces and pines and you click the...

August 5, 2015

 

 

Traveling by night has its advantages. Less people on the road, less tiresome Missouri landscape flashing by. We drove 12 hours and ended up in Rapid City, South Dakota early this morning. I was lucky enough to get a lightening show from St. Joseph, Missouri until Co...

August 4, 2015

 

I found my hiking boots at the REI on 6th street in Austin. The place was packed with families getting last-minute supplies for trips all over America. My dad insisted on Vasque boots. I had my eye set on a grey pair with “African Violet” peppered about (their name, n...

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