If you've checked out my story from the weekend you have seen the recovery mission we went on yesterday. A little background: I was hit up on IG by a local Tacoma owner stating he got his truck stuck on a rather popular off-road trail in my local area. The photos didn't look bad, like he just needed a tug and would be out so I agreed to help. The truck had been stuck out here since Tuesday and with storm after storm of snow dumping made it almost impossible to reach the truck without a plow. Almost! Apparently there had been several other attempts to get to the truck from other rigs with no success. The snow was much deeper than anticipated. We tried one route and were denied. There was one other option which we decided to give it a go. Aired down the @yokohamatire to 10 PSI and stayed between 1st and 2nd gear in low range. After a few hours and some challenging snowy hill climbs we made it to the truck! After digging out the front a bit we gave her a tug and out from her hole she came! The owner followed my trucks tracks out and after a few more tugs here and there we were back on pavement. It was amazing to really test my trucks snow capabilities and get this guy his truck back. Very rewarding day. If we hadn't of gotten it when we did it would have been completely buried by the storm that came through last night. What insane timing!!!
Nothing like a little snowfall to help out an otherwise "meh" kind of image❄🌲 Honestly not sure how I feel about this one, I really like something about it but overall not the biggest fan. Let me know in the comments what you think, be honest!
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Mountains and the Mojave. You know it’s truly a clear day when you can see the white capped peaks of the Southern Sierra. Unfortunately, the camera couldn’t quite pick it up. I guess you had to be there. 😉 #thisgirlhikes
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We came this amazing Campsite last year in the summer and it was very busy! Having a cool pizza and breakfast bar on site too however this time we got to enjoy the site almost all to ourselves!! Our radiator also basically did nada to keep us warm ❄️❄️❄️❄️
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Sunrise at Anderson Scenic Overlook just outside Los Alamos, New Mexico.
🌚 Who had the chance to watch the lunar eclipse last night?! ⚓︎ Sunrises and sunsets usually get all the attention, but there’s something enchanting about the moon 🌙
⚓︎ Before this trip, I had never properly paid attention to the moon. How full it was or when it would rise and set. My time was spent largely indoors, and when i was outside at night - the moon was often obscured by buildings or light pollution. If I happened to notice it - it always made me pause for a minute to admire it, but I didn’t miss it the way I missed sunshine after a week of rain 🌤
⚓︎ But now, the moon has taken on a whole new significance for me. The sun sets early, and when the moon rises it makes a world of difference in our lives! It’s the difference between sailing in total darkness or having sufficient light to enter an anchorage at night. Its the difference between a night hike on land being fun or frightening. On this night, the moon illuminated small rays leaping out of the water near the boat! So last night, we stayed up late to watch the lunar eclipse. It was amazing to watch how the brightness of the full moon illuminated the water, the shore, and the pelicans diving for a late night snack - until everything dimmed into darkness as the earth eclipsed the moon, and the moon turned red 🌒
We couldn’t help but wonder what this experience must have been like for early humans, long before we understood the sun and moon, and planetary orbits. Was it terrifying, thinking that the moon was dying? Was it exhilarating, imagining that gods or spirits were up to something fantastic in the heavens? All I know is that I was reassured knowing we would have our full moon back by the end of the night 🌝
"I’m confident in my tasc pieces in the mountains - I have to be, my life sometimes depends on it. But it goes further than that: friends and strangers often ask about the pieces, and I am more than happy to recommend the gear."
We caught up with adventure-seeking tasc Ambassador, @conkoch, as he reflected on his past 3 years in Colorado. Check out his feature, eclectic playlist and tasc selects at our #linkinbio
A walk in winter wonderland anyone?! ❄ I've uploaded a blog post about this recent trip to the snowy mountains where I surprise my mom with a winter getaway. Link in bio 😙 #bluebirdapparel
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“There can be no deep disappointment where there is no deep love” - Martin Luther King Jr.
Today we remember the incredible Martin Luther King Jr. A man who inspired people around him with peaceful resistance and racial equality. A man who helped so many people to have courage and to do what they truly believed in. It makes me wonder, who are the real superheroes? I believe they are REAL people with no super powers, but have genuine courage, something they believe in, and never give up. Martin Luther King Jr. was a true hero in every way.
We are inspired by so many wonderful people in our lives. I feel, to live with true inspiration and gratitude helps us become HAPPIER each day.
I would love to know, who or what inspires you?
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We woke up to snow! ..And a really small earthquake too apparently. But yay snow! ❄️
The days have been sunny & cold but I’ve really been missing the snow. I love it when the mountains & hillsides are covered - I think it truly brings out their beauty. Hopefully I’ll find some little beauties like this ermine enjoying the snow today too! —/
Probably the best way to turn a junky day around is by booking a spontaneous plane ticket to somewhere new.
Since we will be in Bali longer than our visa allows, we've gotta make a visa run to a different country.
Yesterday we found insanely cheap tickets to somewhere awesome.. any guesses on where we will be spending the beginning of March?