• Good morning ❄︎
Today I woke up with an exciting new idea for a book! I will begin painting the cover today.
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Water world ✨
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With all the rain California has been getting recently, I’m sure at the high elevations it’s getting caked in snow. Can’t wait to romp around on the snowy trails soon. Last year I was able to go snowshoeing in Sequoia National Park, and look forward to doing again this winter. |3.5.18|
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The right way to spend a summer morning:
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Перемещаемся из Камбоджи в Лаос! В этой фотографии - квинтессенция моих впечатлений от Лаоса: восхитительная природа, гостеприимство и неиспорченность местных, безмятежность и неторопливость получившегося отпуска.
Так что в ближайшие две недели расскажу о второй части моего путешествия - Вьентьяне и Луанг Прабанге. ❓Кто был в Лаосе? Вам понравилось?
Ever since moving from Colorado to LA, I’ve longed for real weather. Real seasons full of rain, snow, etc. But I’ve also become afraid of that weather. When it rains (like really rains), I tend to hide away in my home like many other SoCal residents rather than driving the streets. And when it snows in the mountains, I tend to put my hiking boots away to collect dust while I wait for winter to be over.
But I’ve got to break the habit! So I’m trying to prepare myself better so that I feel safer, and I’m trying to face my fears, one trip at a time.
This photo is from my first ever winter camping trip. Even though it didn’t snow, this trip taught me that I could survive (and dare I say enjoy?) 20-30 degree days. It taught me that winter doesn’t have to be a total hindrance if you come prepared (microspikes and dry suits). And it taught me that even when the sun isn’t there to warm you up, hand warmers and good friends will.
Winter can be dangerous but it can also be beautiful. I’m trying to make my memories of winter revolve around the latter. So here’s to facing winter head on. Next up? A trip to Yosemite/Sequoia and then Michigan in the dead of winter. I have a feeling I’ll get a lot of practice dealing with weather 😅
Photo by @rbm_lifemuffin
#NinjaShark Tip: Snorkeling is a meditation.
Relax, allow yourself to be completely supported and held by the salt water, be in the moment, experience all the movement and life around you.
For us, snorkeling is therapeutic. And with time, being in the water will feel like home.
We have been riding with Nick (@cyclingelsewhere) who spent the last 4 years seeing the entire globe from his bike. We met Nick on the road one hot afternoon in Northern Chile near San Pedro de Atacama, then bumped into each other again in Salta, and again in Mendoza where we enjoyed several meals at our favorite vegetarian cafe around the corner from the hostel we were staying. We love meeting other cyclists because they share our love of good food and they always have great stories. When we bumped into each other in Hornopirén the other day we decided to pitch on a cabaña for a couple nights as he and I were recovering from colds. Mehedi made us lots of tea and soup and looked after us... then we hit the road, camping in a beautiful spot right in the forest off the Carretera Austral last night.
Today we pedaled through the lush temperate rainforest of Pumalín National Park. In the morning we tried to help a cyclist from Santiago who was stopped on the side of the road. He had taken a fall and bent his rim. We couldn’t do much for him as he needed to get to a bike shop, so we wished him luck and continued on. We met another couple, one from Colombia and the other from France. We were passed by at least four others headed north. The Austral really is a cyclist’s pilgrimage!
Around 2:30 the rain picked up something fierce. By 4pm we were soaked to the bone... including Mehedi’s phone which is now sitting in a bed of uncooked rice. Say a little prayer for it as it is our primary navigation device.
I was tired as hell, hungry (never a good combo), and we settled for eating out when we arrived in Chaitén, which is never our first choice. We much prefer cooking. We spent $20 (!) on the least satisfying and barely edible meal we’ve had in Chile so far.
Our “rain” jackets are definitely no longer waterproof, and neither are our boots. Only a few of our “dry” bags are waterproof after 7 months on the road now. It was a soggy, cold and frustrating day – one where you just feel like all your shit is falling apart. Including your sanity.
We got some good photos though, and we have each other. Tomorrow is a new day.
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The Grand Canyon: an easy place to sink into some awe. North rim, looking south. Jan, 2018.
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Starts hike...immediately thinking about the after hike meal. 📷 @rhodes10_
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How easy to forget how small we are if we do not put ourselves in grand places, in huge situations. Tiny we are, but still so very capable-Tyler Knott🌵☀️✌🏼♥️
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2019 has been going awesome for Us here at Lastessacosa, a lot of doors have opened, a lot of new friends, business connections, & good vibes!!
Excited for what the rest of 2019 has to offer. Have a feeling its going to be a hella good year!
How has your 2019 been so far?
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On my recent visit to Utah and Arizona... Zion was so quiet and beautiful with abundance of wildlife. I had some surprise encounters with deer, wild turkeys, birds and bighorn sheep all of it in beautiful settings from sunny peaks to snowy canyons.
Settings: @sonyalpha#a7riii, 16-35mm, ISO 200, f/11 at 1/200sec and f/8 at 1/40 sec respectively.