@kevin_uncapher holding it down on the river in our new Ninja bandanas.
Be up on our website tonight!
Chasing the sun...
Looks like @anishhikes is having a blast out on the Oregon Desert Trail! You should definitely check her out, she's a total bad ass and hardcore human. And had some great stories to share.
Happy Trails Anish.
The goodnight sun hitting this rock formation was TUB-U-LAR!!!
Goodbye Pacific Northwest! Thanks for another incredible winter and spring, full of long bike rides, hikes, runs, laughter and a ton of rain.
Off to do one of my favorite things, new beginnings. This weekend we bike toured San Jaun and Lopez Island, dropping 70 miles in a day and a half and were stunned with beauty and nice folks. The days before that I spent a week soaking up the sunsets on the Oregon Coast, camping on the beach, riding my bicycle and reflecting on my time in the PNW and what lies ahead. New beginnings are so beautiful. A new opportunity to recreate a better, stronger and more powerful self. New people, new challenges, new dreams, new trees, new sunsets, new places to explore and a new piece of myself is fixing to be born. I love you world and thanks for always loving me back.
'Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning, when I wake up, I am reborn.'
Like wildflowers, you must allow yourself to grow in all the places people thought you never would.
This place is so magically dumb, it's hard to look at. Every time I get to this point on the hike I just can't look forward, looking back is too strange. Utah, my heart land.
Wishing everyone a super duper groovy and adventurous weekend! Spread love and be weird.
Ever heard of the Grand Canyon? Well, one day we looked at it and decided to hike Rim to Rim to Rim. 48 miles in 16 and 1/2 hours. Yeah, we are Ninjas!
Love always wins... and Pizza, that's good too.
@fearlesssarah hit the 1/4 mark in just under a month, pretty dope! Follow her Appalachian Trail adventure and you won't be disappointed!
Happy Trails Sarah
"I would rather sit on a pumpkin and have it all to myself, than be crowded on a velvet cushion." -Henry David Thoreau
If life has taught me one thing, it's that time is something that we can never get back. See time, like the ocean, is constantly moving, constantly changing and moments are rising or falling. These moments we have in time are what make us who we are. What we make of this time, how we share this time, how we look at time - is up to us to sculpt.
I want my time to be happy. I want my time to be fruitful and meaningful. My heart tells me to spend this time giving back to others, enriching others souls and spreading smiles and laughter constantly. Like the ocean, sometimes my giving soul is powerful and has big waves and at others I let the waves crash and take time to myself - exploring the mountains, singing with the wild flowers and feeling the sizzles of the setting sun.
A few days ago was a peak of my waves. It was Burgers and love, day whatever. Cloudy, on the brink of rain as I pulled up to Dicks Cheeseburgers. We have a deal where I call them 30 minutes ahead of time so they can have 30 burgers ready for me, when I get there.
When I arrive, There is a couple on the sidewalk as I pull in. With a sign, asking for help, food and writing about there struggle. I get my burgers and as I load them into my car, I walk over and ask how they're doing and if they're hungry. Unbeknownst to them, I have sleeping bags, beanies, socks, tarps and hugs tucked into my Subaru and heart. Mind you, they're sitting/standing 30 feet from a burger joint with hundreds of customers an hour and they're still hungry. I grab a couple burgers for them both and started to talk to them. They had real names but the names they like were Oger and Ladybug. Oger used to work at a public school and because of the way he walked, the students called him Oger and he likes it and stuck with it. As they dug into there burgers, I asked if they needed anything else. They said no, burgers are enough. So I said what about socks, you know switching out socks is good for your feet. They responded oh yeah, we would love socks. Next, came what about your heads, do y'all have beanies and then I threw those out. Next was, where do y'all stay, they replied - over there in that parking garage.
'All you need is faith, trust and a little bit of pixie dust.'
'In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they're still beautiful.'
Day 5: Yesterday, was a pretty intense and important day to be helping people downtown. I found a man I hadn't seen since 2014/15, his name is Trees are Beautiful. You might remember him, I met the day my Mother accompanied me with Burgers and Love the first go around. He has a rare skin pigment disease that causes his face to be a greenish tint. I think many people are sort of afraid of him. But, truly this guy is just so damn sweet, thankful and kind. I saw a person snugged up on the sidewalk and went to tuck a couple burgers under his sleeping bag, but he was awake I instantly recognized him, it was Trees. He's been out there for a long time, years. I got to hook him up with some food, new gloves, beanie and socks. He remembered me and it was a special hug to share. I got him rain gear to deliver today. And he even remembered my name, how cool is that.
I also came across a woman we will call 'L' who was shivering cold and hungry. The night before she had her snuff ransacked and most of her belongings stolen. She found her backpack, empty, high up on a fence. She asked me if I had a long sleeve shirt, I couldn't just leave this lady cold and hungry walking around for help. I was all out of Burgers when I met her. So, I had her sit right where I met her and told her I'd be right back. Ironically, 'L' also remembered me from 2014 Burgers and Love. She told me that's right when she got to Seattle and she remembered my curly hair and the burgers. It was pretty wild. I ran to my car and grabbed her a new sleeping bag, ear muffs, tarp, beanie and some socks and stopped into a restaurant and got her some dinner. When I returned and gave her all this stuff she was so grateful and after we chatted for a bit, she just couldn't wait to warm up and go to sleep in her new sleeping bag. She told me she was praying all day that a miracle would happen and someone would help her. She told me I was that miracle. That'll make you feel something. Before she left and I went home, she asked if I had a bible. I don't but I told her I'd get her one and I'm meeting her at 2:30 today. This lady has nothing and every time I wanted to get or give her something she would say,
HAPPY EARTH DAY! Well, everyday is really Earth day right!? So thankful for this beautiful world of ours we get to play around on and spread smiles. Thanks Mother Nature, thanks for having us over.
Sunset is my favorite color.
Just in: From our new sketch portrait series, the one and only John Muir.
Featuring the following quotes...
'The sun shines not on us but in us' 'Natures peace will flow into you as sunshine flows into the trees' 'Of all the fire mountains which like beacons, once blazed along the Pacific Coast, Mount Rainier is the noblest.'
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