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Backpacking // Do All Things With Love

Backpacking the Beartooth Plateau

I need wilderness in my life like I need oxygen. It’s been like this since my first real taste of the wilderness at the tender young age of 16. It was a two-week high alpine backpacking course with Outward Bound.  The trip changed how I perceived the world at the time. It was thrilling, frightening, uncomfortable, freeing, and beautiful.  Read the rest of this entry »

Let me keep my mind on what matters,
which is my work,
which is mostly standing still and learning to be astonished.

– Mary Oliver, The Messenger


Over the three day weekend I went back into the park to check out Lamar Valley – one of the best places to view wildlife in the park!  In one day I saw two grizzly bears, tons of elk, white-tailed deer, a coyote, lots of bison, pronghorn, a whole herd of bighorn sheep, and some small ground critters which I have yet to identify.  Read on for more photos!

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Well, I finally made it to Yellowstone National Park (also known simply as ‘the park’) yesterday.  I got my annual pass, so I’m looking forward to making into the park most weekends.  Yesterday I made it just to Mammoth, which is just inside the northwest entrance of the park.  There was a lot of snow on the ground and more coming down so I didn’t go too far into the park.  See below for photos!

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The Winter Wood Arrives, by Mary Oliver

I think
I could have
built a little house
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