Well, this just happened! :D Looks like we’ll be taking a 20 day trip to New Zealand this winter! Starting in Auckland, meandering south through the cities/towns, nerding out on some Lord of the Rings juunk and doing a 4 day “Great Walk” in the Fjordland Natl Park :D Unfortunately the world famous Milford Track is booked until March!? But this track, the Routeburn, is wide open and extremely gorgeous :)
I am so stoked to get to experience this beautiful and amazing land. A life dream trip come true!
We would like to invite you to be among the first to watch Worn Wear, a new film from Keith, Lauren, Chris, and Dan Malloy.
Worn Wear is an exploration of quality – in the things we own and the lives we live. This short film takes you to an off-the-grid surf camp in Baja, Mexico; a family’s maple syrup harvest in Contoocook, Vermont; an organic farm in Ojai, California; and into the lives of a champion skier, a National Geographic photographer, and a legendary alpinist. It also features exclusive interviews with Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard.
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Story telling at its finest.
GOOGLE Street View in Natl Parks!?
Q:Thanks for sharing some fabulous photos from your travels! I really enjoy seeing them. Cheers!
Aw, thank you so much for tagging along :) I am so happy you enjoy them
Havasupai Falls 3 of 3
Exploring the northern end of the canyon, ascending back up Mooney Falls, Old Navajo and Little Navajo Falls
Havasupai Falls 2 of 3
Havasupai Falls, descending through cave tunnels and a quite precarious chain and ladder system to the foot of Mooney Falls, Mooney Falls and surrounding water and stuff…
Havasupai Falls 1 of 3
I’ve come to find out that if I wanted to go camping in the Grand Canyon sometime this winter, I needed to send off for a permit on my third birthday… A fella at REI recommended going through Havasupai Indian Reservation and that it was a way to avoid the Natl Park red tape and still get into the canyon so I thought WORD!
I sat on the phone for EIGHT DAYS trying to get through. I called every 5-10 mins and only got ringing… I had literally given up and on the Friday before leaving, I thought, “ok, one last attempt.” And they answered on the first ring!?! haha so suffice it to say, after that I pretty much hopped to with the gear and necessaries and bombed out there! :D
The hike in was 10 miles with an initial descent of about 2200’ in a mile and a half. But really not all that bad as far as what I had heard regarding desert hiking! Starting early in the morning is DEFINITELY the way to go. Once that mid-day sun hits you, it’s a killer…
I really cannot begin to describe how amazingly beautiful this place was. The desert entry was neat and cool and a beautiful place in all the normal wonderful ways, but coming up upon a turquoise river cascading down and down with a backdrop of bright orange canyon walls and surrounding trees in full autumn glory was almost too much to handle. I had a hard time convincing myself that this place really exists! haha
Grand Canyon Natl Park 2 of 2
Grand Canyon Natl Park 1 of 2
Lake Havasu Arizona
"The Crack" at SARA Park 2 of 2
Lake Havasu Arizona
"The Crack" at SARA Park 1 of 2
This trail was so awesome and in a place I never would have expected!?! This 2 1/2 miler takes you winding through a slot canyon right out to the bank of Lake Havasu, what better opportunity to break out the pack rafts! :D
Bryce Canyon Natl Park 2 of 2
Bryce Canyon Natl Park 1 of 2
Queens Garden + Wall Street
Zion Natl Park 4 of 4
The Narrows 1 of 2