This weekend we are headed to the East Sierras to celebrate the wedding of one of Kyle and mine’s first and dearest friends. Kyle and I met @kdogsour
only a couple of months after we met each other while we were working at @americanconservationexperience.
We went on so many adventures with her, for both work and play - carrying around ridiculously heavy packs, climbing mountains, floating down rivers and on lakes. Kirsten has her PHD in geology and by some stroke of luck did her field work over the years in the North Cascades - so we had an excuse to see her every summer. Sometimes we went into the field with her although we learned our lesson there - offer to help a geologist and your backpack will end up heavier on the way out than it was on the way in, full of rocks. This is our original Catan playing friend, someone who loves burritos even more than we do, and a woman who has blown my mind with her resiliency and strength for years. I couldn’t imagine her finding her equal - he was going to have to be a special guy and guess what? Luke is a special guy. He is filled with energy and known for dreaming up crazy adventures that only Kirsten is wild enough to say yes to. I love them together, along with their pups Sage and Goose, and I can’t believe that I have the honor of officiating their ceremony on Saturday. Us mountain souls have to stick together and I can’t wait to be friends with these two until we are all old and wrinkled - slowly hiking the trails that we ran as young adults, no doubt chasing a whole pack of herding dogs. Hold your adventure friends close - they are precious.