Winter has finally returned to Alaska. 🥳
That magic moment when you have just purchased your first long board, all 12 foot of it.......and you drive around the corner to the nearest beach just to soak up the euphoria of it all in the correct ambience. A beach blue skies and the smell of a salty sea breeze. He’s in love.
Knew we’d be friends when you suggested a 38-mile hike 24 hours before departure.
Thanks for sharing your water-purifier and filling my adventure bucket, @katesavvy
HAPPY BIRTHDAY! 🥳
:: day 61/365
New video mashup up on IGTV of the last 6 months of off grid life in Alaska.
Really missing 🏞️ right now
Sadly I won't be going back out west anytime soon (actually with me you never know), but I'm looking forward to hitting the trails here on Long Island again
I love living in this underground hidden ski town. To the outside we are just a pretty Alaskan fishing town but to the people who live here we are an active tight knit winter loving community. No roads lead to our mountains here thus we use a plane or boat to access the goods across KBay. 🚤🗺⛷🏂
January 12th, 2018
Last night after going out dancing and getting tacos at 2am I walked by my old mechanic and almost immediately started sobbing because parked outside was my old car that I sold to him 4 months ago. I might have just been really fucked up and feeling extra sentimental but that sucker has been with me all over the western part of the US on these stupid road trips I'd take and at one point I even had to live in my car. I'm about to take my first road trip without him and it really really sucks. Anyway here's a picture from one of those trips where I drove to the lowest elevation point in all of North America.
Expect a sappy post about my old car within the next week or so.
Alaska always seems to go full send. The last 24 hours we have had giant earthquakes, hundreds of aftershocks, tsunami warnings, and some of the wildest weather. Tonight as I write this our cabin shakes from the blasting winds while snow, rain, and hail fly sideways. This beam of sun poked through though right before the end of the day and shined a beautiful 🔥 glow into the cabin which instantly caught my attention. To top it off - a cow moose was walking up to the cabin as I took this photo. 🌅 🙌 Alaska Living
reeeeeally wanted to ditch work every day last week to go someplace like this.
21 November 2018
Old farts in caravans making like gypsies down the highway checking out the scenery with some friends. Welcome to an Aussie Summer !!
I’m not into pictures with me in them......but set this one up for a friend to take. The setting is awe inspiring and took me back to a photo of me here, back in 1979. The rugged beauty of Western Australia’s coastline is unspoilt in it’s isolation. I love this place of freedom in a mad world.
Summer surfing days.....Where would you rather be. West Coast Australia is the real deal with scenery wine women and song. So many women in the surf nowadays they have their own version of wine and song.....now that’s great. Such a big coastline so many off road beaches !! Why sit in front of TV ???
Approaching December and the wait for winter endures on Alaska’s Kenai Peninsula. Looks like it will be cooling off later this week. Hopefully winter will be here to stay in Alaska ❄️🤞.
Morning fire over the icefield from our cabin.
Black Friday 2017- I had my first gout flare up. It was the most physically painful experience I've ever felt in my life. I was bedridden for a full week and it was a long 7-8 days and I thought my life would never be the same again. My biggest fears included saying goodbye to my favorites: meat, seafood, beer, and hiking. Flash forward to today, I'm glad to say I'm back to my normal self. All I needed to do was change my lifestyle a bit (I still eat meat but in moderation, and still drink beer but surprisingly, I don't like it as much as I used to). I seriously thought I wouldn't be able to hike as much, let alone go backpacking (I tried hiking again a little after Christmas and had another flare up during the trip!). But just a couple of days ago, I successfully reached 2 amazing waterfalls deep into the Grand Canyon on my gout anniversary with a backpack that felt like it was more than half of my weight. Haha. This entire series of events just gives savoring every moment of life so much more sense. #Havasupai #HavasupaiFalls #ChrisGoesToArizona #ChristianLiving_Arizona #Arizona #OptOutside #WanderTheWest #BPmag #TakeMeBackpacking #Thanksgiving
since thanksgiving is over, it’s basically Christmas time now, right? 🌲
I stand.tall and proud at the top of the stairs basking in the glory of the big open Australian sky. The sun and salt upon my body, the sense of being at one with the ocean. The sensation only surfers really know after a great session with the waves.i am blessed....
Wild and wonderful, rugged beauty and danger to awe inspire the adventure in your soul. Western Australia has a coastline like no other so open to the might of the Indian Ocean sweeping in from the roaring cape of South Africa with no landmass to hinder its raw power. We are but mere men !!! Know our place. Respect....
✨Bee You✨ This, my friends, is me. (And Powder with the photobomb.) I’m an extrovert to anyone who knows me, but fun fact: I crave alone time. In fact, I need it. Time to go inward keeps me focused and grounded. With work days that are filled with decisions I have to make (on top of more decisions I have to make), I counter that high-speed side of my life with slower paced after-hours hobbies like exploring AK with @seanbusby
and the dogs, reading (I LOVE books), meditation and journaling, and making malas 📿. Slowly adding cooking back on that list, although I’ll admit it’s hard to get stoked about dirtying more than one pot/pan because off grid dishes are probably my LEAST favorite activity in the world 😜Sean snapped this photo in Hatcher Pass back in August ✨... It’s taken me a few days to finish up @yogahivemontana
, but today is my final day! 🙌
Does this mean I have to stop wearing flip flops?
I had a conversation with a friend of mine about how we both love the color green. I looked through my photos from when I went to the Redwoods. I want to go back.