Winter Hike

November 28, 2015

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Ali and Christian

November 28, 2015

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― John Muir

Dirt Bikes in the Snow

November 27, 2015

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― John Muir


November 26, 2015

23231981641_f272ec8386_k.jpg22667343873_ef840c8c57_k23294523575_ad55628a8e_k23268415706_a184992004_kBetween every two pines is a doorway to a new world.”
― John Muir

Bend Withdrawals

January 3, 2013


“There are no safe paths in this part of the world. Remember you are over the Edge of the Wild now, and in for all sorts of fun wherever you go.”
― J.R.R. Tolkien


December 30, 2012


“Love seeks one thing only: the good of the one loved. It leaves all the other secondary effects to take care of themselves. Love, therefore, is its own reward.”
― Thomas Merton


December 29, 2012



“Love is our true destiny. We do not find the meaning of life by ourselves alone – we find it with another.”
― Thomas Merton


December 29, 2012


All this time
The Sun never says to the Earth,
"You owe me."
What happens
With a love like that,
It lights the whole sky.”


December 28, 2012



“This one moment when you know you’re not a sad story. You are alive, and you stand up and see the lights on the buildings and everything that makes you wonder. And you’re listening to that song and that drive with the people you love most in this world. And in this moment I swear, we are infinite.”
― Stephen Chbosky


December 27, 2012


“The fire. The odor of burning juniper is the sweetest fragrance on the face of the earth, in my honest judgment; I doubt if all the smoking censers of Dante’s paradise could equal it. One breath of juniper smoke, like the perfume of sagebrush after rain, evokes in magical catalysis, like certain music, the space and light and clarity and piercing strangeness of the American West. Long may it burn.”
― Edward Abbey