I played a lot of mind games today. ✖️My planned route on the trails ended up not happening due to 1ft of accumulated snow. So I hit the streets with no route at all (thank God for @garminfitness Live Track). I powered through and successfuy quieted the voice in my head telling me to call it quits at mile 7 and get a City Brew. 12 miles in a winter wonderland ✖️you're the only thing standing in your way! 💪🏼
Can you even believe that these two made it through their entire engagement session in yesterday's crazy weather!!?!?!? Because my mind is still blown!!! 😄 seriously cannot wait for this beautiful couple's wedding!!!
#perspective AND #truthbomb coming your way! ❄️❄️ Sometimes, Mother Nature just doesn’t do what you expect. A major winter storm had me more excited than I’ve been in over a year since my shoulder surgery. My skis and I drove up to Centennial last night, stayed in what I discovered was a party hotel for snowmobilers, and ready to wake up early for first tracks in over a foot of snow this morning. We got 2 inches and I got about 4 hours of sleep...
——————— A few years ago, I started going on solo adventures - also known only to me as my “walkabouts”. One year, I was broke as a joke and went skiing all around Montana for a week in the best powder I’ve ever seen after I left a toxic job and ended up in Pullman, Idaho staying with my sister and her little family. Another year, I followed the rivers through Idaho, caught big fish, and learned I could car camp after all. All through these, I had to put myself out there - like REALLY out there. I had to ask people who were way better at fishing than me for the right kinds of flies to use on the Boise River and get my line caught in some willows as other men were casting beautifully 40 feet across big rivers, I’ve had to sit at the ski hill bar by myself having a PBR, watching other ski besties laugh together and reminisce in my own head about the times I always had a ski or a climbing partner before I moved back to Wyoming. And today, I had to gain some perspective from the only thing that’s constant in my life and my solo journeys - Kyle. Not many husbands encourage their wives to go travel by themselves and get lost in the woods so they can try to find their soul. I wanted to be negative and mad about the snow, but I married a man who doesn’t know how to be negative. He told me to go have a good breakfast and some coffee - and wouldn’t you know it - the coffee was free! And just like that, I lost the attitude and am putting on as many layers as I can to go out in this beautiful snow. I miss him when I’m gone and putting myself out there. But he’s there, always, and I’m never actually alone.
“Wildlife have the right of way”. Yellowstone Bison. Though the Federal Government is shut down we are still leading tours in Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks! Use code “Winter18” for 10% off your tour when you book online, through January 31st link in bio
My husband was going to check cows, and I asked to go along. The weather was perfect, the wildflowers in full bloom, as we buzzed over the prairie in the ATV. .
Every time we’d stop to open a gate, or glass for pairs, I’d whip out my phone and snap away at all the pretty little flowers that carpeted the ground. .
When we were several miles back in, we came on a cow that needed help. My man called for supplies, and while he waited for the other cowboys to bring those, I took the ATV back home to get lunch on. .
“I’ll invite the guys to stay for lunch,” my husband said. He knew I’d be ok with that. .
I drove home slowly, stopping every few minutes to take more photos. 😄 After our long winter, I can’t get enough of sunshine and flowers! .
My favorite are these bright Indian Paintbrush - our state flower. .
Note: this was taken June 3 and there’s still snowdrifts along the shaded bluffs. 😁
Finally putting the wrap on this documentary!! I'm excited to share "Send It" with everyone soon!
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ANNOUNCEMENT: We are still able to operate tours during the government shutdown! Please contact us if you want to experience Grand Teton National Park or Yellowstone National Park
What’s’ the silver lining to a shutdown? You can experience scenes like this - Old Faithful with virtually nobody else around! The serenity is amazing!
To book a tour contact us using the phone number or website in our bio
There are some places that—no matter how many times you see them—simply take your breath away with their landscapes and beauty, but it’s often the way they make you feel that stays with you forever. For us, one of those places is Yellowstone National Park. Follow along in our story for a look at a long winter weekend spent in the world’s first national park. 👆🏻 [PS: While the federal government is shutdown and limited NPS services are available, visitor access remains open in many of our national parks, recreation areas, monuments and more. For the most current updates, click the link in our bio.] #ThatsWY#Wyoming#FindYourPark#YellowstonePledge
Hello, IG! I will be showcasing a few of my best prints for sale in my feed so you can see what they look like and order directly from me! First up is this 20x60" canvas of "Teton Alpenglow" - always printed on archival quality material with hanging hardware installed. Free local delivery or shipping options available. DM me for details and thanks for your support!
TENDERLOIN || The Winter Menu at The Kitchen is 👌🏼Tonight’s meal consisted of Tenderloin served over broccolini, with a kabocha purée, dashi demiglace and pickled mushrooms! Eat up!!! @jhkitchen #jacksonhole#eatlocal#thescoutguide#regram
"Bison In The Sun" - This was our first day on location, we drove an hour to the airport at 0 dark ass thirty, then we had to take 2 flights, do a 90 minute drive, then check-in at the cabin, store excess gear, breakout camera equipment and get mounted up all with the hopes of getting some golden hour sunset in Yellowstone as a start to our adventure. Going west has some great advantages but leads to some very long days!
Nothing is more nerve wracking than having a shot list of shots you HAVE to get and knowing that the weather controls 50% of them and the animals the other 50% and somehow Murphy and his law is going to pop in for a mysterious 15% extra... We needed backlit shots and the weather forecast told us we had to make it happen this day. We didn't have enough time to get down to a different location so we hustled and found these really nicely backlit Bison. The National Parks have some pretty good rules about how close you can be to animals and one of us was always eyes up - looking, checking, doing mental calculations as to where we needed to be for the shot, but also for our safety. As Richard was the primary shooter on this trip most of that was my job and many times I'd see him just be in the perfect spot when not 10 seconds later I had to let him know it was time to move. As the consummate professional that he is - he never balked or stayed too close, it was all about making the images happen in a safe and respectful manner. Just shooting with someone like that makes the shoot better.
I was able to grab some shots when he was moving and looking out for me and this one really pops with the outline so nicely lit. These Bison are totally at ease with us and a few days later we were stuck in a bison traffic jam where they basically surrounded our vehicle. It was pretty special.
I guess the lesson was sometimes you have to really hustle to get to a moment, do the work, go the 10 steps of planning and still get lucky. I know it was a magical shoot for us, I hope you enjoy L- #naturelover#igdaily#natgeoyourshot#nikonprofessional#bison#silhouette#wildlifeaddicts#nikonnofilter#nikonusa#sunset#americana#upcloseandpersonal#thatswy