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    Liz Draper
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Smiles and postholing on a Sunday afternoon. 
#shouldhavebroughtthesplitboard 
#itsokweallhadfun
Don't knock it til you try it. 
Eastern Montana has some stories to tell.
Don't knock it til you try it. Eastern Montana has some stories to tell.
Funemployment begins at 1800 today.

Might be time to finally replace my fly rod I broke in June and catch more fish like this guy I caught way back in February.

Time is fleeting. Live it up.
Funemployment begins at 1800 today. Might be time to finally replace my fly rod I broke in June and catch more fish like this guy I caught way back in February. Time is fleeting. Live it up.
Fast times at Bridger Bowl University
Fast times at Bridger Bowl University
We broke on through
to the other side 
yeah
We broke on through to the other side yeah
When you hike in with a bag of wine you best not hike out with any. And sometimes that means having a glass or two or three after morning coffee.
When you hike in with a bag of wine you best not hike out with any. And sometimes that means having a glass or two or three after morning coffee.
One month closer to these snowy ridge line views
One month closer to these snowy ridge line views
The main goal and purpose of the backpacking trip this last weekend was to survey butterflies in the backcountry for @adventurescientists 
Most pollinator data out there exists close to urban areas so it's pretty neat to be part of the first large scale pollinator study in the backcountry.

This study is taking place not only in Montana, but Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, and Washington. 
Butterflies are good indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem health and who doesn't want a healthy, thriving backcountry environment?!? This was the first trip of at least three in this part of Montana. Very excited to be volunteering again with this organization. 
Backpacking for science 🤓
The main goal and purpose of the backpacking trip this last weekend was to survey butterflies in the backcountry for @adventurescientists Most pollinator data out there exists close to urban areas so it's pretty neat to be part of the first large scale pollinator study in the backcountry. This study is taking place not only in Montana, but Arizona, California, Utah, Nevada, and Washington. Butterflies are good indicators of biodiversity and ecosystem health and who doesn't want a healthy, thriving backcountry environment?!? This was the first trip of at least three in this part of Montana. Very excited to be volunteering again with this organization. Backpacking for science 🤓
His name was "Hobo" at the shelter but,
it didn't seem quite right.
That name implies he'd never find a home,
never belong anywhere.
So we changed it to Gonzo.
I guess though, in some ways, he's got some "hobo" like qualities:
independent for sure
constantly in a state of change with me being on the road most of the summer...
always in the care of someone other than me during the week 
would much rather sleep outside in the wind and rain than in a tent
But I'll tell you what,
He is my home. My gonzo. My boy. 
And you know what else? There's a million "hobos" out there. Those shelter dogs that need a place that they can call home. 
So, adopt.
His name was "Hobo" at the shelter but, it didn't seem quite right. That name implies he'd never find a home, never belong anywhere. So we changed it to Gonzo. I guess though, in some ways, he's got some "hobo" like qualities: independent for sure constantly in a state of change with me being on the road most of the summer... always in the care of someone other than me during the week would much rather sleep outside in the wind and rain than in a tent But I'll tell you what, He is my home. My gonzo. My boy. And you know what else? There's a million "hobos" out there. Those shelter dogs that need a place that they can call home. So, adopt.
We strapped all we needed on our backs
hauled ourselves up to this mountain lake
swam naked
caught butterflies
foraged for berries 
walked barefoot
and just existed
in nature 
in the wild
and in awe
We strapped all we needed on our backs hauled ourselves up to this mountain lake swam naked caught butterflies foraged for berries walked barefoot and just existed in nature in the wild and in awe
Oh what a weekend it was.
Oh what a weekend it was.
We kinda raged last weekend and I'm still vibin on it...
staying out til the sun comes up, gettin down to some funk and mostly just feelin the love from so many beautiful people. 
It's about those shared experiences...
We kinda raged last weekend and I'm still vibin on it... staying out til the sun comes up, gettin down to some funk and mostly just feelin the love from so many beautiful people. It's about those shared experiences...
I just kinda dig these cloud time lapses I guess. 
Views from today

Valley County, MT
I just kinda dig these cloud time lapses I guess. Views from today Valley County, MT
Pow dreams got me thinkin of days like this...
I think gonzo was an avi dog in a past life

#itsalmostaugustwhichmeansonemonthclosertowinter
#howboutthathashtag
We had the best time at your party 
#alittleweenforya #rafttrip2017
We're not bad people 
We're not dirty, we're not mean
We love everybody but we do as we please 
When the weather's fine 
We go fishin or go swimmin in the sea(river) 
We're always happy
Life's for livin yeah, that's our philosophy 🎶 🎶
We're not bad people We're not dirty, we're not mean We love everybody but we do as we please When the weather's fine We go fishin or go swimmin in the sea(river) We're always happy Life's for livin yeah, that's our philosophy 🎶 🎶
Album cover 
#letsstartaband
And another one from the raft trip! 
Probably gonna be posting about it all week. 
Good times, great people. 
Ain't life grand.
And another one from the raft trip! Probably gonna be posting about it all week. Good times, great people. Ain't life grand.