2017 in Review

Numerous hiking, backpacking, and camping trips, millions of stars, international travel, MARRIAGE, fun photo shoots, and many new friends along the way. 2017 was such an incredible year--feeling all the great feels for this year. 

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Sri Lanka

It was raining heavily outside our open-air, second story hotel room on the south coast of Sri Lanka. We eventually had to lower the wooden curtains to keep rain from coming in. We snuggled up cosily on the small couch and read our books. Thunder cracked loudly outside, and immediately after the power went out. We found some candles, lit them, and continued on.

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Capitol Reef National Park

We hiked in and slept under the open (billion star) sky the first night, and the second, we camped just outside the park so that we could enjoy a campfire and walk in for sunrise on some of the ‘temples’ in the Park. Lots of laughs, chips and whiskey were shared on this trip…

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Wild Patagonia

Around 5 in the morning, I woke up and it was quiet. I unzipped the tent and something bright orange was glowing through the trees…it was Fitz Roy. I shook Aaron, hurriedly got dressed, grabbed my camera gear and headed out to a clearing. We witnessed a burning sunrise on some of the most impressive granite walls I have ever seen. It might have been the cold air biting at my face, but I was teary with a wide range of emotions.

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New Mexico | Part 2

White Sands National Park is unlike any place I have visited before. The gypsum sand dunes are surprisingly easy to walk on, and almost have a clay-like texture. You can bring dogs into the park, too, which is awesome…Merle loved running around on the dunes. We obtained a backcountry permit from the visitor’s center, and walked a mile into the sand and set up camp.

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