Well then…

I’m halfway through my first week at the NOLS Wyss Wilderness Medicine Institute in Lander, Wyoming and holy shit—I’m not religious but when a dude said this is God’s country, I couldn’t have said it better myself. I feel like I’m in some kind of holy land. Coming from such a sprawling metropolis (Orange County, CA) and immersing myself in a town of 7500 people really gives you some perspective. I’ve seen more deer in the last 5 days than in 25 years of living in Southern California. We’re required to carry bear spray as we walk anywhere on campus after dark because of a mountain lion that stalks the area. Every morning as I walk from my cabin to the main campus for breakfast I almost drop to my knees because the sunrise is jaw-dropping. I haven’t had cell service since Friday night which is actually quite refreshing. I am bummed that, for whatever reason, Tumblr isn’t allowing me to post photos of the incredible beauty I’m surrounded by every day. Stop hatin’ Tumblr…

3 Days and Counting

I’m currently packing up my car with everything I’ll need for Wyoming for the next month and it’s finally hit me that this is really happening. I don’t know how I’m just now coming to this realization but holy shit. I’m so excited/nervous to start this class and meet some amazing people from all over the U.S.—and even a few flying inĀ from Europe! We’ve already started planning some weekend backpacking/climbing trips in the Wind River Range through a closed Facebook group. Is this real life?!?!

Two of my very good friends coolin’ off in a freezing pool below Limekiln Creek Falls. Big Sur 2014 Two of my very good friends coolin’ off in a freezing pool below Limekiln Creek Falls. Big Sur 2014

T-minus one month

One month from today I leave for Wyoming for WMET training…it still doesn’t feel real but holy shit I am excited!!!

Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory. Early morning Labor Day hike to the Mt. Wilson Observatory.

I like to express myself using Dr. Steve Brule gifs. With that being said…HELLO NEW FOLLOWERS!!!

REEEEEALLY want a Bernese Mountain Dog as my adventure companion…