Tuesday, October 28, 2014

TUNES | Mountain Man

Aside from the great outdoors, I have many other passions - one of these being music.

For me, music serves as a soundtrack to my life.  I listen to a lot of folksy stuff like First Aid Kit, The Staves, Fleet Foxes, The Head & The Heart, Of Monsters & Men, Avett Brothers, & Bowerbirds - but I also like a lot of music that doesn't fit that genre.  I also love finding smaller, lesser known artists that have that little something.  This is what I'll be sharing here on Tuesdays - not the bands you know or the songs you love, but the little guys.  So, here's Mountain Man, harmonizing like the sirens of mythology.

Monday, October 27, 2014


Now that I've officially "come out" as a college drop out, I'll have plenty of time to get back into the outdoors world: hiking, camping, fishing, climbing, even doing yoga for maintenance.  Having a solid base of knowledge from doing this my entire life is helpful, but also having friends around that are interested in coming along with me makes this journey so much more fun than I'd ever think it could be.  

For my first hike since rebooting, my mom & I went on a short hike up to Horse Meadows from the South Fork Trail Head in the San Gorgonio Wilderness. This was an easy 3.2 mile hike, nearing & passing 7,000ft elevation.  Getting used to hiking at this altitude will be the best way to train since most of the hiking we do is past 7,000ft at some point.  

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

WELCOME TO 29 // "It opens at the close"

In three days I will have been 29 for almost a month now.  It's not 30, it's not 21, it's not 18.  There's nothing particularly special about turning 29 besides the fact that it will officially be my last year as a 20-something.  Another perspective is that Jonathan turned 33 today, happy birthday, Husband!  

Yesterday was a huge day for me as a semi-fresh 29 year old.  I made a HUGE life choice that will affect my future forever, & I couldn't be more happy, excited, pumped, filled with kinetic energy that is just aching to explode.  With this decision I have some big BIG plans, & some major life shifts that will make 29 a pretty epic year.  So, instead of looking back at 28, I've decided to move forward, plan well for now & forever, & to share what's going on.


10/11/14 - Jonathan Yost & I got married.  Yep, that just happened.  My fella because my mister.  

To document this splendid occasion on a perfect Autumnal Saturday in the mountains of Big Bear City, CA, our friend Casey Curry took these amazing photos. (Give his link a look - he's kind of a big deal).