Posts Tagged ‘nature’
Is nature the answer to all your problems? It might be.
I love this humorous video by Dream Tree Film & Productions. It’s part of a series, all intended to get us thinking about the positive benefits of the outdoors. What if we all got more regular doses of nature? Imagine how well off we would be…
Learn more at NatureRX.
Sometimes cold mountain air does more for a creative work brainstorm than a desk could ever do. Well, all of the time actually.
It’s good when editors let you pitch the kind of articles that make you laugh. Which is why I am excited about my most recent post on the very respectable outdoor online magazine Adventure Journal, where I took a stab at the topic of food and love in the backcountry. It started as a conversation between friends on how to impress a date on a hike (“make your own trail mix!”) and resulted in this article:
If you can’t cook a decent meal in the backcountry, you’re destined for romantic failure. A way to anyone’s heart is often through his or her stomach, especially if you’re on the tail end of a grueling day outside. A peanut butter and jelly sandwich? Yeah, that will refuel the person you’re crushing on, but a homemade olive hummus wrap with sea salt? That might be the extra touch you need to turn adventure partner into your partner.
You can gauge the quality of your week by your views. This one was pretty unbeatable.
First official fourteener now in the books: Quandaray Peak, Colorado, 14,265 feet. Complete with summit headstands and mountain goats of course.
Inspired by this quote for the weekend:
“In order to get from what was to what will be, you must go through what is.” – Anonymous
Which means taking time for stillness and simple pleasures.
Mediocre wine is excellent if you have a view, coffee is exponentially more delicious when brewed after a night in a tent, and trail mix can compete with the fanciest hors d’oeuvre when you’re in the middle of a hike. It’s simple: food always tastes better outdoors.
I was thinking of this in the process of drinking a mug of wine, overlooking a horizon of red rock formations last week. Dirtbags, sunsets and merlot do go hand in hand after all.