May always seems to bring excitement, sadness, and seems to always be the month of change for me for the past decade or so. So many beginnings and ends have happened in May over the past year it kind of blows me away how my life seems to be on this schedule of changing every 12 months. This summer will be a lot of fun, spending time at home, in the field, and enjoying life with my beautiful wife! I am very excited for the busy time between semesters, but it will be a great time to unplug, escape, and recharge my mind and body. Although walking up and down outcrops does take a bit of a toll on the knees, ankles and back! I love it out in the middle of nowhere, being lost in my own thoughts, the simplicity of knowing that everything you need to sustain yourself is in your backpack. It is always a brutal transition coming from our overly padded life here in the big city, going out to a place where everything is trying to constantly kill you or hurt you. But, I embrace the challenge and enjoy the fact that it lets me know I am alive! So I will be out of here for the next month, but will try to pop in and post an update when I have internet at some point! Enjoy the month of change!
Here are some photos from the last month and the travels near and far
Field Recon in Utah
Bringing home our new pup Mika!
Earth day at CU
Testing out some new gear and getting my WFA certification for field work
Sarah's 30th Birthday party
The godsons enjoying some balloons
Mika is growing up fast
Gearing up for the field with food and water
55 gallons of water in store for this year, upcycling at its finest!