National Park Annual Pass? ✅
Rental car booked from PHX to LAX? ✅
Over-ambitious agenda to see pretty much every desert, energy vortex, and canyon between the two cities in less than a week? ✅
Selfie stick packed? 🤢😱 Ew, gross. (Just kidding, I couldn’t find it.)

In case you haven’t figured it out by now, I’ve left the rainy doldrums of Oregon for a vitamin D infusion. In my absence please reach out to the following people for the following topics:

✉️👩🏼‍⚕️👟🏃Email, nurse shoes and Ferris Bueller’s Day Off — Meg
🔙🖌🍎Creative review and apple chips — Amanda
👩🏻‍💻🇦🇺General nonsense and questions about Nicole Kidman or wombats — Nicole

I’m literally not checking email. And I’m using the word literally in the literal sense. In addition, I left my computer behind.

Do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am - a reluctant enthusiast....a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.” 

- Edward Abbey