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    Crush your limits 🏔

    Crush your limits 🏔

    9 1 22 minutes ago

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    Best doggone dog in the West 🐕

When I was five I sat on Santa’s lap and asked for a dog “like Old Yeller”. My mother popped up from behind her camera and said, “No, no! Mommy vetoes that.” Six years later, I wore them down and Tucker, a sweet little black lab joined our family. He wasn’t yellow... but he was mine and we were inseparable. I used to spend all of my free time in the yard, building dog agility courses out of scrap materials from my dad’s garage and assorted patio furniture. We romped in creeks and through fields and snuck  onto the golf course behind our house to swim in the ponds. I taught Tucker how to catch and fetch, how to run through an impressive line-up of tricks and how to play hide and seek. He taught me the joy of loving and training a good dog.

So I guess my parents weren’t totally surprised when I joined Guide Dogs for the Blind As a volunteer puppy raiser. Raising Jenner (aka JB), my first puppy with the organization and my very own Old Yeller (finally), was such a joy. If you’ve been following along, you know JB went to Guide Dog college in January after living and training with me for 14 months. When a small cataract was discovered in one eye, JB was career changed (the polite way to say a puppy in training won’t become a guide dog). The number one question I get as a puppy raiser... well, besides “Can I pet your dog?” (answer: no, not while he’s working)... is “Won’t it break your heart to give him up?” (answer: 1,000x yes). It’s heartbreaking to watch them go to college, heartbreaking to hear the news that your dog, for whatever reason, didn’t make the cut, heartbreaking to figure out what’s next for your baby who has trained his whole life for this one job that didn’t pan out for him. And honestly it probably would have been just as heartbreaking to see him succeed and know I may never see him again.

Being a volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind isn’t for the faint of heart. There are ups and downs and times of uncertainty. But when the dust settles and your baby ends up right where he was meant to be, running off leash by your favorite river, you get to smile and remember the joy of loving and training a good dog.

    Best doggone dog in the West 🐕

    When I was five I sat on Santa’s lap and asked for a dog “like Old Yeller”. My mother popped up from behind her camera and said, “No, no! Mommy vetoes that.” Six years later, I wore them down and Tucker, a sweet little black lab joined our family. He wasn’t yellow... but he was mine and we were inseparable. I used to spend all of my free time in the yard, building dog agility courses out of scrap materials from my dad’s garage and assorted patio furniture. We romped in creeks and through fields and snuck onto the golf course behind our house to swim in the ponds. I taught Tucker how to catch and fetch, how to run through an impressive line-up of tricks and how to play hide and seek. He taught me the joy of loving and training a good dog.

    So I guess my parents weren’t totally surprised when I joined Guide Dogs for the Blind As a volunteer puppy raiser. Raising Jenner (aka JB), my first puppy with the organization and my very own Old Yeller (finally), was such a joy. If you’ve been following along, you know JB went to Guide Dog college in January after living and training with me for 14 months. When a small cataract was discovered in one eye, JB was career changed (the polite way to say a puppy in training won’t become a guide dog). The number one question I get as a puppy raiser... well, besides “Can I pet your dog?” (answer: no, not while he’s working)... is “Won’t it break your heart to give him up?” (answer: 1,000x yes). It’s heartbreaking to watch them go to college, heartbreaking to hear the news that your dog, for whatever reason, didn’t make the cut, heartbreaking to figure out what’s next for your baby who has trained his whole life for this one job that didn’t pan out for him. And honestly it probably would have been just as heartbreaking to see him succeed and know I may never see him again.

    Being a volunteer for Guide Dogs for the Blind isn’t for the faint of heart. There are ups and downs and times of uncertainty. But when the dust settles and your baby ends up right where he was meant to be, running off leash by your favorite river, you get to smile and remember the joy of loving and training a good dog.

    63 4 1 hour ago
    GIVEAWAY!! In honor of our new online store and to help promote we will be giving one item from our store to a random winner. One person will be selected Next Thursday morning and presented with an online code for one free item of their choice from our online store. 
To enter:
1. Follow @evidentoutdoor on Instagram 
2. Tag 3 Friends in the comments on any post over the next week 
3. Like our new Facebook Page - Link In Bio

The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on Thursday 5/30!

    GIVEAWAY!! In honor of our new online store and to help promote we will be giving one item from our store to a random winner. One person will be selected Next Thursday morning and presented with an online code for one free item of their choice from our online store.
    To enter:
    1. Follow @evidentoutdoor on Instagram
    2. Tag 3 Friends in the comments on any post over the next week
    3. Like our new Facebook Page - Link In Bio

    The winner will be announced on Facebook and Instagram on Thursday 5/30!

    45 2 1 hour ago

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    We’re not sure if the sun is going to come out for Memorial Day weekend but we guarantee the light will be here for those who are patient. Spring photo season is firing. Check out @outhikingwithtiare for more like this rad take of a Hot Creek classic.

    We’re not sure if the sun is going to come out for Memorial Day weekend but we guarantee the light will be here for those who are patient. Spring photo season is firing. Check out @outhikingwithtiare for more like this rad take of a Hot Creek classic.

    202 5 4 hours ago
    I’ve been house bound since February. I’m still months away from any form of fitness that will get me doing something that brings me joy. But Mammoth has had snow for two weeks. And this has been on my mind. #snowboarding #mammothmountain #mammothlakes #me #2017

    I’ve been house bound since February. I’m still months away from any form of fitness that will get me doing something that brings me joy. But Mammoth has had snow for two weeks. And this has been on my mind. #snowboarding #mammothmountain #mammothlakes #me #2017

    32 1 12 hours ago

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    We’re not sure if the sun is going to come out for Memorial Day weekend but we guarantee the light will be here for those who are patient. Spring photo season is firing. Check out @outhikingwithtiare for more like this rad take of a Hot Creek classic.

    We’re not sure if the sun is going to come out for Memorial Day weekend but we guarantee the light will be here for those who are patient. Spring photo season is firing. Check out @outhikingwithtiare for more like this rad take of a Hot Creek classic.

    202 5 4 hours ago

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    Started today with a calm mind, music for my commute, and a fresh perspective... and oh boy do I feel better. 🌤

    Started today with a calm mind, music for my commute, and a fresh perspective... and oh boy do I feel better. 🌤

    111 7 17 hours ago

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    This was just two weeks ago... The sun was shining, the local wildlife was making their spring appearance, and snow was slowly but surely melting. Flash forward to today and Mammoth Lakes is on track to have a record breaking month in May, for snowfall 🤦🏻‍♀️

    This was just two weeks ago... The sun was shining, the local wildlife was making their spring appearance, and snow was slowly but surely melting. Flash forward to today and Mammoth Lakes is on track to have a record breaking month in May, for snowfall 🤦🏻‍♀️

    132 17 15 hours ago
    Furriends, we found where they are hiding all the snow! We are so mad at mom for holding out on us! ❄️❄️❄️

    Furriends, we found where they are hiding all the snow! We are so mad at mom for holding out on us! ❄️❄️❄️

    447 14 23 May, 2019

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    “Look how beautiful the sun is on the tofu!” ...overheard at the South Tufa

Tufa (not to be confused with tofu 🙈) is the limestone rock that forms these other-worldly towers in the photo. Created by mineral deposits from underwater vents, the tufa are only visible above the surface of the lake today because runoff water that naturally fed the lake was diverted into the Los Angeles aqueduct. The water line receded, exposing the subterranean towers.

As stunning as the tufa are, especially when the sun shines on them in the mornings, they are just one example of how much impact human activity can have on delicate landscapes.

Photo: @craigwestphoto

    “Look how beautiful the sun is on the tofu!” ...overheard at the South Tufa

    Tufa (not to be confused with tofu 🙈) is the limestone rock that forms these other-worldly towers in the photo. Created by mineral deposits from underwater vents, the tufa are only visible above the surface of the lake today because runoff water that naturally fed the lake was diverted into the Los Angeles aqueduct. The water line receded, exposing the subterranean towers.

    As stunning as the tufa are, especially when the sun shines on them in the mornings, they are just one example of how much impact human activity can have on delicate landscapes.

    Photo: @craigwestphoto

    252 25 23 May, 2019
    WOW! What an epic May powder day! Free refills all day long! 5-16-19 😋❄️🏂 I ❤️ you @mammothmountain!!!

    WOW! What an epic May powder day! Free refills all day long! 5-16-19 😋❄️🏂 I ❤️ you @mammothmountain !!!

    189 8 16 May, 2019