Pack-and-Go Ski Day Ramen 🍜⛷ .
Insulated food container = a better way to ramen. 🙌 This quick and easy ramen recipe can be prepped ahead of time, so you can enjoy a delicious lunch at the ski lodge without breaking the bank at the cafeteria. Just add hot water!
Check out this recipe and other ski day meal ideas on our website. Link in profile. 👆
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Guess what we're finally working on! After some delays in receiving the FLIR camera, we are finally jumping on our update to the Ultimate Insulated #Beer#Growler Showdown!! We listened to your feedback and are making some improvements to our testing procedure. Be sure to check back in as we will be posting this year's results in a few weeks.
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Tolovana Hot Springs, The hidden gem of interior Alaska -
Every year it’s the same, returning home; Tired, sore, and completely content. Somehow the miles of wilderness you cross to get here insulate these beautiful springs, never failing to provide a respite from the grind of connected life
About an hour into our first mountain bike ride together I yelled back to Zack, “I’m so happy right now. I feel like a kid again out here”... We bought mountain bikes a few weeks ago. They were on sale for a ridiculously great deal, and it was an activity Zack wanted me to join him in.
But I almost didn’t get a bike... Not because I didn’t have the money.
Not because I didn’t want to join him.
But because I got this small idea in my head that I shouldn’t buy one; that the 500 bucks would be better off sitting in my savings account than a bike sitting in our shed.
Well, I was wrong.
The pure enjoyment I get from bumping along muddy trails, or speeding down hills, or slugging up steep inclines is worth so much more than what’s in my bank account. The value of the sunset rides I spend with Zack after a long work day means so much more to me than money. And the worth of sliding my dog, Ellie, into my day pack, hopping on my bike, and cruising along the wild California coast with her chin resting on my shoulder watching nature breeze by, offering out the occasional bark into the wind; we’ll that’s priceless.
You see, money sitting in your bank account may get you more money, but experiences outside gets you joy.
And I choose joy.
So, thank you mountain bike. You are worth every penny I paid for you. And even though you make me feel terribly out of shape, I love you all the same.
6 years ago, the man pictured here finally said “yes”
And my life was made complete.
But it’s not an engagement we’re celebrating,
No friends - it’s so much bigger than that.
You see, I always wanted a van.
I grew up around some rad ones:
My Tía’s black and grey high top Ford with its faux fur seat covers and giant Raiders decal.
My Tío’s Dodge with its psychedelic tapestry ceiling and velvet black light posters.
We carpooled to school in an air-cooled Westfalia, always musty with damp wetsuits and a thin layer of sand covering every inch.
And for a while, my parents even let a friend live in our driveway in a self-converted Riviera that I once watched roll down the hill on its own because the owner forgot to use the cinderblocks that my parents left in the yard for use in lieu of an e-brake.
A van was my dream car.
But then I got older,
And I fell in love with a pragmatist,
And then married him.
And he saw vans differently -
Something requiring insurance, something requiring maintenance and registration,
He said, vans breakdown - but tents never do.
So we spent years backpacking and car camping.
But then something happened -
It was winter and we were camped in the high desert where temps were in the low 20’s.
One night, we sat huddled around the campfire layered in every piece of clothing we’d packed.
Jonnie was wearing his extra pair of pants as arm warmers when we saw the headlights of a vehicle approach the campsite next to us.
A van pulled up, parked, and the couple inside flipped on their cabin lights.
Our last piece of firewood began to smolder, while we watched them make hot tea from inside the balmy belly of their glowing tin home.
And just as one of them kicked their feet up onto the dash, and opened a book,
Jonnie turned to me and said
“F*ck this, we’re getting a van.”
That was exactly 6 years ago, to the day.
The only time that I would ever want to hear someone tell me to, “look back at it” would be if I was coming away from a view as spectacular as this! 🤣✌️ // our girl, @Gypsea_Angel 📸 @Jbacerra // #AndShesDopeToo#ChaseYourGOAT
Get ready for our first ever LUMB-BEER-JACK event at our Century Park location! Friday, February 23rd come by for some indoor axe throwing. With any food bank donation you bring, you’ll get a complimentary axe throw! Mark your calendars and don’t miss it YEG. 🎯
I C E M O V E S // Bow person eases out toward ice edge and maintain stance on the rails.
From Legend Garrett Conover's book titled Beyond the Paddle. One of Canoeist’s favorite books 📷 Alexandra Conover